The Tripura Government on Friday approved a proposal to remove Section-V of the Tripura Shops & Establishment Act paving the way for businessmen to keep their shops or establishments open on the second half of Saturday and the entire day on Sunday.
Earlier, second half of Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be shut down of shops and business establishments.
This decision to remove the weekly market shutdown system was taken during a cabinet meeting held here on Friday.
Speaking to media persons after the cabinet meet, Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that earlier it was compulsory for most of the markets to remain closed half-day on Saturday and the entire day Sunday, however, the same system will no longer will be adhered to.
Keeping in view of the people’s problems and grievances of tourists, the cabinet has approved a proposal to remove Section-V of the Tripura Shops & Establishment Act paving the way for businessmen to keep their shops or establishments open on these two days.
Though the markets will remain open, the workers, however, cannot be forced to work through out the week.
“There will no hard and fast rule on keeping the shop open or close. It will be the owner’s choice. But employees or workers should not be deprived of legitimate weekly holidays. Besides, no employer could force employees or workers to work more than eight hours. However, there will be scope for overtime to the employees or staffs,” said Minister Ratan Lal Nath.