TS Shops & Establishment Act

Telangana Shops & Establishment Act, 1988

The Andhra Pradesh shops and establishment act, 1966 was enacted to consolidate and amend the law relating to the regulation of conditions of work and to provide for some more measures for safeguarding the interests of the employees.


The act applies to all the Factories, Shops & Establishments, Motor Transport Undertakings, and Societies & Trusts.

Fee prescribed for the registration of establishments relating to the number of employees employed for a calendar year:

No. of Employees

Fee prescribed Rs.



Employing up to 5 persons


Employing 6 and and above and up to 10 persons


Employing more than 11and up to 20 persons


Employing 21and above and up to 50 persons


Employing 51 persons and above and up to 100 persons


Employing 101 and above


Requirements to be met by the employer:

  • The working hours of the shop shall be from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm – Section 7
  • Daily working hours of the employee shall be 8 hours or weekly 48 hours, and the spread over on any day should not be more than 12 hours – Section 9
  • Any employee may be required or allowed to work in a shop for any period in excess of the limit fixed under sub-section(1) on payment of overtime wages, subject to maximum period of Six hours in a week.
  • The management shall provide necessary transport in case the workers are continued beyond 8.30 pm.
  • Every employee shall be paid wages for overtime work in case they are working beyond 8 hours – Section 37
  • Leaves: Every employee who has served with 240 days or more during a continuous period of 12 months in any establishment shall be entitled during the subsequent period of twelve months , to leave with wages may be accumulated up to a maximum period of sixty days
    • Sick leaves : 12 days
    • Casual Leaves : 12days
  • Encashment of leaves: Every employee in any shop or establishment shall be entitled for encashment of leave with wages for a period of 8 days in a year.
  • Every employee in any establishment shall be allowed in each week a holiday of one whole day.
  • Every employee in any establishment shall also be entitled to Nine holidays in a year with wages on the days to be specified by the notification, from time to time.
  • Every employee shall be given a compensatory holiday in lieu of notified holidays with wages – Section 31.
  • No young person shall be required or allowed to work in any establishment before 6 a.m. and after 7 p.m.
  • No women employee shall be required or allowed to work in any establishment before 6 a.m. and after 8 p.m.


General permission is available for three shift operations with women working in the night for IT / ITES units / companies. .


In case of a new establishment with in thirty days from the date on which the establishment commences its work, send to the inspector concerned a statement containing such particulars, together with such fees as may be prescribed. When registered the certificate issued shall be valid with effect from the date on which it is issued up to the 31st Day of the December following.

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