In India, every state has enacted certain rules and regulations with regards to work conditions. Shop and Establishment act (Hereinafter called as Act) works on the objective to secure the uniform benefits for employees, who are working in various establishments, shops, commercial establishments, residential hotels, restaurants and theaters. Under the pursuance of the Act, Shop and Establishment License is compulsory for all business entities. If a person has established any business entity than he is required to obtain a shop and establishment license for the purpose of carrying business within 30 days of commencement of business.
Passport size photo of the applicant.
Photo of the shop along with the owner.
List of management employees and directors, if applicable.
Details of the company, employees, and their wage rates
Address proof of establishment
Address Proof of Shop/Establishment
Copy of PAN Card
Partnership Deed or COI
Authorization letter/self attested letter for owner
Challan/Payment Receipt/Transaction Receipt
When an entity starts to employ people may be as casual workers, full-time employees, contract-based etc to regulate the work conditions and ensure the workers’ rights are protected then there is a need to get Shop Establishment Certificate. It is also called Shop License informally.
The Shop Establishment registration is a state -based registration required while establishing a hotel, shop, or any commercial place. It is relevant for every new shop/establishment to get it registered under the Shops and Establishment Act. You can get a License within 30 days from the commencement of the work. The validity of Shop Establishment License is for one year and it can be renewed every year.