Friday (Jumma) Prayer Permission for Muslim Govt Employees Memorandum No. 146 had been issued on 3rd March, 1983 by the General Administration (Service-C) Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. This Memorandum for Recess for Muslim Government Servants to offer prayers on Fridays. Memorandum No. 146 details are provided here.
GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH, GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT, Memorandum No.146/Ser.C/83-1, dated 3rd March, 1983; Subject: Office Hours – Recess for Muslim Government Servants to offer prayers on Fridays – Orders – Issued. Reference: Memo. No. 666/Ser-C/80-6, dt.5-12-1980
Certain clarifications have been sought for in regard to the permission granted to Muslim Government employees in the memo. Cited, to leave the office for offering weekly prayers on Fridays, in the context of the fixation of revised lunch hours. The matter has been carefully examined by the Government.
2. The Government directs that the Muslim Government servants Who desire to offer weekly prayers on Fridays may be continued to be allowed to leave Office for an hour and a half from 12-30p.m. to 2-00 p.m. offering prayers for on that day.