Manipur Shops and Establishments Act

The Manipur Shops and Establishments Act, 1972 and Rules, 1973 are applicable to all the shops and commercial establishments in the whole of the Manipur State.

The Act is enacted for the purpose of protecting the rights of employees. The Act provides regulations of the payment of wages, terms of services, work hours, rest intervals, overtime work, opening and closing hours, closed days, holidays, leaves, maternity leave and benefits, work conditions, rules for employment of children, records maintenance, etc.

Key Definitions

Commercial establishment means an establishment which carries on the business, trade or profession of advertising commission agency. Forwarding or commercial agency or which is a clerical department of a factory or of any industrial or commercial undertaking, includes;

  • An establishment undertaking the business, trade or profession of public transport;
  • An insurance company, joint stock company, broker’s office or exchange; and
  • Such other establishment or class thereof as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be a commercial establishmentfor the purposes of this Act; but does not include a shop or an establishmentfor public entertainment or amusement.

Establishment means a commercial establishment or an establishment for public entertainment of amusement.

Establishment for public entertainment or amusement means a restaurant, eating house, café,residential bond cinema, theatre and such other establishmentor class thereof as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be, for the purposes of this Act, an establishment for public entertainment or amusement, but not in clued a shop or a commercial establishment.

Shop means any premises used wholly or in part for whole‐sale or retail sale of commodities or articles, either for cash or an credit, and such other premises as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be a shop for the purposes of this Act. But does not include a commercial establishmentfor public entertainment or amusement.

Registration

  1. Within thirty days from the date of enforcement (March 17, 1997) of these Rules in the case of shop and establishment existing on that date and within thirty days of the commencement of the business in the case of a new shop or establishment,the employer of every shop or establishment, shall apply for registration under the Act to the Registering Officer or the Officer authorised by him in this behalf in Form IX in duplicate with the original copy of the Treasury challan depositing the requisite amount specified in Schedule-I to these Rules.
  2. On receipt of an application accompanied by the requisite fee under sub-rule (1), the Registering Officer shall, on being satisfied about the correctness of the particulars furnished in the application, register the shop or the establishment, asthe case may be and issue a certificate of registration in Part-II of Form IX.

Statutory Compliances

As prescribed under the Rules.

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