Shop and Establishment Registration

The Shop and Establishment Act is enforced by the Department of Labour and it 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 and premises in which banking, insurance, stock or share brokerage activities are carried on.



As per the Act, all shops and commercial establishments operating within each state are covered by their state particular Shops & Establishments Act. Shops are defined as premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers and include an office, a store-room, godown, warehouse or workhouse or workplace. Establishments are defined as a 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.
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

Documents / Information Required

The application for a license in the prescribed form must contain:
Note: The registration certificate must be prominently displayed at the shop or commercial establishment and renewed periodically, as per the act.
The fee for Shops & Establishment varies from state to state. To get the quotation you may call at +91-97166 64652.
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