Government of Telangana permits all Shops and Establishments to keep open on all 365 days of the year for a further period of three years

Aug 08, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Telangana on July 24, 2019, has permitted all the Shops and Establishments to keep open on all 365 days of the year in Telangana State for a further period of three years with effect from June 16, 2019, subject to certain conditions.

The conditions are as under:

(i)            The working hours of the employees shall be 8 hours per day and 48 hours in a week. Record of over time will be maintained in the Wages Register separately in respect of the employees who worked beyond normal working hours.

(ii)          Every employee will be allowed to avail a Weekly Holiday as per the list exhibited (Form 24) at the main entrance of the shop on rotation basis.

(iii)         If the employees are found working on any Holiday or after normal duty hours without proper indent of Over Time, the exemption granted will be liable for cancellation. 

(iv)        Working hours of the shop shall be between 9.00 A.M. to 11.00 P.M.

(v)          In case of Women employees who are required to work beyond 8:30 P.M., transport arrangements are to be made to the women employees. A notice to this effect in Telugu and English shall be exhibited at the main entrance of the shop indicating the availability of transport.

(vi)        All employees are to be provided with Appointment Letters and copy of the same will be furnished to the jurisdiction Inspector and acknowledgement shall be preserved in the shop for inspection at any time.

(vii)        Visit Book shall be maintained exhibiting a copy of the exemption for verification by the Inspector for compliance with the conditions on exemption.

(viii)      The exemption is valid for three (3) years only and subject to compliance with the conditions of exemption and also compliance with the welfare provisions applicable under various Labour Laws. 

(ix)         The wages for the employees shall be credited to their saving bank Accounts.

(x)           Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance (ESI) deductions shall be implemented in respect of the eligible employees.

(xi)         If any statutory violation is committed by the Employer of the Shop, the exemption will be cancelled before the sanction period.

[G.O.Ms.No. 24]


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