Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996
28 .Fixing hours for normal working day, etc.-
(1) The appropriate Government may, by rules,----
(a) fix the number of hours of work which shall constitute a normal working day for a building worker, inclusive of one or more specified intervals;
(b) provided for a day of rest in every period of seven days which shall be allowed to all building workers and for the payment of remuneration in respect of such days of rest;
(c) provide for payment of work on a day of rest at a rate not less than the overtime rate specified in section 29.
(2) The provisions of sub-section (1) shall, in relation to the following classes of building workers, apply only to such extent, an subject to such conditions, as may be prescribed, namely:---
(a) persons engaged on urgent work, or in any emergency which could not have been foreseen or prevented;
(b) persons engaged in a work in the nature of preparatory or complementary work which must necessarily be carried out outside the normal hours of work laid down in the rules:
(c) persons engaged in any work which for technical reasons has to be completed before the day is over;
(d) persons engaged in a work which could not be carried on except at times dependant on the irregular action of natural forces.