State Registration Required? Act Name Registration Mode (Online/offline) Min No. of employees Registration to be obtained within how many days Condition for Registration Section/Rule No.
Andhra Pradesh Yes Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form I Not required for establishment in mines and oil fields, establishments in bazaars in places where fairs or festivals are held temporarily for a period not exceeding one month. Section 3, Rule 3
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Yes Andaman and Nicobar Islands Shops and Establishments Regulation, 2004 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment is established. Form required: Form A Not required for offices owned by Government; or establishments for the treatment or care oldie sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, offices of legal practitioners and medical practitioners in which not more than three persons are employed. Section 4, Rule 3
Assam Yes Assam Shops and Establishments Act, 1971 Offline Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form O Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India or any other Bank, any Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes, shops or classes of shops dealing mainly in vegetables, meat, fish, raw jute and cotton ginning, and establishments in mine and oilfields, stall and refreshment rooms at railway stations, docks, wharves and airports. Section 36, Rule
Bihar Yes Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form I Not required for establishment in mines. Section 5, Rule 3
Chandigarh Yes Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form F Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, air service, telephone service, legal practitioner and establishment of stamp vendors and petition writers. Section 13, Rule 13
Chattisgarh Yes Chhattisgarh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, LIC, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes, and stalls and refreshment rooms at railway stations, or railway dining cars. Section 6, Rule3
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Yes Goa Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Online Required even if no employees Within 90 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form I Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, any nationalised, scheduled or co-operative bank, mine and oil fields, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes. Section 3, Rule 3
Daman and Diu Yes Goa Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Offline Required even if no employees Within 90 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form I Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, any nationalised, scheduled or co-operative bank, mine and oil fields, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes. Section 3, Rule 3
Delhi Yes Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954 Online Required even if no employees Within 90 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for theatres, cinemas, restaurants, eating houses, residential hotels, clubs or other places of public amusement or entertainment, mines, establishments of doctors, medical practitioners and legal practitioners, Airlines Corporation, telegraph or postal service, any office of or under the Central Government, or Delhi Administration. Section 5, Rule 3
Goa Yes Goa Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Online Required even if no employees Within 90 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form I Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, any nationalised, scheduled or co-operative bank, mine and oil fields, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes. Section 3, Rule 3
Gujarat Yes Gujarat Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,2019 Online/offline 10 employees. Intimation Application required for 0 to 9 Employees. Within 60 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India. Section 6, Rule 4
Haryana Yes Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Online Required even if no employees. Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form F Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, air service, telephone service, legal practitioner and establishment of stamp vendors and petition writers. Section 13, Rule 13
Himachal Pradesh Yes Himachal Pradesh Shops and Commercial establishment Act, 1969 Offline Required even if no employees. Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form 1 Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, air services, legal practitioner and establishment of stamp vendors and petition writers. Section 13, Rule 3
Jammu and Kashmir Yes Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act, 1966 Online Required even if no employees. Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, SBI and LIC, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes, stalls and refreshments rooms a t railway stations or railway dinning cars, legal practitioners, establishment carrying on the business of transport of passengers and goods by motor vehicles, and clubs. Section 6, Rule 3
Jharkhand Yes Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953 Online 10 employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form I Not required for establishment in mines. Section 6, Rule 3
Karnataka Yes Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, any Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, banking company, offices of legal practitioners and medical practitioners in which not more than three persons are employed. Section 4, Rule 3
Kerala Yes Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1960 Online Required even if no employees Within 60 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form BI Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, mine, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes. Section 5A, Rule 2A
Madhya Pradesh Yes Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, SBI and LIC, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes, stalls and refreshments rooms a t railway stations or railway dinning cars, legal practitioners, establishment carrying on the business of transport of passengers and goods by motor vehicles, and clubs. Section 6, Rule 3
Maharashtra Yes Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017 Online 10 employees. Intimation Application required for 0 to 9 Employees. Within 60 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai Port Trust, railway adminitration, Offices of Air Service Companies, Court libraries, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit. Section 6, Rule 3
Manipur Yes Manipur Shops and Establishments Act, 1972 Offline Required even if no employees. Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form IX Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India,the State Bank of India and other nationalised banks and corporations, Any transport service, motor service, any industry, business or undertaking which supplies power, light or water to the public, Establishment for the treatment or care of the sick the infirm or the mentally deranged, and for the benefit of the benefit of the destitute, Pharmacies or shops dealing mainly in medicines; surgical or medical; surgical or medical appliances, Shops dealing in articles required for funerals, burials or cremations, Shops or stalls dealing mainly in vegetables meat, fish, dairy produce, bread, pastries, sweetmeats, flowers, Shop, stalls or refreshment rooms in any public exhibition or show, establishments dealing in petroleum products, Excise shops. Rule 2-A
Meghalaya Yes Meghalaya Shops and Establishment Act 2003 Offline Required even if no employees. Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India or any other Bank, any Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes, shops or classes of shops dealing mainly in vegetables, meat, fish, raw jute and cotton ginning, and establishments in mine and oilfields, Stalls and refreshment rooms at railway stations, docks, whart and airports. Section 3, Rule 3
Mizoram Yes Mizoram Shops and Establishments Act, 2010 Offline Required even if no employees. Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India or any other Bank, any Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes, shops or classes of shops dealing mainly in vegetables, meat, fish, raw jute and cotton ginning, and establishments in mine and oilfields. Section 3, Rule 3
Nagaland Yes Nagaland Shops and Establishments Act, 1982 Offline Shops ans establishments- Required even if no employees. Commercial establishments like business of advertising, commission, forwarding or commercial agency, insurance company and stock broker- 1 employee Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form B Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India or any other Bank, any Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes, shops or classes of shops dealing mainly in vegetables, meat, fish, raw jute and cotton ginning, and establishments in mine and oilfields, club, pharmacies or shops dealing mainly in medicines surgical appliances, shops dealing in articles required for funerals, burials or cremations, shops dealing in tobacco, cigarettes, cherrots, cigarettes, biris, pan, liquid refreshment, ice, newspaper sold in retail for consumption on the premises, barbers, and hair-dresser’s shops; shops dealing in petroleum products or spare parts for motors, excise shops,stalls in airport or railway. Section 36, Rule 4
Odisha Yes Odisha Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1956 Offline 1 employee Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form 1 Not required for establishments run by owner only without employing any employee; establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, shops or stalls in any public fair or bazaar held for charitable purposes and non-profit making libraries. Section 4, Rule 3
Puducherry Yes Puducherry Shops and Establishments Act, 1964 Offline Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form 1 Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, Railway Administration, mines and oil fields, establishments in bazaars in places where fairs or festivals are held temporarily for a period not exceeding fifteen days. Section 7, Rule 3
Punjab Yes Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form F Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, air service, telephone service, legal practitioner and establishment of stamp vendors and petition writers. Section 13, Rule 13
Rajasthan Yes Rajasthan Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form 1 Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, fairs or bazars for the sale of work for charitable or other purposes from which no private profit is derived and non-profit making libraries. Section 4, Rule 3
Sikkim Yes Sikkim Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1983 Offline Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form A Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of Sikkim, LIC, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit, bazars, fairs or exhibitions for the sale of works for charitable or other purposes from which no profit is derived, stalls and refreshments rooms at railway stations, office of lawyers, clubs, establishment carrying on the business of transport of passengers and goods by motor vehicles. Section 6, Rule 4
Tamil Nadu No Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947 NA NA NA Currently there is no registration procedure under Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act 1947. But an Amendment Bill (L.A. Bill No. 27 of 2018, dated 27th June 2018) has been introduced in Legislative Assembly to introduce registration of all shops and establishments employing 10 or more persons. NA
Telangana Yes Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 Online Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form I Not required for establishment in mines and oil fields, establishments in bazaars in places where fairs or festivals are held temporarily for a period not exceeding one month. Section 3, Rule 3
Tripura Yes Tripura Shops and Establishments Act, 1970 Offline Required even if no employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form B Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, Railway Administration, airways, telephone service,undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, stalls and refreshment rooms at railway station, docks, wharves or airports. Section 16, Rule 4
Uttar Pradesh Yes Uttar Pradesh Dookan Aur Vanijya Adhishthan Adhiniyam, 1962 Online Required even if no employees Within 3 months from the date on which the establishment commences its business. Form required: Form L Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, establishment for the treatment or care of the sick, infirm, destitute or mentally unfit. Section 4-B, Rule 2A
Uttarakhand Yes Uttarakhand Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017 Online 10 employees Within 6 months from the date on which the establishment commences its business. Form required: Form L Not required for establishments employing less than 10 employees, or establishments owned by Government, local authorities, the Reserve Bank of India, any shop or establishment used for patient, handicapped, without shelter or treatment of mental patient. Section 5, Rule 2A
West Bengal Yes West Bengal Shops & Establishments Act, 1963 Online 10 employees Within 30 days from the date on which the establishment commences its work. Form required: Form B Not required for establishments owned by Government, local authorities, Railway Administration, any industry or business or undertaking which supply power, light or water to the public, tram service, telephone service, airways, stalls and refreshment rooms at railway station, docks, wharves or airports. Section 16, Rule 4
State Act Name Rule Name Min Notice Period Section Conditions for Termination
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Andaman and Nicobar Islands Shops and Establishments Regulation, 2004 Andaman And Nicobar Islands Shops And Establishments Rules, 2005 1 month Section 17 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 Andhra Pradesh Shops And Establishments Rules, 1990 1 month Section 47 1. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 6 months or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice in writing or pay in lieu of such notice.

2. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 1 year or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice or pay in lieu of such notice and service compensation amounting to fifteen days average wages for each year of continuous employment.

3. The payment of service compensation shall not apply in cases where the employee is entitled to gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 and gratuity is paid on termination.

4. Where an employee who is being terminated for any act, willful omission or negligence causing any damage, loss, or destruction of property belonging to the employer, his service compensation shall be forfeited to the extent of the damage or loss caused.

5. A copy of such termination order shall be furnished to the Inspector within 3 days of termination.

6. Where an employee is placed under suspension pending enquiry into grave misconduct the employer shall pay a subsistence allowance equivalent to fifty per cent of the last drawn wage for the first six months and at seventy five per cent of the last drawn wage beyond six months during the period of suspension. The total period of suspension shall not however exceed one year in any case. If the misconduct is not established or the total period of suspension exceeds one year, the employee shall be entitled to full wages during suspension period and the period of suspension shall be treated as on duty.
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Assam Assam Shops and Establishments Act, 1971 Assam Shops And Establishments Rules, 1976 1 month Section 18 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Bihar Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953 Bihar Shops And Establishments Rules, 1955 1 Month Section 26 1. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 6 months or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice in writing or pay in lieu of such notice.

2. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 1 year or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice or pay in lieu of such notice and a compensation amounting to fifteen days average wages for each year of continuous employment.

3. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice or compensation is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Chandigarh Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules, 1958 1 month Section 22 No employee shall be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice or pay in lieu of such notice. The serving of notice or pay in lieu is not required if-

1. If the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.

2. If the employee has not been in the service of the employer continuously for a period of 3 months.
Chattisgarh Chhattisgarh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958 The Chhattisgarh Shops And Establishments Rules, 1959 1 month Section 58 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of three months or more can not be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Goa, Daman and Diu Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Goa, Daman and Diu Shops And Establishments Rules, 1975 1 month Section 39 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice and a gratuity amounting to fifteen days‟ average wages for each year of continuous employment. The notice or payment in lieu of notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Daman and Diu Goa, Daman and Diu Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Goa, Daman and Diu Shops And Establishments Rules, 1975 1 month Section 39 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice and a gratuity amounting to fifteen days‟ average wages for each year of continuous employment. The notice or payment in lieu of notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Delhi Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954 Delhi Shops And Establishments Rules, 1954 1 month Section 30 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of three months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct after giving him an opportunity to explain the charge or charges against him in writing.
Goa Goa, Daman and Diu Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Goa, Daman and Diu Shops And Establishments Rules, 1975 1 month Section 39 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice and a gratuity amounting to fifteen days‟ average wages for each year of continuous employment. The notice or payment in lieu of notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Gujarat Bombay Shops and Establishments Act, 1948 The Gujarat Shops And Establishments Rules, 1962 30 days Section 66 An employer cannot terminate an employee who has been with the company for more than a year without giving the employee at least 30 days of notice in writing or wage in lieu of such notice. If an employee has been with the company for more than three months but less than a year, the employer needs to give at least 14 days of notice or or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct.
Haryana Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules, 1958 1 month Section 22 “No employee shall be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice in writing or pay in lieu of such notice. The serving of notice or pay in lieu is not required if-

1. If the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.

2. If the employee has not been in the service of the employer continuously for a period of 3 months.
Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Shops and Commercial establishment Act, 1969 Himachal Pradesh Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules, 1972 1 month Section 22 No employee shall be removed from service unless and until one month’s previous notice or wages in lieu thereof has been given to him. However, no employee shall be entitled to such notice or wages in lieu of notice:

a. if he is removed on account of misconduct, after giving him an opportunity to explain the charge or charges against him in writing.

b. If the employee is not in the service of the employer continuously for a period of three months.
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act, 1966 Jammu And Kashmir Shops And Establishments Rules, 1968 30 days Section 51 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least 30 day’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for proven misconduct according to the rules to be made by the Government in this behalf.
Jharkhand Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953 Jharkhand Shops And Establishments Rules, 2001 1 Month Section 26 1. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 6 months or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice in writing or pay in lieu of such notice.

2. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 1 year or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice or pay in lieu of such notice and a compensation amounting to fifteen days average wages for each year of continuous employment.

3. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice or compensation is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Karnataka Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961 Karnataka Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules, 1963 1 month Section 39 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more can not be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Kerala Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1960 Kerala Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules,1961 1 month Section 18 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958 Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishments Rules 1959 1 month Section 58 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 3 months or more can not be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Maharashtra Bombay Shops and Establishments Act, 1948 Maharashtra Shops and Establishments Rules, 1961 30 days Section 66 An employer cannot terminate an employee who has been with the company for more than a year without giving the employee at least 30 days of notice in writing or wage in lieu of such notice. If an employee has been with the company for more than three months but less than a year, the employer needs to give at least 14 days of notice or or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct.
Manipur Manipur Shops and Establishments Act, 1972 Manipur Shops And Establishments Rules, 1973 1 month Section 27 An employee who in continuous service for 6 months or more, shall not be discharged from his service without giving:

a. 1 month notice in writing indicating the reasons for discharge and the period of notice has expired or he has been paid in lieu of notice, one month’s wages in advance; and

b. At the time of discharge, he has been paid compensation equivalent to fifteen days ‘wages.

No notice or pay in lieu of notice shall be necessary where:

a. the discharge is under an agreement which specified a date for the termination of service.

b. The discharge is made due to a charge of such misconduct as may be prescribed or on his conviction on a criminal charge involving moral turpitude.
Meghalaya Meghalaya Shops and Establishment Act 2003 Meghalaya Shops And Establishments Rules, 2004 1 month Section 15 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least 1 month notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for proven misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Mizoram Mizoram Shops And Establishment Act, 2010 Mizoram Shops And Establishment Rules, 2011 1 month Section 18 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least 1 month notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for proven misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
Nagaland Nagaland Shops and Establishments Act, 1982 Nagaland Shops And Establishments Rules, 2015 1 month Section 18 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Odisha Odisha Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1956 Odisha Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules,1958 30 days Section 14(4A) The services of an employee shall not be terminated unless a notice of 30 days for such termination has been given to him or in lieu of the notice the employer has paid wages for one month calculated at the rate payable on the date of the notice of termination of service.

No such notice or payment of wages in lieu of such notice shall be necessary if:

a. the termination of service is made as a measure of punishment.

b. if the termination is under an agreement between the employer and employee concerned which specifies a date for the termination of service.
Puduchery Pondicherry Shops and Establishments Act, 1964 Pondicherry Shops And Establishments Rules, 1964 1 month Section 44 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Punjab Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Punjab Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules, 1958 1 month Section 22 No employee shall be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice in writing or pay in lieu of such notice. The serving of notice or pay in lieu is not required if-

1. If the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.

2. If the employee has not been in the service of the employer continuously for a period of 3 months.
Rajasthan Rajasthan Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Rajasthan Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules, 1959 1 month Section 28 A Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Sikkim Sikkim Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1983 Sikkim Shops And Commercial Establishments Rules, 1984 30 days for employees working for 1 year and more
14 days for employees working for more than 3 months
Section 67 No employer shall terminate the services of an employee who has been in his continuous employment:

a. for not less than a year, without giving such persons at least 30 days’ notice in writing, or wages in lieu of such notice.

b. for less than a year but more than 3 months, without giving such person at least 14 days’ notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice.

c. Such notice shall not be necessary where the services of such employees are dispensed with for misconduct such as absence from service without notice in writing or without sufficient reasons for seven days or more, going on illegal strike; or causing damage to the property of his employer.
Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947 Tamil Nadu Shops And Establishments Rules, 1948 1 month Section 41 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 6 months or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence recorded at an enquiry held for the purpose.
Telangana Telangana Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 Telangana Shops And Establishments Rules, 1990 1 month Section 47 1. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 6 months or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice in writing or pay in lieu of such notice.

2. An employee who has been in employment continuously for a period of 1 year or more shall not be removed from service without giving one month’s previous notice or pay in lieu of such notice and service compensation amounting to fifteen days average wages for each year of continuous employment.

3. The payment of service compensation shall not apply in cases where the employee is entitled to gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 and gratuity is paid on termination.

4. Where an employee who is being terminated for any act, willful omission or negligence causing any damage, loss, or destruction of property belonging to the employer, his service compensation shall be forfeited to the extent of the damage or loss caused.

5. A copy of such termination order shall be furnished to the Inspector within 3 days of termination.

6. Where an employee is placed under suspension pending enquiry into grave misconduct the employer shall pay a subsistence allowance equivalent to fifty per cent of the last drawn wage for the first six months and at seventy five per cent of the last drawn wage beyond six months during the period of suspension. The total period of suspension shall not however exceed one year in any case. If the misconduct is not established or the total period of suspension exceeds one year, the employee shall be entitled to full wages during suspension period and the period of suspension shall be treated as on duty.
Tripura Tripura Shops and Establishments extent. Act, 1970 Tripura Shops And Establishments Rule, 1970 1 month Section 15 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 1 year or more cannot be terminated without giving at least one month’s notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice.
Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Dookan Aur Vanijya Adhishthan Adhiniyam, 1962 Uttar Pradesh Dookan Aur Vanijya Adhishthan Niyamavali, 1963 30 days Section 19 An employer cannot terminate an employee without giving the employee at least 30 days of notice in writing. The notice of discharge may be of a shorter period if the same is accompanied with payment of wages for the number of days the notice is short of the required period. The notice is not necessary for terminating :

1. An employee engaged for a specified period.

2. If the employee is being terminated for misconduct.
Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Dookan Aur Vanijya Adhishthan Adhiniyam, 1962 Uttarakhand Dookan Aur Vanijya Adhishthan Niyamavali, 1963 30 days Section 19 An employer cannot terminate an employee without giving the employee at least 30 days of notice in writing. The notice of discharge may be of a shorter period if the same is accompanied with payment of wages for the number of days the notice is short of the required period. The notice is not necessary for terminating:

1. An employee engaged for a specified period.

2. If the employee is being terminated for misconduct.
West Bengal West Bengal Shops & Establishments Act, 1963 West Bengal Shops And Establishments Rule, 1964 1 month Section 15 Service of an employee who has been employed for a period of 1 year or more cannot be terminated without giving at least 1 month notice in writing or wages in lieu of such notice. The notice or wages in lieu of such notice is not necessary if the employee is being terminated for proven misconduct supported by satisfactory evidence.
State Act Name How much OT is to be paid? Maximum Allowed OT hours Section No.
Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 Double Wages 6 hours in a week. Apart from this, for maximum 6 days in a year due to stock-taking and preparations of accounts, any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period does not in aggregate exceed 24 hours. Section 9 and 37
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Andaman and Nicobar Islands Shops and Establishments Regulation, 2004 Double Wages 1 hour in any day or 50 hours in a period of three continuous months. However, this limitation of 1 hour overtime is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts Section 7 and 8
Assam Assam Shops and Establishments Act, 1971 Double Wages 2 hours in any day or 50 hours in any quarter. However, this limitation of 2 hour overtime is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 7
Bihar Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953 Double Wages 1 hours in any day or 6 hours in any week or 150 hours in a year. Section 9 and 21
Chandigarh Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Double Wages 50 hours in a quarter. Section 7
Chattisgarh Chhattisgarh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958 Double Wages 6 hours in a week. However, for maximum 6 days in a year due to stock-taking or other prescribed occasions,any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period does not in aggregate exceed 24 hours. Section 11 and 55
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Goa Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Double Wages 6 hours in a week. However, for maximum 15 days in a year due to stock-taking and preparations of accounts, any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period does not in aggregate exceed 24 hours. Section 11 and 29
Daman and Diu Goa Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Double Wages 6 hours in a week. However, for maximum 15 days in a year due to stock-taking and preparations of accounts, any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period does not in aggregate exceed 24 hours. Section 11 and 29
Delhi Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954 Double Wages 6 hours in any week and 150 hours in a year. Section 8
Goa Goa Shops and Establishments Act, 1973 Double Wages 6 hours in a week. However, for maximum 15 days in a year due to stock-taking and preparations of accounts, any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period does not in aggregate exceed 24 hours. Section 11 and 29
Gujarat Gujarat Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,2019 One and a half times his ordinary rate of wages – for establishment other than a residential hotel, restaurant or eating house.

Twice his ordinary rate of wages- For residential hotel, restaurant or eating house.
3 hours in any week- in shop or commercial establishment
3 hours in any day – in a residential hotel, restaurant or eating house
6 hours in any week- in theatre or other place of public amusement or entertainment.
Section 14, 21, 28 and 63
Haryana Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Double Wages 50 hours in a quarter. Section 7
Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Shops and Commercial establishment Act, 1969 Double Wages 50 hours in a quarter. Section 7
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Shops and Establishments Act, 1966 Double Wages 3 hours in any week Section 11, 48
Jharkhand Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953 Double Wages 1 hours in any day or 6 hours in a week or 150 hours in a year. Section 9 and 21
Karnataka Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1961 Double Wages 1 hour in any day or 50 hours in a period of three continuous months. However, this limitation of 1 hours overtime in any day is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 7 and 8
Kerala Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1960 Double Wages 2 hours in any day or 50 hours in a quarter. However, this limitation of 2 hours overtime in any day is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 6 and 7
Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958 Double Wages 6 hours in a week. However, for maximum 6 days in a year due to stock-taking or other prescribed occasions,any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period does not in aggregate exceed 24 hours. Section 11 and 55
Maharashtra Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017 Double Wages 125 hours in a period of three continuous months. Section 15
Manipur Manipur Shops and Establishments Act, 1972 Double Wages The maximum overtime hour is not prescribed. But overtime wage is available to an employee who works in any day-
In Shop- for more than 9 hours.
In Commercial Establishment- for more than 7 hours
In entertainment or amusement- for more than 10 hours
Section 12, 13, 14, 17(2)
Meghalaya Meghalaya Shops and Establishment Act 2003 Double Wages 2 hours in any day . Section 5
Mizoram Mizoram Shops and Establishments Act, 2010 Double Wages 2 hours in any day or 50 hours in a quarter. However, this limitation of 2 hours overtime in any day is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 6 and 7
Nagaland Nagaland Shops and Establishments Act, 1982 Double Wages 2 hours in any day or 50 hours in a quarter. However, this limitation of 2 hours overtime in any day is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 6 and 7
Odisha Odisha Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1956 Double Wages 1 hour in any day or 50 hours during continuous 3 months. However, this limitation of 1 hour overtime in any day is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 7 and 8
Puducherry Puducherry Shops and Establishments Act, 1964 Double Wages 2 hours in any day or 6 hours in a week. Section 12 and 34
Punjab Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 Double Wages 50 hours in a quarter. Section 7
Rajasthan Rajasthan Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 One and a half times the ordinary rate of wages. 1 hour in any day or 50 hours in a quarter. However, this limitation of 1 hour overtime in any day is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 7 and 8
Sikkim Sikkim Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1983 Double Wages The maximum overtime hour is not prescribed. But overtime wage is available to an employee who works for more than 9 hours in any day. Apart from this, for 6 days in a year during stock-taking and preparations of accounts, any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period in aggregate shall not exceed 24 hours. Section 7 and 55
Tamil Nadu Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947 Double Wages 2 hours in any day or 6 hours in a week. Section 9 and 31
Telangana Andhra Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1988 Double Wages 6 hours in a week. Apart from this, formaximum 6 days in a year due to stock-taking and preparations of accounts, any employee may be required to work overtime. But such period does not in aggregate exceed 24 hours. Section 9 and 37
Tripura Tripura Shops and Establishments Act, 1970 Double Wages 1.5 hours in any day and 120 hours in a year. Section 6, 7 and 13
Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Dookan Aur Vanijya Adhishthan Adhiniyam, 1962 Double Wages 2 hours in any day or 50 hours in a quarter. However, this limitation of 2 hours overtime in any day is not applicable on days of stock-taking and preparation of accounts. Section 6
Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017 Double Wages 125 hours in a period of three months. Section 8 and 9
West Bengal West Bengal Shops & Establishments Act, 1963 Double Wages 1.5 hours in any day and 120 hours in a year. Section 6, 7 and 13