Regulatory Compliance
Conditions for adequate safety and security of women during the night shift in Factories in Haryana
The State Government of Haryana has prescribed conditions for factories that apply for exemption for employing women in factories during the night shift i.e., between 07.00 PM to 06.00 AM, in respect of their safety and security measures. Such exemption will be valid for one calendar year.
Online services to apply for exemption under Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, 1954
The online portal for receiving an application under Section 14 (Young persons and women to work during daytime), Section 15 (Opening and closing hours of shops and commercial establishments), and Section 16 (Close day) of the Delhi Shops and Establishment Act is available on URL with effect from 08/08/2022.
Conditions for exemption from restrictions on employing women workers during night shifts in Madhya Pradesh
The provisions relating to working hours of women between 9:00 P.M to 7:00 A.M shall not apply to all shops and commercial establishments in the State of Madhya Pradesh subject to the terms and conditions specified in the notification.
Source: Notification No. 1283/443/2022/A-16 dated 01.08.22
Uttar Pradesh Dookan Aur Vanijya Adhishthan (Navam Shanshodhan) Niyamawali, 2022
Provisions relating to the registration certificate have been amended. The provision relating to the renewal of the registration certificate has been removed and henceforth it will only be one-time registration of the shop or commercial establishment.
Source: Notification No. 1106/XXXVI-03-2022-14(Sa.)/2019, Lucknow; Dated 03, August 2022
Employment of women workers in factories in Himachal Pradesh during the night shift
Women workers are allowed to work during night shifts from 07:00 P.M to 06:00 A.M subject to certain conditions to be fulfilled by the employers in the factories in Himachal Pradesh, to ensure their security and safety.
Source: Shram (A)3-4/2022; Shimla-171002, Dated 12th August 2022
Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Rules, 2022
The amendment notification has omitted Rule 2E, Rule 2G(3), Rule 12A, and Form H of Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Rules, 1961.
Processing of online cases of health care facilities for consent and authorization under Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules - J&K PCC
The Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee has issued an Order revising the checklist for online cases of Health Care Facilities (HCFs) for processing of Consent to Establish (Fresh / Renewal) and Consent to Operate (Fresh / Renewal).
Auto-generated Exemption Certificate of White Category as per revised classification of Industrial sector - J&K PCC
The Jammu and Kashmir Pollution Control Committee has simplified the procedure for the e-Autogenerated exemption certificate for the White Category of Industries.
Companies (Accounts) Fourth Amendment Rules, 2022
The amended Rules provide that the books of account and other relevant books and papers maintained in electronic mode should remain accessible in India, at all times. The backup of the books of account and other books and papers of the company maintained in electronic mode, including at a place outside India, if any, should be kept in servers physically located in India daily. Earlier this was periodical. Further, where the service provider is located outside India, the name and address of the person in control of the books of account and other books and papers in India should also be intimated to the Registrar of Companies.
Direction under Section 16(5) of FSS Act, 2006 regarding Compliance of Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022
The timeline for mandatory compliance with the Food Safety and Standards (Vegan Foods) Regulations, 2022 has been extended by 6 months from the date of uploading of the Guidelines for submission of applications for endorsement of the Vegan logo and formats thereof on the FSSAI website, i.e., up to 26th January 2023.
Requirement of Health Certificate accompanied with the import of food consignments

Food consignments of Milk and Milk products, Pork and Pork products, and Fish and fish products, as specified in FSS (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011, should be accompanied by a Health certificate issued by the Competent Authority of the exporting country in the prescribed format and this will come into effect from 1st November 2022.

Clarification regarding FSSAI requirement of Agmark certification in case of imported food products
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has decided to keep the requirement of AGMARK certification for imported food consignments of blended edible vegetable oils (BEVO) in abeyance till further orders.
Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022
The Department of Consumer Affairs vide the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2022 has exempted the garment or hosiery industry from selling garment or hosiery items in loose or open, for ease of doing business and reducing the compliance burden, from the declaration prescribed under the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011 provided that the required information mentioned in the Amendment Rules are mentioned.
Edible oil producers to declare net quantity in volume without temperature in addition to declaring the same in weight
Centre has advised the Edible Oil Manufacturers/ Packers/ Importers to declare net quantity on edible oil etc., in volume without temperature in addition to declaring the same in weight. They have also been advised by the department of Consumer Affairs to correct their labeling of declaring net quantity in the units of volume without mentioning temperature with the weight of the product, within six months from the date of the direction issued i.e., up to January 15, 2023.
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