The Union Cabinet’s clearing the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016, has been welcomed by the FICCI Retail and Internal trade committee.
The law will allow shops, malls and cinema halls, among other establishments to run 24×7 throughout the year.
It covers establishments employing 10 or more workers except manufacturing units and will provide freedom to operate 365 days with flexibility on timing to open and close.
“It is a very progressive move, as it would enable states to choose to keep shops and other such establishments open 24×7 all through the year.
This would give substantial boost to employment generation and will also benefit the consumers in terms of more convenience and accessibility,” said Secretary General FICCI, Dr. A. Didar Singh.