Introduction to Shops and Establishments:
Shops and Establishments Act is enacted by several state governments to regulate the conditions of workers/employees. Any shop, office, establishments, theatre, hotel restaurant etc., need to register for Shops and Establishments license. Shops and Establishments Act is to regulate the work conditions, rights of employees, working hours, holiday list, the minimum age for employment and list of the obligation of the employer.
Who should apply for Shops and Establishments registration:
Shops and Establishments registration is required for all entities who are into any business. This must be applied within 30 days of commencement of the business. It covers shops, commercial establishments, restaurants, hotels, theatres, amusement parks, and retail trade/businesses. Shops and Establishment certificate should be displayed at the entrance of the shop/establishment.
How to register for Shops and Establishments registration:
In most states, shops and establishments registration is an online process. In Karnataka, an online application has to be submitted in the prescribed format and all the documents required as per the type of entity the registration is sought for should be submitted in person at the department.
Documents required for Shops and Establishments Registration:
|PAN card of promoter/s||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|PAN card of the company/firm||–||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|ID and Address proof of the promoter/s||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Photograph of promoter/s||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Registered office documents such as Rental agreement/Sale deed/Latest tax paid receipt||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Current account Bank statement/Cancelled cheque||–||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Savings account Bank statement/Cancelled cheque||✓||–||–||–||–|