Shop & Establishments
The Shop and Establishment Act in India is promulgated by the state and may slightly differ from state to state. However, as per the Act, all shops and commercial establishments operating within each state are covered by the respective Shop & Establishments Act. Shops are defined as premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers, and includes an office, a store-room, godown, warehouse or workhouse or work place. Establishments are defined as shop, a commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating-house, theatre or other places of public amusement or entertainment. Further, establishments as defined by the Act may also include such other establishments as defined by the Government by notification in the Official Gazette. However, factories are not covered by the shops & establishments Act and are regulated by the Factories Act, 1948.
Shop & Establishment :
Legal Entity Proof–Shop registration provides a legal entity proof which gives you right for doing the business.
Business Bank Account– On the basis of shop act registration, you can easily open a business bank account.
Government Benefits- If you obtain the shop act registration, then you can easily avail the government benefits.
Lifetime Certification- Shop Act registration gives you the lifetime valid certificate, so it is not required the renewal cost and its just one time cost for the same.
As a business owner of a shop or establishment, you are compulsorily required to get the same registered under the Shops and Establishment Act. Here are the specific rules:
Submit an application in the prescribed form to the Inspector of the area within 30 days of starting any work in your shop/establishment. The application is to be submitted along with the prescribed fees and should contain the following information:
Upon receiving the application for registration and the fees, the Inspector shall verify the accuracy and correctness of the application. Once suitably satisfied, he shall enter the details in the Register of Establishments and issue a registration certificate of your establishment to you. This certificate will be valid for 5 years and has to be renewed thereafter.
It is important that the registration certificate has to be prominently displayed at your establishment
Shop & Establishments
One of the important regulation to which most businesses in India are subject to is the Shop and Establishment Act, enacted by every state in India. The Act is designed to regulate payment of wages, hours of work, leave, holidays, terms of service and other work conditions of people employed in shop and commercial establishments.
Establishments included in this Act are commercial establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, eating houses, theaters, or other places of public amusement or entertainment. Additionally, other establishments that the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be an establishment for the purposes of this Act would then classify as establishments.
Shop means any premises:
One Time Fee
Service Provide Within 7 Days
One Time Fee
Service Provide Within 15 Days
Services Provided Before the Due Date
Major steps involved in getting this certificate are as follows-
Following documents need to be submitted along with application –
Application form for shop and establishment certificate would contain details like-
You need to keep following points in mind –
Following record should be maintained –