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While people in Mexico City work the longest hours - 2,375 hours per year- in Paris, people work for just 1558 hours, says a UBS study on Price and Earnings...what you think would be Indian figures?

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Asked by dharamender nebhnani, 07 Oct '12 07:03 pm
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Working hours in under developed / developing nations are generally higher than the developed nation. The reason being most of the work done in a developing or under developed nation is manual in nature, most of the work are done in unorganized sector where no rules or regulations regarding working hours are followed, large amount of work is done in the domestic segment where no statistic are available. India being a highly populated nation with a high work force, the working conditions is not as well regulated as in advanced countries. Even in organized sectors most of the employees are forced to work for more hours than the regulated working hours of 48 hours a week. This is very similar to Mexico where also employees are often exploited by the employers. Considering India is more populated than Mexico and Work conditions are likely to be identical, In all probability if a proper study is done for India the overall working hours may be even more than or at least nearer to the worki ...more
Answered by Shyam, 07 Oct '12 10:14 pm

 
  
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May be more than 3000 hours.
Answered by anantharaman, 07 Oct '12 08:43 pm

 
  
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I worked at least 9 hours per day.
Answered by tanha dil, 07 Oct '12 07:08 pm

 
  
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India has the most number of holidays in the world , so supposedly i think the least worked nation
Answered by starkid, 07 Oct '12 07:05 pm

 
  
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1,000 productive hours, thanks to ongoing cricket matches.
Answered by Avantika, 07 Oct '12 07:04 pm

 
  
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In organized private sector and in PSUs it is 8-12 hours for office workers and more for managerail and management cadre. But for technical staff it is never more more than 6 hours as per strict ILO norms except for unavoidable circumstances or voluntary offering.

In Government and other institution, the higher the cadre the higher is the number of hours per day. with some people in lower cadre doing excellent work.

In unorganized sector it could be 12- 16 hours per day. depending on the compliance of ste labour laws and political environments.

In domestic sector, like housewives etc it is 24X7.

So, Mexico figure never surprised me nor the Pairs figures. .
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 07 Oct '12 08:57 pm

 
  
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I will apply the government / PSU standard. 9 am to 5 pm are the official working time for them with hour lunch break. So working hours per day is 7 . Assume about 270 working days a year (considering 52 Sundays, 15 holidays, 25 of days due to half day Saturdays etc). Hence the estimated working hours per year would be 270 X 7.5 =2025 hrs. Of course this is my assessment only. Opinions on this can differ.
Answered by Good Citizen, 07 Oct '12 07:42 pm

 
  
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