Registration Certificate for Shops & Establishments

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Registration Certificate for Shops & Establishments - we shall discuss in complete details the procedures involved in getting the registration certificate under the Shops and Establishment Act. Note, every state has its own set of rules and procedures in this category. Below, we give you an overview. However, it is advisable to check for the specific provisions at the Registrar’s Office in your state of domicile.


Shop means any premises:
Includes a shop, commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theater, or other place of public amusement or entertainment to which this Act applies and includes such other establishment as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be an establishment for the purposes of this Act.


   where goods are sold, either by retail, wholesale, or
   Where services are rendered to customers.
  It includes an office a store-room, godown, warehouse or work place, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in connection with such trade/ business
  Registration of Shops & Establishments: 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:
   Your name as the employer and the name of a manager, if any;
   The postal address of your establishment;
  The name of your establishment;
  Such other particulars as may be prescribed.
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 1 year and has to be renewed thereafter.
  Remember, the registration certificate has to be prominently displayed at your establishment.