Saturday, 12 August 2017

How to Get Shop Act License?


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Get Shop Act License or Registration Certificate for Shops & Establishments. It costs INR 50, 000

The Shops and Establishments Act applies nationwide to shops, commercial establishments, hotels, restaurants, eating houses, theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainments. Every shop and establishment is required to register itself under the Act within 30 days of commencement of work, whether or not it has employees.
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:
o Your name as the employer and the name of a manager, if any;
o The postal address of your establishment;
o The name of your establishment;
o 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 5 years and has to be renewed thereafter.
• Remember, the registration certificate has to be prominently displayed at your establishment.
Communication of Change to the Inspector: In case of any change in respect of any information given during the application for registration, the same has to be notified to the Inspector’s office within 15 days after the change has taken place.
Once again the Inspector will verify the correctness of the details furnished, make the related change in the Register of Establishments, amend the registration certificate or issue a fresh registration certificate, as he may deem fit.

Shop means any premises:
• Where services are rendered to customers.
• where goods are sold, either by retail, wholesale, or

• 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 A shop does not include a factory, a commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theater or other place of public amusement or entertainment;

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