1. Is there an act enected by centrat government which mandates for a compulsory holiday on certain national festivals/days in a year ? I searched on ministry of labor and employment of Govt of India and in the list of acts mentioned i found that there is a link on one act called 'the National & Festival Holidays Act'. However, i could not open the page. I have also heard that there is no such act enacted by a centre.If this is so, how does certain national holidays declared by central govt derive their legality from ?
2. I have also heard that due to certain emmergencies if employees have to work on national holidays then they either get 3 days comp off or 3 days salary. Is it true?