RAI had represented to the government of Maharashtra requesting them to allow retailers to maintain labour registers in an electronic format. We had proposed that the Government allow these registers to be maintained in a soft-copy format, which will facilitate retailers in complying with the provisions in an accurate and an environment-friendly manner.
We are pleased to inform you that the government has accepted our representation and a notification has been issued in this regard, permitting retailers to maintain the registers in Electronics Systems with immediate effect. Please find the notification attached here.
Consequently, RAI will pursue this matter with other state governments as well.
We hope this move by the government serves as a mechanism to meet the needs of the industry.