What is Shop Establishment Registration?
Shops Establishment registration is a state based registration, which is required while establishing a shop, hotel, or any commercial place in that particular state. It is mandatory for every new shop/establishment to get it registered under the Shops and Establishment Act and get the license within 30 days from the commencement of the work.
Shops are generally defined under the Act as the premises where the selling of goods take place either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers. It includes offices, godowns, storerooms and warehouses used in connection with the trade or business.
Commercial establishments are generally defined as a commercial, banking, trading or insurance establishment or administrative service in which persons are employed for office work. It includes a hotel, boarding or eating house, restaurant, cafe, theatre, or other public entertainment or amusement places. However, factories and industries are not covered by the Act and are regulated by the Factories Act, 1948 and Industries (Development and