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Shops & Establishments Registration

All those businesses which operate commercially even if it operates form home needs get registered under shops and establishment as per the applicable rule and regulation of the state concerned act. This act comes in to the existence in year 2016 .


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All those businesses which operate commercially even if it operates form home needs get registered under shops and establishment as per the applicable rule and regulation of the state concerned act. This act comes in to the existence in year 2016 for regulating premises wherein any trade, business, or profession is carried out. This act is regulated by the department of labor. It not only regulates the working of commercial establishment but also societies, charitable trust, printing establishment, education institutions run for gain and premises in which banking, insurance, stock, or share brokerage is carried on.

This act provides rules and regulations related to working hours, rest intervals 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.

This act comes in the ambit of state legislation so the provision may differ from state to state. All operating shops and commercial establishments within each state are covered by the respective Shop & Establishments Act. A premise where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers is termed as a shop under this act. Establishments is defined by the act, may also include such other establishments as defined by the Government by notification in the Official Gazette.

Factories are exempted from registration under this act as it is covered under the factories act, 1948.

Registration applicable on:

It shall apply to the shops and establishments employing ten or more workers. Shops and establishment falling under the area shall apply for the registration within six months from the date of commencement or from the date on which such shops or establishment comes into existence and obtain a labor identification number.

Shops and Establishments Act

Shops and Establishments Act

With the aid of this Act, the government is able to develop detailed guidelines for the operation of retail outlets and other commercial entities in Uttar Pradesh. They also collaborate with the labour department to establish rules for employment practises in the state. To guarantee that these firms provide safe working conditions for employees, local district labour offices handle such shop and establishment licence registrations.

Qualification Standards for the Stores and Establishments Licence

Any location or facility that businesses utilise to conduct operations that benefit customers is referred to as a shop. These consist of buildings used in connection with a business or trade, such as offices, shops, godowns, warehouses, and other locations. Any store, residential hotel, restaurant, café, eating facility, theatre, or other public leisure or entertainment venue that is frequented by patrons is referred to as a commercial establishment.

Within 30 days of opening, owners of all such establishments are required to submit a registration application. All business owners must compelfully apply for this Act because it is a requirement for starting a business in India. Heavy fines, penalties, and legal implications can result from failure to register under the Shops and Establishments Act.

Procedure and Documentation

Process of registration:

➲  Create online registration login id

➲  Prepare online application

➲  Upload all the required documents

➲  Pay the requisite fee

➲  Department will verify the detail and document

➲  Department will grant the certificate.

Documents required for Shops and Establishment registration:

➲  Photograph of establishment or shop

➲  Identity proof of owner/ director/ partner (PAN & Aadhar)

➲  PAN of establishment

➲  Board resolution or partner consent (in case of the organisation is in the form of company or partnership)

➲  Details of employees.

The government fee for registration will be as per the State norms as it is governed by the state.

Benefits of registration

➲  Business will get registered under state legislation.

➲  Facilitate in the opening bank account

➲  Fulfilment of compliance

➲  It will provide a legal entity proof

Renewal & Fees Structure

Membership Fees

Depending on the amount of employees they hire for their company, business owners must pay a registration fee for the enrollment process.

Certificate of Registration Renewal

All licences for stores and other businesses are generally good for five years or may be more than this depends on state law before needing to be renewed. Therefore, business owners must make sure they renew their licence on time to avoid penalties and legal repercussions. Additionally, businesses that use annual contracts only pay the agreed-upon amount for the year in which the contract was awarded. Entrepreneurs who submit their renewal applications after the deadline will be charged a late fee of the regular renewal amount.

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