TS Govt permits shops to remain open 365 days for 3 more years

TS Govt permits shops to remain open 365 days for 3 more years

Hyderabad: The Telangana Government has decided to extend the permission to all Shops and Establishments to keep open on all the days of the year in Telangana State for a further period of three years, subject to certain conditions.

The State Government had permitted Shops and Establishments in Telangana to remain open on 365 days last year. Encouraged by its successful implementation, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has decided to extend the permit for three more years. Accordingly, the Labour Employment on Thursday issued GO Ms. No. 51 in this regard and laid 13 conditions.

The conditions include that the working hours of the employees should 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. Every employee will be allowed to avail a Weekly Holiday at the main entrance of the shop on rotation basis. 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.

The working hours of the shop shall be between 9.00 A.M. to 11.00 P.M. 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 should be exhibited at the main entrance of the shop indicating the availability of transport. (INN)