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  1. Consultation from Shop License Expert

  2. Documents preparation

  3. Application Submission

  4. Registration Certificate

  5. Current Account Opening Assistance

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Shop and Establishment (Gumasta License)

As per the Shop and Establishment Act the term Establishment means a shop or commercial establishment. It includes theatres, restaurants, eating joints, places of amusement, shops and other commercial establishments across the country and the term shop means any premises where goods are sold by either retail or wholesale or services rendered to customers, however this term doesn’t include any factory. The Shop and Establishment Act, implemented by the Ministry of Labour,

The Shop and Establishment Act was implemented to ensure their rights and working conditions are well within allowed limits. The rules of Gumasta License are different from state to state therefore the rules must be followed according to the state. The Registration Certificate can be either obtain from Chief Inspector of the area where the establishment runs.

This act is executed in order to regulate the conditions of work, provide for statutory obligations of the employers and to administer the rights of the employees in the unorganized sector and other establishment in their jurisdiction. This act basically includes amendments and laws relating to regular payment of wages, hours of work, leaves, holidays, workplace safety etc.

Requirement of Shop & Establishment Act

Every shop and establishment is required to register within 30 days of commencement of business, whether or not it has employees and is valid for a year which is to be renewed on yearly basis. Every establishment is required to obtain this license even if there is no physical shop and the business is being operated from home. A copy of this license is required for many official purposes during business operation, from loan application to as simple as opening of a current account.

To apply for Gumasta License you need to file the application with details including name of employer, category of establishment, its address & the number of employees. Gumasta License is mandatory, if any establishment which does not obtain registration under Shop & Establishment Act is liable to pay penalty which is differ from state to state. Normally new business Owner get Shop & Establishment Registration for opening a Current Account.

Advantages of Shop and Establishment License

Legal requirement

In order to avoid any legal consequence of non-registration, a firm must obtain its license in a timely manner. It also decreases chances of agitation by employees.

Eligibility for Banking services

Firm need current Account for their transaction but the Bank require atleast 2 registration proof. Shop & establishment registration can help you to open current account, loans, and other banking services.

Better Record-keeping

Registered firms are required to maintain records of employees regarding employment details, salary payments, fines, leaves etc., and submit the same to the respective Municipal Corporation on an annual basis.

Government Schemes

Once the establishment get registered under this act then they are eligible for all Tax benefits and Tax subsidies offered by various State Government.

Loan Scheme

Under this act various financial assistance is available for the establishment such as granting loan by the bank to the establishment under this it is easily available after following few easy steps.

Registration Procedure

  • 1

    Our expert professional will provide you all the information regarding requirements of Shop & Establishment Act and its registration process.

  • 2

    The application for Shop & Establishment are prepared according to the documents shared by you after proper scrutiny.

  • 3

    We will file your application in Form-A with the Municipal Corporation, pay the prescribed Fee and handle all further follow-up with them.

  • 4

    After the application is received the inspector will verify the details and physically verify the establishment if required.

  • 5

    The registration certificate will be provided under this act, it should be displayed in a prominent place in the shop and renewal should be done in case of any alteration or upon the expiry.

Documents Required

Documents are -

  • PAN Card & Passport size photo of Applicant
  • Identity Proofs of Applicant
  • Address Proofs of Applicant
  • Details of all Employees
  • Copy Incorporation of the entity
  • PAN Card of the entity
  • Memorandum and Article of Association of the establishment
  • Photograph of the Establishment with Name Board in local language.
  • Address Proof of Shop or Establishment

Frequently asked Questions

How long does it take for the acknowledgement to receive after registration?

It takes around 5 to 7 working days for an acknowledgment number to be received

Where is the registration forms submitted?

The registration form is submitted to the Municipal Authority of the area

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