Pro forma application for seeking an exemption to operate shops and establishments 24/7

Earlier, the Government of Telangana, vide notification No. G.O.Ms No- 4, dated 4th April, 2023, had issued certain guidelines for granting exemptions from the provision of opening and closing hours to all shops and establishments.

One of the conditions requires the shop or the establishment to pay an annual fee of INR. 10,000/- for each unit to operate 24/7. The process for paying the said annual fee was not clarified in the said notification. Ascent had circulated an alert on the same on 21st April, 2023.

Now, the labour department of Telangana, in continuation to its earlier circular, has come up with a pro forma application for seeking an exemption for operating shops and establishments 24/7 under the provisions of The Telangana Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 and Rules, 1990. As per the pro forma, payment of INR. 10,000/- can be made manually through a demand draft (DD).

Please find attached a copy of the said pro forma application for your reference and use:

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