Dear seniors/friends ......
What is the difference between AP SHOPS and ESTABLISHMENT ACT AND FACTORIES ACT.That means we should maintain all records like PF, ESI , LEAVES registers in both acts. So I asked this doubt, what is the major difference between these two acts.........Each one have act (like pf act, esi act , gratuityact ,bonus act).can any one reply me answer???????
12th November 2009 From India, Hyderabad

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Factories Act (a Central Act) governs how a factory or an establishment where manufacturing activity is carried out is registered and what are the schemes to be implemented to ensure safety, welfare and health of employees employed therein. In the similar way, the AP Shops and Commercial Establishments Act governs how a shop or establishment where service is rendered is registered and what are the schemes to be implemented for the welfare, health and safety of the employees employed therein. Therefore, the basic difference is that the former is applicable to establishments where a manufacturing process is carried out and the latter is applicable to units where no production takes place but some kind of service is rendered.

Now, ESI Act, EPF Act, Bonus Act, Gratuity Act, Maternity Benefit Act etc are Acts which are applicable to all factories and other establishments and as such, all organisations wherein a specified number of employees are employed are suppose to follow the provisions of these Acts which are considered to for the well being of the employees employed in private sector establishments.


12th November 2009 From India, Kannur
AP Shops & Establishments Act & Factories Act has not relavance with regard to maintainance of reocrds under PF, ESI, etc & Leave.
PF applicable to all establishments, factories, etc whereas ESI is applicable to every factores r esablishement notified by ESIC.
Leave rules is applicable as per standing order of the establishments or under Natioanl & Festival Holidays Act.
13th November 2009 From India, Tiruchchirappalli
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