Telangana guidelines for permitting all Shops & Establishments to keep open on all days of the year in Telangana State


The Government of Telangana on May 15, 2023, issued guidelines for permitting all Shops & Establishments to keep open on all days of the year in Telangana State for a further period of three (3) years w.e.f. June 16, 2022, subject to following conditions.

  1. The working hours of the employees shall be 8 hours per day and 48 hours a week. Record of overtime will be maintained in the Wages Register separately in respect of the employees who worked beyond normal working hours. 
  2. Every employee will be allowed to avail of a Weekly Holiday as per the list exhibited (Form 24) at the main entrance of the shop on a rotation basis. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Working hours of the shop shall be between 9.00 A.M. to 11.00 P.M. 
  5. In the case of Women employees who are required to work beyond 8:30 P.M., transport arrangements are to be made for 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.
  6. All employees are to be provided with Appointment Letters and copies of the same will be furnished to the jurisdiction Inspector and acknowledgment shall be preserved in the shop for inspection at any time. 
  7. Visit Book shall be maintained exhibiting a copy of the exemption for verification by the Inspector for compliance with the conditions of the exemption. 
  8. 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. 
  9. The wages for the employees shall be credited to their saving bank Accounts. 
  10. EPF & ESI deductions shall be implemented in respect of the eligible employees. 
  11. The Employer shall cooperate in implementing the “Duties of Inspection” under rule 28 of the Telangana Shops & Establishments Rules, 1990 especially with regard to the implementation of the conditions and also the provisions of other Labour Laws for the workers employed in their shops. 
  12. If any statutory violation is committed by the Employer of the Shop, the exemption will be cancelled before the sanction period. 
  13. The exemption will remain in operation for a period of three (3) years, subject to fulfillment of conditions as specified above and also subject to any orders/instructions issued from time to time in this regard.

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