Latest Compliance Updates For Goa

Paid holiday on 10 Aug 2023 in Goa for general election

26 Aug, 2022

On account of general elections, Goa government has declared 10 August 2023 as a paid holiday throughout the State of Goa.

🏷️ The Goa Shops Act

Paid Holiday for Elections in Goa

07 Feb, 2022

The Goa Government has declared public holiday on 14 February 2022 being the polling day for the General Elections in the Goa Legislative Assembly, 2022, throughout the State of Goa.

🏷️ The Goa Shops Act

The Goa Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2021

20 Sep, 2021

The Goa Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2021 which has been passed by the Legislative Assembly of Goa on 30-07-2021 and assented to by the Governor of Goa on 20-09-2021, is hereby published for the general information of the public.

It shall come into force on such date as the Government may by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

🏷️ The Goa Shops Act

Goa Factories (Fifteenth Amendment) Rules, 2021

15 Jul, 2021

The Goa Government has amended certain provisions of the Goa Factories Rules, 1985 viz., application fees of the competent person, approval of plans, use of premises as a factory, certificate of stability, application for registration, renewal of license, mode of payment of fees, medical examination of workers, Latrine accommodations, pressure vessels or plant, medical examination, occupational health centre, qualifications of supervisors, dangerous manufacturing process and other schedules under rules.

🏷️ Goa Factories Rules 1985
Holiday lists for goa

Public Holidays



Leave Rules For Goa

Here is a snapshot of various leave rules as per the Goa Shops & Establishments Act.

Annual / Privileged / Earned Leave (AL/PL/EL)15 daysAfter 240 days of continuous service
Casual Leave (CL)6 daysDuring 12 month of continuous service
Sick Leave (SL)9 daysDuring first 12 months & further continuous service
Maximum AL/PL that can be carried forward45 Days
Working hours in a day8
Total hours in a week48
Rest Interval1 hourRest after 5 hours of work

About Goa

Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

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