The Shops and Establishments Act, 1953


·To provide statutory obligation and rights to employees and employers in the unorganised sector of employment, i.e., shops and establishments.

Scope and Coverage

·A state legislation; each state has framed its own rules for the Act.

·Applicable to all persons employed in an establishments with or without wages, except the members of the employer's family.

·State government can exempt, either permanently or for a specified period, any establishments from all or any provisions of this Act.

Main Provisions

·Compulsory registration of shop/establishment within thirty days of commencement of work.

·Communications of closure of the establishment within 15 days from the closing of the establishment.

·Lays down the hours of work per day and week.

·Lays down guidelines for spread-over, rest interval, opening and closing hours, closed days, national and religious holidays, overtime work.

·Rules for employment of children, young persons and women

·Rules for annual leave, maternity leave, sickness and casual leave, etc.

·Rules for employment and termination of service.

·Maintenance of registers and records and display of notices.

·Obligations of employers.

·Obligations of employees.

When to Consult And Refer

·At the time of start of an enterprise.

·When framing personnel policies and rules.


From India, Madras
Dear All, I have a question regarding S & CE Act. Is it mandatory to inform Govt Authorities after appointing new Manager as same in Factory Act. If yes then which form no will be used? Pawan
From India, Moradabad

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