Telangana Shops & Establishments Act


The Telangana Shops & Commercial Establishment Act, 1988 and Rules, 1990 are applicable to all the shops and commercial establishments in the areas notified by Government of Telangana.

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.


Commercial Establishment means an establishment which carries on any trade, business, profession or any work in connection with or incidental or ancillary to any such trade, business or profession or which is a clerical department of a factory or an industrial undertaking or which is a commercial or trading or banking or insurance establishment and includes an establishment under the management and control of a co-operative society, an establishment of a factory or an industrial undertaking which falls outside the scope of the Factories Act, 1948, and such other establishment as the Government may, by notification, declare to be a commercial establishment for the purposes of this Act but does not include a shop;

Establishment means a shop, restaurant, eatinghouse, residential hotel, lodging house, theatre or any place of public amusement or entertainment and includes a commercial establishment and such other establishment as the Government may, by notification, declare to be an establishment for the purposes of this Act;

Shop means any premises where any trade or business is carried on or where services are rendered to customer and includes a shop run by a co-operative society an office, a store room, godown, warehouse or work place, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in connection with such trade or business and such other establishments as the Government may, by notification, declare to be a shop for the purposes of this Act, but does not include a commercial establishment.


Every employer of an establishment shall,

  • In the case of an establishment existing on the date of commencement of this Act, within thirty days from that date; and
  • In the case of a new establishment, within 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.

On receipt of such statement, the Inspector shall register the establishment in the register of establishments in such manner as may be prescribed and shall issue in the prescribed form a registration certificate to the employer who shall display it at a prominent place of the establishment: Provided that if no adverse order is passed by the Inspector within thirty days from the date of submission of the statement as mentioned above, then the registration shall be deemed to be duly granted. Provided further that to facilitate the starting of business, no inspection need be conducted prior to registration. Provided also that, on uploading the application for registration along with other enclosures as may be prescribed, provisional registration shall be granted within 24 business hours and be valid until a final order is passed on the application for registration.

Every registration certificate issued shall be valid with effect from the date on which it is issued upto the 31st day of December following.

Every employer shall give intimation to the Inspector, in the prescribed form, any change in any of the particulars in the statement made within fifteen days after the change has taken place. The Inspector shall on receipt of such intimation and the fees prescribed therefor make the change in the register of establishments in accordance with such intimation and shall amend the registration certificate or issue a fresh registration certificate,if necessary.

The employer shall, within fifteen days of the closure of the establishment, give intimation thereof in writing to the Inspector, who shall, on receipt of such intimation, remove the name of the establishment from the register of establishments and cancel the registration certificate:

Provided that, where the Inspector is satisfied otherwise than on receipt of such intimation, that the establishment has been closed, he shall remove the name of such establishment from the register and cancel the registration certificate.




Permission to keep establishments open on all days of the year in Telangana

15 May, 2023
The Government of Telangana has published the notification allowing all establishments, under the Telangana Shops and Establishments Act, 1988, to remain open throughout the year for a further period of three years with effect from 16 June 2022, subject to the prescribed conditions.
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Guidelines to obtain exemptions under Telangana Shops Act

04 Apr, 2023
The Government of Telangana has issued the guidelines for obtaining an exemption from the provisions on opening and closing hours of the Telangana Shops And Establishments Act, 1988.

Telangana Holidays List - 2023 (under NFH Act)

12 Dec, 2022
The Telangana Government has released its list of holidays for the year under 2023 under the National Festival and Other Holidays Act applicable to the employees of Shops and Establishments.

Telangana State List of Holidays - 2023

15 Nov, 2022
The Government of Telangana has released holiday list for the year 2023.

Telangana exempts establishments to employ women in night shifts

13 Oct, 2022
Government of Telangana has notified exempting all the shops and establishments from the applicability of provision related to working hours of women between 8.30 P.M. to 6.00 A.M, subject to the prescribed conditions.

Holiday for Bye-Election in Telangana

01 Oct, 2022
The Government of Telangana, on account of the Bye-Elections, declared a public holiday on 03 November 2022 in the area of 93-Munugode Assembly Constituency, Nalgonda, and Yadadri Bhuvanagiri districts.

Telangana declares 17 April 2021 as a public holiday in Nalagonda district for Bye-Election

06 Apr, 2021
The Government of Telangana declares the 17 April 2021 as a public holiday in 87-Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly Constituency, Nalagonda District to enable the workers and employees cast their votes in the bye-election.

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