Cabinet allows movie theaters, shops, malls to stay open 24×7

Cabinet allows movie theaters, shops, malls to stay open 24×7
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Story Dated : June 29, 2016

New Delhi: Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Shops and Establishment Act according to which movie theaters, stores, restaurants, banks and other such businesses can remain open 24×7.

Currently, only larger manufacturing units and service-sector firms have the freedom to operate 24×7; in case of other units, while some states have specified thresholds for this leeway, no benchmark has been defined by others.

The labour ministry expects the Act will provide a fillip to the country’s retail sector by ensuring a level playing field between online and offline retailers. Consumers are likely to be benefited too.

 

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