Utility Stores to Remain Open Till 8pm not to 5pm in Punjab

The Punjab government has extended the hours of Utility Stores across the province in order to provide facility of purchasing commodities to citizens after Iftar time also.

According to a notification issued by the government, Utility Stores are now allowed to remain open from 9am to 8pm. The Utility Store administration has been directed to ensure implementation of SOPs regarding Covid-19, including social distancing.

Last week Utility Stores Corporation had announced additional perks and salaries for the employees after they had gone on strike shutting down the stores countrywide. The decision was made in a meeting of the board of directors of Utility Stores Corporation the other day. It was agreed to announce a special package for the employees.

Under the decisions, the salary of the daily wage employees was raised to Rs 17,500 from Rs15 000. The Utility Stores employees will also be given an additional one month salary under the Ramazan relief package while a martyrs’ package was also approved for the deceased employees.

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