Regulations and Operating Hours for Fair Price Shop Dealers in Mizoram

The office order issued by the Directorate of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs in Mizoram regulates the operating hours of Fair Price Shop Dealers/Retailers, emphasizing the importance of adhering to specific time slots, and outlining consequences for non-compliance to ensure fair distribution of essential commodities.

Kerala – Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Rules 

Amendment of the Rules.- In the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Rules, 1961, for the words “Labour Commissionerate Automated System”, wherever they occur, the words “Labour Commissionerate Automation System” shall be substituted. The Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1960 (34 of 1960) was amended by the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2021 (20 of 2021). Now, the Government has decided to amend the Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Rules, 1961 suitably in accordance with the above said amendment after having published the draft rules calling for objections and suggestions as per notification dated 4th July, 2023 published in the Kerala Gazette Extraordinary No.2223 dated 5th July, 2023.

BMC Cracks Down on Mumbai Shops for Not Displaying Marathi Signboards

Starting from Tuesday, 28th November, 2023, the BMC will take legal action against shops and establishments that fail to display Marathi signboards. In addition to prosecution, a penalty of ₹2000 per staffer per shop will be levied. The civic body has formed teams at the ward level to ensure effective enforcement. Offenders will face registration of an offense, and the BMC will report their violations to the Supreme Court.

The Registration (Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2023

The present Amendment has sought the registration of any instrument or agreement relating to the deposit of title deeds (Equitable Mortgage), where such deposit has been made by way of security for the repayment of a loan or an existing or future debts. Further, the Amendment Bill also requires the registration of any certificate of sale granted to the purchaser of any property sold by public auction by a Civil or Revenue Officer or Civil Court or any authority, under law.

Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2023

This Amendment Act seeks to further amend the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947. The Amendment Act has included several employee-centric facilities within its ambit. These include drinking water, latrines and urinals, rest room and lunch room and first-aid.

The Government of Punjab approves the maintenance of electronic registers under several labour laws

The notification aims at simplifying and rationalizing existing rules and introducing information technology to promote efficiency and effectiveness in governance. This notification covers 25 labour laws and was issued in consonance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Business Action Plan (BRAP) 2020 of the Department of Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.