Directorate of Employment and Training Department of Factories and Boilers Directorate of ESIS(M) Services

26. The Karnataka Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1961. (State Act w.e.f. 1-3-62)

Object This Act provides for the regulation of conditions of work and employment in shops & commercial establishments in the State of Karnataka.
Applicability It applies to the areas notified by the Government. 
Registration of Establishment Registration of all establishments is compulsory. Application in Form-A to be made to concerned labour Inspector with necessary fee which is as under:
Number of Employees Amount of Fee
Shops and Commercial Establishments having
(i)     No employees 125
(ii)     1 to 9 Employees 250
(iii)    10 to 19 Employees 2500
(iv)    20 to 49 Employees 6250
(v)     50 to 99 Employees 12500
(vi)    100 and above 25000
Renewal of registration is compulsory for every five years (Form - AA).
The employment of children below 14 years is prohibited under Section 24 of the Act.  Young persons and woman shall not be employed during night, between 8 pm to 6 am.
Opening and Closing hours (a)  Bangalore City 6-00 am to 8-00 pm
(b)  Other than Bangalore City 6-00 am to 9-00 pm
  The name board of every establishment shall be in kannada and if any other language is used, it should be below the kannada version (Rule 24-A).
  Penalties are prescribed under the Act for violation.
Rules The Karnataka Shops & Commercial Establishments Rules, 1963.

Important Registers to be maintained under the Rules

(a) Reg. Of leave with wages  Form–F
(b) Visit book
(c) Appointment order in Form –Q
(d) Notice to be exhibited on weekly holida ys in Form P
(e) Registration certificate to be exhibited in Form C

Note:  Registers in Form L, M, N & O are omitted vide notification dated 31-08-1998.


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