About Shops and Establishment Registration
Shop and Establishment Act. Has been formed for regulating the working conditions, working hours, payment of wages, rules and records of employees working in a shop and commercial establishments.
For the purpose of this act, Shop means any premises where any business, retail or wholesale, is carried on and includes offices, shops and warehouses. While Commercial Establishments means any remises, not including shop and factory, where any business, work or manufacturing is carried on for the purpose of profit.
Applicability Shops and Establishment Act / Gumasta License
- All shops and commercial shopping malls.
- Banquet Halls
- Theatres and all places of public usage
- Commercial office
- Coaching institute or training institute
Requirement of Registration under shops and establishment Act
The owner of every shop and establishment should mandatorily within a period of 3 months of commencements of his business make an application to prescribed authority for the registration of shop and commercial establishment.
Documents required for Gumasta License
Application for Shop and establishment registration should be accompanied by following documents:
- a) In case of individual
- 1) Identity Proof
- 2) Address proof
- 3) Affidavit
- b) In case of company
- 1) Memorandum and Articles of Association
- 2) Address proof of shop and commercial establishments
- 3) Affidavit
Renewal of Certificate of Registration
Certificate of registration is valid for five years and needs to be renewed after this period in the prescribed form along with prescribed fees.
Amendment in Registration Certificate
If there is any change in owner's name, address, the number of employees, an application for the modification of particulars mentioned in registration certificate needs to be given to prescribed authority within 15 days of such change.
Transfer of Registration Certificate
Registration certificate is not transferable in any case and in the event of transfer of ownership of shop and commercial establishment new owner needs to apply fresh application for registration of his shop and commercial establishments.