Legal Update – Exemption to all IT/ITES Establishments : Telangana Shop & Esstt Act

Shop & Establishments

Exemption to all IT/ITES Establishments : Telangana Shop & Esstt Act

Dear All,

The enclosed Notification outlines a government order from the Labour Employment Training & Factories (Labour-I) Department of Telangana State. Here are the key points:

Exemption Granted: All Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) and Information Technology Establishments in Telangana are exempted from certain provisions of the Telangana Shops and Establishments Act, 1988, for four years starting from 30th May 2024. This exemption is issued under the authority of G.O.Ms. No. 5 dated 7th June 2024.

Exempted Sections: The sections from which these establishments are exempted include sections 15, 16, 21, 23, and 31 of the Telangana Shops and Establishments Act, 1988.

Conditions for Exemption:

Weekly working hours are limited to 48 hours. Overtime wages are applicable for work beyond this limit. Employees must be given a weekly off.

Engagement of young and women employees during night shifts is permitted with adequate security and transportation to and from their residences.

Provision of identity cards and welfare measures as per existing rules.
Compensatory holidays with wages for work on notified holidays.
Pre-employment screening and collection of bio-data for drivers, including verification of their credentials.

The schedule and route for pick-up and drop-off must be decided by the company’s supervisory officer weekly, with any changes requiring their prior knowledge.

Confidentiality of women employees’ contact details.
Ensuring women employees are not the first to be picked up or the last to be dropped off.

Providing security guards for night shift vehicles is desirable.
Random checks on vehicles by designated supervisors.
Establishment of a control room/travel desk for monitoring vehicle movements.

The exemption can be revoked at any time without prior notice if conditions are violated or if it is detrimental to the employees.
Maintenance of Integrated Registers and filing of integrated returns as per G.O.Ms.No.23 dated 24th March 2016.

This order aims to regulate working conditions and ensure the safety and welfare of employees in the IT sector while providing operational flexibility to IT establishments in Telangana.