The Labour Department of Telangana booked 130 cases against several shop owners and stores at the malls for being operative on Sunday without permission. Several shops in Kukatpally, Old Bowenpally, Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Punjagutta, Somajiguda, Himayatnagar and other areas are booked under Section 12 (1) of the Shops and Establishments Act.
Sajid Khaiser, assistant commissioner, labour department said, “Inspections were held across the city and we booked cases against them for not abiding by the law. We booked over 60 cases. They were functioning without any permit even on Sundays”.
The cases are booked also include violations like non-display of license, non-maintenance of visitors’ registers and record book.
69 more cases were booked in circles 3 and 4 on the direction of Joint Labour Commissioner Y. Gangadhar.
A Nagaraju, Assistant Commissioner, Labour Department said, “For the first offence, a sum of Rs 100 is collected as fine per count of the sections, whereas for the second offence, a fine of Rs 500 is collected as fine per count of an offence, whereas for an offence committed the third time, the punishment is imprisonment and a fine of Rs 500 as fine per count of an offence”.