How to Apply for Shop and Establishment License ?

What is shops and Establishment Act ?
#Shops and #Establishments Act is enacted by every state is India to regulate conditions of work and to provided statutory obligations for the employers and the rights of the #employes in an #unorganized sector of employment and other establishments in their jurisdiction.

Also to regulate the condition of work and employment and therefore to secure maximum benefits for the employees working in different categories of establishment viz. shops , commercial Establishments, residential hotels, restaurants , eating hours, theaters and other places of public amusement or entertainment are mainly protected by the provisions of this act.

What are the regulations under the shop & Establishment act ?
This act lays down the following rules
Working hours per day and week
Guidelines for spread-over, rest interval, opening and closing hours, closed days, national and religious holidays, overtime work.

Rules for employment of children, young persons and women’s.

Rules for annual leave, maternity leave, sickness and casual leave etc.

Rules for employment and termination of service

Maintenance of registers and records and display of notices.

Obligations of employers as well as employees

What are the records to be maintained under the shop & establishments act ?

Under the shop and establishment act every business has to maintain the following records:

Approval from Department of Lab-our

Various registers giving details of employments, fines, deductions and advances, salary, holidays etc. The names of the register may vary from state to state. Files related to annual holidays. Number of employees need to be submitted to the office of the Municipal Corporation annually.

When is shops & Establishment License required ?

Every shop/establishment is compulsorily required to register itself under this Act within 30 days of commencement of work

How to register for shops and Establishment Act License ?

Out team will collect all the basic documents such as PAN Card , ID Proof & Address Proof

The shop act application will be filled accordingly as per the company and firm.

Shop Act application will be submitted to the respective state government authorities for approval.

Documents required for different business forms are as follows


1. PAN Card of the Proprietor
2. ID Proof of the Proprietor
3. Address Proof of the Proprietor
4. Details of Employees


1. Pan card of the proprietor
2. ID Proof of the Proprietor
3. Address Proof of the Proprietor
4. Details of Employees

What is the cost for registering shops & establishment license ?

Our professional charges for registering shop act application will be Rs. 1999/- + Service tax. The government fees, affiliate fees & miscellaneous expenses start from Rs. 40000/- ( the charges vary from state to state)

Duration for obtaining an shops & Establishment License ?

7 – 10 working days ( approximately)

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