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Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 24th November, 2022

Holiday List 2023

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Joint Commissioner of Labour– Zone-II-Eluru, vide notification No. Proc.No C/1265 [APSE]/ 2022 and Proc.No. C/1265 [APFE]/2022, dated 24th November, 2022, has published the holiday list for the year 2023.

This holiday notification is published under the Andhra Pradesh Shops & Establishments Act, 1988 and under Andhra Pradesh Factories and Establishments (National, Festival & Other Holidays) Act, 1974 respectively.

The said holiday list will be applicable in Kakinada, Dr. B.R Ambedkar Konaseema, East Godavari, West Godavari, Eluru, Krishna, and NTR districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 31st October, 2022

Retail enterprises (Shops) permitted to remain open on all days of the year

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No.32, Labour Factories Boilers & Insurance Medical Services (Labour.I), dated 31st October, 2022, has permitted all the retail enterprises to remain open on all days of the year, subject to certain terms and conditions.

This permission is granted for a period of five years from the date of issue of this notification. The notification also prescribes certain terms and conditions for employing women after 8:30 pm.

Retail enterprise is a “shop” as defined under Section 2 (21) of the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988. Extract of the definition is provided below for your reference;

A “shop” means any premises where any trade or business is carried on or where services are rendered to customers and includes a shop run by a co-operative society, an office, a storeroom, godown, warehouse or work place whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in connection with such trade or business and such other establishments as the Government may, by notification declare to be a shop for the purposes of this Act, but does not include a commercial establishment.

Refer to the notification for further details.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 25th October, 2022

Conditions for employing women in the night shift in factories

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Office of the Director of Factories, vide circular No. LAE05-12021 (31)/2/2022-BSEC-DOF, dated 25th October, 2022, has allowed all the Factories in Andhra Pradesh to employ women in the night shift i.e. after 7 pm and before 6 am, subject to certain terms and conditions.
Refer to the circular for further details.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 1st April, 2022

Minimum Wages Revision

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification No.G/723/2022, dated 1st April, 2022, has revised the Minimum Wages for Shops & Establishments with effect from 1st April, 2022.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 3rd December, 2021

Eluru (Zone II) Holiday List 2022

The office of the Joint Commissioner of Labour, Zone II Eluru, vide notifications Proc.No.C/1400[NF&OH]/2021 & Procg.No.C/1400 [APSE] /2021, dated 3rd December, 2021, has published the notification on Holiday List for 2022 for the employees employed in Factories and Shops & Establishments in the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, and Krishna.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 2nd December, 2021

Kurnool Holiday List 2022

The office of the Joint Commissioner of Labour, Kurnool, vide notification No. Progs.No.D2/2014/2021, dated 2nd December, 2021, has published the notification on Holiday List for 2022 for the employees employed in Shops & Establishments in the Districts of Kurnool, Anantapur, Kadapa, and Chittoor.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated:26thNovember, 2021

Holiday List for 2022

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification No. G.O.Rt.No.1997 & G.O.Rt.No:1998, dated 26th November 2021, has published the notification on Holiday list for 2022.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 22nd October, 2021

Revised Minimum Wages

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification No. G/6019/2021, dated 22nd October 2021, has revised the minimum wages for all the Scheduled employments effective from 1st October, 2021.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 14th October, 2021

Bye Election Holiday

The Andhra Pradesh Government, vide notification No. G.O.Rt.No.1698, General Administration (Elecs.A) Department, dated 14th October 2021, has declared 30th October 2021 (Saturday) to be a Public Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, in the area of 124-Badvel (SC) Assembly Constituency, on account of bye-election.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 13th August, 2021

Factories Rules – Minimising the Compliance Burden

Andhra Pradesh Government by its notification No. G.O.Ms.No.10, dated 13th August 2021, has proposed to make the following amendments to Andhra Pradesh Factories Rules 1950. They have invited objections or suggestions regarding proposed amendments within 45 days from the date of publication of this notification. Objections or suggestions should be addressed to the Director of Factories, Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada through mail address: csvarma.dantuluri@ap.gov.in

Following are the important changes to follow:
1. In Rule 3, for sub-rule (1), in Clause (b) for the words “75 HP or more” the words “more than 30 HP” shall be substituted. As per new proposed rule, if the installed power proposed to be or extended to 30 HP or more, the occupier has to take the previous permission in writing approving the plans from the Chief Inspector of Factories. Earlier HP limit was 75 HP.
2. The procedure for new license application/renewal/transfer/submission of documents/payment of fee has been made online.
3. If the applicant is not getting any order from the Department within 7 days from the date of when the application is submitted, the permission applied shall be deemed to be approved. Earlier, this time period was 30 days.
4. After getting the license, if there are any changes in the details which are approved by the Inspector of Factories, the occupier shall apply for the amendment online within 15 days of the occurrence of any change as said. As per the earlier rule, time limit was 30 days.
5. Every licensee shall, before the commencement of any calendar year, pay the annual license fee of such amount as is prescribed in the Schedule to this rule for each calendar year or ten times the Annual License Fee prescribed in the said Schedule in case the occupier prefers to pay for a period of ten calendar years at a time during any part of which the license fee is valid. As per the earlier rule, the block period was only three years.
6. After rule 10, a provision has made which states that if the initially granted license is lost or destroyed, a copy can be downloaded online.
7. As per rule 13, before inspecting any Factory, the name of the Factory should be allotted online by the central inspection portal for regular inspection and for special circumstances like accidents and dangerous occurrences, permission from the chief inspector of Factories is required. The inspection report should be uploaded in the central inspection portal within 48 hours from the time of completion of the inspection. Inspector cannot inspect any Factory for which a valid self-certification of compliance or third-party certification of compliance is admitted in accordance with a scheme notified by the state government or unless ordered by the Chief inspector of Factories.
8. As per Rule 37, the source of drinking water supply should be only from which is approved by any of the NABL accredited laboratories or which is approved by the Health officer.
9. As per Rule 61 (SG), the number of workers limit has been increased to 500 from the existing 100 to appoint safety committee.
10. Under Rule 69, the books of accounts, registers and other documents related to canteen will be inspected by the Canteen Managing Committee once in every twelve months, and if there is any discrepancies, same will be reported to inspector of Factories for further action. As per the earlier rule, it should have been inspected by the Factory Inspector.
11. Rule 70 speaks about constitution of canteen management committee which will have nominated members from the management and the labour union/workers representative.
12. For the purpose of recruiting the welfare officer, the condition to advertise the post in the newspaper and the condition regarding the pay scale of welfare officer which was mentioned in the earlier rule has been omitted.
13.Rule 77, sub-rule (2), has been omitted which was earlier a mandatory provision to display the notice of compensatory-off given to a worker for his lost holiday.
14. Rule 86, to maintain the Register of child workers in Form 14, has been omitted.
15. As per Rule 100, the employer has to submit the annual return online on or before 30th April of the year. Earlier, the due date was 31st January for return submissions.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 13th August, 2021

Auto-Renewal of Shops and Establishments Registration

The Andhra Pradesh Government on its process of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) by its notification No. G.O.Ms.No.11, dated 13th August 2021, has implemented the auto renewal of registration under the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 for all shops and commercial establishments on submission of self-certification and payment of fee online.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 29th April, 2021

Minimum Wages

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification J/3984/2021 dated 29th April, 2021, has issued the revised minimum wages effective from 01st April, 2021 to 30th September, 2021.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 19th December, 2020

Holiday

The list of Holidays for 2021 is declared by AP, Guntur Zone under National Festival & Other Holidays, vide notification number Rc. No. B/1098/2020 for factories and Shops and Commercials Establishments.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 04th December, 2020

Self-Compliance Certification

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide No. G.O.Ms. No.8, has introduced Self Compliance Certification/Third Party Compliance Certification 2020 instead of departmental inspections. As per the attached order, the frequency of inspection of factories shall be based on the potential risk of the factory which is as stipulated:
The frequency of inspection is classified as per the risk level mentioned in the department's CIS portal.
a. All the High-Risk factories shall be once in a year
b. All Medium Risk factories shall be once in two years
c. All the Low-Risk factories shall be once in three years.
Empanelment of third parties for Compliance certification been introduced and the third party shall be individuals or firms. The factories are grouped as per the Annexure II of the notification based on the risk level.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 8th December, 2020

Maintenance of Records Online

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide G.O.Ms. No.10, has permitted establishments to maintain records under major twenty four labour legislations in electronic or digital registers instead of manual registers, which includes Shops Act, CLRA Act, Factories Act, BOCW, PoW Act, MB Act, MW Act, PoG Act, ID Act, IE (SO) Act, etc.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 8th December, 2020

Online Remittance of Contributions

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide G.O.Ms. No.9, has introduced an online remittance of contributions under the Andhra Pradesh Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1987. As per the notification, all contributions from employee and employer under the Andhra Pradesh Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1987, shall be mandatorily remitted through the online department portal https://labour.ap.gov.in or http://aplabourwelfareboard.ap.gov.in or the Meeseva website at https://onlineap.meeseva.gov.in

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 8th December, 2020

Single Form of Registration

To improve ease of doing business, the Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide No. G.O.Ms. No. 11, has introduced a single Form for registration under the Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishment and Trade License for a wide range of Establishments/Trades/Shops on the e-municipal system and m-panchayat system. Only after the payment of the requisite fee for registration under both Acts (S & E & TL), instant registrations under Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act and the provisional trade license will be issued.

Andhra Pradesh

Updated: 1st October, 2020

Minimum Wages

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, vide notification Dated 1st October, 2020, has revised the Minimum Wages w.e.f 1st October 2020.