Service: Shop and Establishment Act Registration (Shop License)
About This Service
When an entity employs people who may be casual workers, full time employees, contract based etc, to regulate the work conditions and ensure the workers’ rights are protected, it is mandatory to get registered under the Shops and Establishments Act, informally called Shop Licence. ClearTax expert will help you carry out all the formalities with ease.
Filing of form
Obtaining and Issue of Registration certificate
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Who Should Buy
Sole Proprietorships running a shop or having an office or place where they are carrying out business activity
All entities having an office (and/or branch) where any commercial activity is being carried out
1. What is the objective of the Shops & Establishments Act?
Every Indian state has enacted certain rules and regulations with regard to conditions of work. The objective is to secure uniform benefits for employees working in different establishments, from shops, commercial establishments and residential hotels to restaurants, theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainment.
2. When do we need to obtain Shops and Establishments Act license?
Every shop and establishment needs to register itself compulsorily under this Act within 30 days of commencement of work. This licens also acts a proof of establishment of business for other authorities. Example, banks require it for opening a current account of individual.
3. What are the records to be maintained under the Shops and Establishment Act?
Each State’s Shop and Establishment Act, require approval from Department of Labour and keep up-to-date registers regarding details of employment, fines, deductions and advances, salary and holidays. These may vary from state to state. Files related to annual holidays and number of employees need to be submitted to the office of the Municipal Corporation annually.
4. Do LLPs, Firms, Private limited company need to get Shop Licence?
The shop & establishment act is applicable to every office and shop where commercial activities are carried on even on employing one employee. An office/corporate office will be covered under the Shop & Establishment Act. and the provision of leave and other rules shall be applicable, even when your company is registered under companies Act.
5. Which are the specific cities where the service will be delivered?
The service is state specific in case you need a shop license and will be rendered only in specific cities being Noida, Gurgaon, Chandigarh and Delhi.