Monday, December 26, 2005
India gets 365 Umbrella Days in office
New Delhi (T2N2) The Indian government has authorised the use of umbrellas inside government offices even on non-rainy days.
The Perennial Umbrellas in Government Offices (PUGO) Act 2005 is set to come into force by February after the bill was passed by a majority in both Houses of Parliament yesterday.
According to official sources, people all over India had been eagerly awaiting the Act which has been in the offing for several long years.
"Instead of waiting for government officials to wake up from their siestas and finish pending work, colleagues can now merely poke them with umbrellas. It's a great relief for our throats which had turned hoarse from shouting."
All umbrellas be it parasols or toy versions of all hues would come under the purview of the PUGO Act.
However, the Act will not be enforced in private sector offices as the workaholic ambience coupled with the boss's high blood pressure is considered sufficient antidote to any propensity for falling asleep on the job. (T2N2)