National Commission on Labour (1967)||
11.32 Thirty five per cent of the establishments that employ more than 300 workers and are covered under the scheme for opening of fair price shops recommended by the 20th Session of the Indian Labour Conference, (Aug. 1962) have not opened such shops. Efforts should be made to see that the remaining establishments required to open fair price shops do so. To the extent possible, Government should start fair price shops to meet the requirements of workers in smaller establishments. Employers should also encourage setting up of cooperative stores by providing necessary facilities. Where workers of different establishments employing less than the prescribed number of workers live in the same area such establishments should join together in opening fair price shops. State Governments should ensure regular and adequate supply of essentials to these cooperative stores/ fair price shops also.