The Tamil Nadu government has proposed draft amendments to the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Rules, 1948, under the authority of the Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947. These amendments aim to streamline the registration process for establishments and enhance workplace safety. The proposed changes include the introduction of a new form for the application of establishment registration, which must be made online and accompanied by a fee of Rs. 100. Registration certificates are to be issued within 24 hours from the application date, and a register of establishments will be maintained. Existing establishments must furnish details through a new form, and amendments to registration certificates should be made online with prompt issuance of the certificate. Additionally, a new amendment mandates the provision of first-aid facilities based on the number of employees, with distinctively marked first-aid boxes containing basic medical supplies. Penalties for violations have also been increased. The draft amendments are open for consideration, objections, or suggestions for two months from publication in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette. Complaints or suggestions must be addressed to the Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Labor Welfare, and Skill Development Department in Chennai.