Q56. What is idle time? What are its types and causes?
Ans. Idle time represents the time for which wages are paid but no production is obtained. So it is the difference between the time for which workers are paid and the time for which they actually spend upon production.
Types and bits causes:
- Normal Causes:
- Which is inherent in every situation. It means which cannot be controlled.
- Which is pre determined.
- Abnormal Causes:
- Which can be controlled.
- Which is not predetermined
Example: Time lost due to machine breakdown, power failure, flood etc.