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Larijani objects to Ahmadinejad's reduction of office hours during Ramadan

TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (Mehr News Agency) -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani in a letter issued on Monday asked President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to reverse the working time of the governmental bodies to its former schedule before the holy month of Ramadan.

Despite the parliament's warnings, Ahmadinejad took a decision to reduce the working time in the Iranian calendar year of 1386 (March 2007-March 2008) and it is still practiced.

Cabinet members had ratified on August 9, 2009 that the working time for government and bank employees, and workers during the month of Ramadan will be about five hours per day, starting from 9:00 am to 2:00pm in Tehran province and from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm in other provinces.

Based on the law, the government employees must work 44 hours per week, the letter noted.

The reduction of working hours during fasting month of Ramadan violates the mentioned law and the working hours should be reversed to its former condition, the letter said.

Larijani added that the cabinet ratifications were examined in Majlis by a group of veteran lawyers to assure it's in accordance with the law.

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