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Shop Act License Registration Starting at Just Rs.999/- (Inclusive of all Govt. Fees).

Shop and Establishment Act India

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. In this article we look at the salient features of the Shop and Establishment Act.

The Shop and Establishment Act is regulated by the Department of Labor and regulates premises wherein any trade, business or profession is carried out. The act not only regulates the working of commercial establishments, but also societies, charitable trusts, printing establishments, educational institutions run for gain and premises in which banking, insurance, stock or share brokerage is carried on. This act regulates areas such as working hours, rest interval for employees, opening and closing hours, closed days, national and religious holidays, overtime work, rules for employment of children, annual leave, maternity leave, sickness and casual leave, etc.,

Premises Regulated by the Shop & Establishment Act
The Shop and Establishment Act in India is promulgated by the state and may slight 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.

Aspects Regulated by Shop and Establishment Act

The Shop and Establishment Act regulates a number of aspects relating to the operation of a shop or commercial establishment. Some of the key areas regulated by the shop and establishment act include:

  • Hours of work
  • Interval for rest and meals
  • Prohibition of employment of children
  • Employment of young person or women
  • Opening and closing hours
  • Close days
  • Weekly holidays
  • Wages for holidays
  • Time and conditions of payment
    of wages
  • Deductions from wages
  • Leave policy
  • Dismissal
  • Cleanliness
  • Lighting and ventilation
  • Precautions against fire
  • Accidents
  • Record keeping

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Procedure in Maharashtra

Fill the application appended to the Shop Act for getting the licence stating name, address, No of employees employed, name of the manager, name of the owner etc

Get challan [4 copies] for payment of prescribed fees filled and stamped from the office of shop inspector.

Pay the fees [which depends upon the number of employee’s employees] in state bank of india-tresury branch and obtain stamped copy of the challan

Attach the challan to the form of application referred to above and submit it with the shop inspector of the concerned area. [within 30 days from the opening date of the shop]

After about a week the licence is issued [imp note: before submitting the licence complience of all the mandatory provisions of the Act must be done because some times the inspector visits the premises and checks if all the compliences are done-and if not - fine is levied]

Shop and Establishment Act License

Any shop or commercial establishment that commences operation must apply to the Chief Inspector for a Shop and Establishment Act License within the prescribed time. The application for license in the prescribed form must contain the name of the employer, address of the establishment, name of the establishment, category of the establishment, number of employees and other relevant details as requested. On submission of the application and review by the Chief Inspector, the shop or commercial establishment will be registered and a registration certificate will be issued to the occupier. The registration certificate must be prominently displayed at the shop or commercial establishment and renewed periodically, as per the act. In case the shop or establishment would like to close down the business, the occupier should notify the Chief Inspector in writing within fifteen days of the closing. The Chief Inspector after reviewing the request for closure can remove the shop or commercial establishment from the register and cancel the registration certificate.

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FAQ

How to apply for shop establishment (New Registration)?
  • Select Shop and Establishment Registration – Form ‘A’
  • Fill information in form as per requirement.(Note : If Category of Establishment Type is Partnership , then add Details of Establishment Type i.e. partner names including Name of the employer at 1st position)
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How to apply for shop establishment (Renewal Registration)?
  • Select Shop and Establishment Registration – (Old User).
  • Fill form details as per previous registration certificate in Old User form and it is not available for editing.
      Note:
    • Do not make any changes while filling Old User form otherwise it will be wrong for further process.
    • If Category of Establishment Type is Partnership, and then adds Details of Establishment Type i.e. partner names including Name of the employer at 1st position.
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed.
  • Now, Service Name Shop and Establishment Registration (Old User) will open you Shop and Establishment Renewal Certificate option for Renewal of Certificate.
  • Clicking on Renew Certificate will show Form 'B' that need to be saved after defining Valid up to year.

    (Note: User can only change Valid up to year option in Form 'B').

  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How to apply for shop establishment (Change Request)?
  • Select Shop and Establishment Registration – (Old User).
  • Fill form details as per previous registration certificate in Old User form as well as it is not available for editing.
      Note:
    • Do not make any changes while filling Old User form otherwise it will be wrong for further process.
    • If Category of Establishment Type is Partnership, and then adds Details of Establishment Type i.e. partners names including Name of the employer at 1st position).
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed.
  • Now, Service Name Shop and Establishment Registration (Old User) will open Shop and Establishment Change Request to make changes in RC.
  • Clicking on Change Request will show Form 'E' that need to be Saved after defining Changes of following :
    • CATEGORY OF ESTABLISHMENT TYPE
    • NAME AND POSTAL ADDRESS OF ESTABLISHMENT
    • NAME AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS EMPLOYER
    • NAME AND RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS OF MANAGER
    • NATURE OF BUSINESS
    • NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
    • OFFICE/STORE ROOM/GODOWN/WAREHOUSE/WORKPLACE DETAILS
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How applicant Re-apply for rejected application?
  • In citizen login Re-apply tab is visible only when application get rejected.
      Note:
    • if applicant fails to re-submit rejected application with rectification as directed within 60 days, then applicant have to submit fresh application along with necessary fees.
    • 60 days validity will be start from 1st Rejection.
  • User will go for upload documents after clicking Re-apply tab.

    (Note: 1st delete rejected attachments then user can upload new attachments for same option).

What type of Documents will use for attachment?
  • Kindly upload scanned copy of documents.(File format - jpg/jpeg, png, pdf and Size jpg/jpeg, png should be minimum 75kb and maximum 100kb and Size of .pdf should be less than 512kb.)
How to apply for Principal Employer Registration - Form 'I' (New Registration)?
  • Select Establishment of Principal Employer from option Principal Employer Registration.
  • Fill information in form as per requirement.
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How to apply for Principal Employer Registration - Form 'I' (Amendment)?
  • Select Principal Employer – (Old User).
  • Fill form details as per previous registration certificate in Old User form.

    (Note: 1. do not make any changes while filling Old User form otherwise it will be wrong for further process as well as it is not available for editing.).

  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed.
  • Now, Service Name Principal Labour Registration (Old User) will open you Principal Employer Amendment form.
  • Clicking on Amendment will show Form 'I' (Amendment) that need to be saved after defining Estimated date of commencement of each contract work under each contractor & Particulars of contractors and contract labour.
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How to apply for Contractor Licence - Form 'IV' (New Licence)?
  • Select New Licence option from Contractor Licence.
  • Fill information in form as per requirement.
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How to apply for Contractor Licence - Form 'IV' (Renewal of Licence)?
  • Select Contract Labour Licence – (Old User).
  • Fill form details as per previous licence certificate in Old User form.

    (Note: 1. do not make any changes while filling Old User form otherwise it will be wrong for further process as well as it is not available for editing. like - Number of Contractor Labour please mention same as per old license)

  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed.
  • Now, Service Name Contract Labour Licence (Old User) will open you Renewal Licence form.
    • Note:
    • Number of Contractor Labour – Update as per new Count.
    • Security deposit – Update as per amount paid in previous License.
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How to apply for Contractor Licence - Amendment?
  • Select Contract Labour Licence – (Old User).
  • Fill form details as per previous licence certificate in Old User form.

    (Note: 1. do not make any changes while filling Old User form otherwise it will be wrong for further process like - Number of Contractor Labour please mention same as per old license)

  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed.
  • Now, Service Name Contract Labour Licence (Old User) will open you Amendment tab.

      Clicking on Amendment will show Form for Amendment of Licence that need to be saved after defining Amendments in licence & Maximum No. of Employees proposed to be employed on any date as contract labour in Establishment.

      Note:
    • Number of Contractor Labour – Update as per new Count Contractor Labour.
    • Security deposit – Update as per amount paid in previous License
  • Attach documents as per requirement and proceed for payment.
How applicant will make changes in Licence or in RC after signature?
  • In Shop and Establishment Change Request option is shown and in Contractor, Principle Employer Amendment option is shown to make changes or amendment for respective completed application.

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