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Model shops and establishment bill

Model shops and establishment bill
The bill is ‘Model shops and establishment bill’ (Regulation of Employment and service bill), 2016. It states that shops, malls, restaurants, cinema halls, banks etc. can operate 24 hours with all 7 days and 24 hours. All such units which employee 10 or more workers are proposed to come under this Act. The draft law proposes to cover all premises, barring factories, or shops with work related to printing, banking, insurance, stocks and shares, brokerage or theatres, cinema and “any other public amusement” which is currently not covered under the ‘Factories Act, 1948’. However, the law will not apply for government offices and the Reserve Bank of India. So the government will not work for 24x7, though they expect the people to work for 24x7. The bill has been passed by the Union Cabinet on 29th June, 2016. This bill is issued as an advisory to the states & it is up to the states to take it up or make changes and thus is subject ot state laws.. The B…