The Registration under shops & establishment is governed by the labour department of the respective states. This registration is mandatory for every business except those covered under factories act 1948.
The Application for registration under shops & establishment must be made within 30 days post commencement of business & the certificate needs to be displayed a prominent place at business premises.
The provisions mentioned above are of general in nature covering PAN India basis, however the actual rules may vary from state to state.
Owning a shop or a small establishment is a small form of business and it is mandatory for the owners to obtain the Shops and Establishments Registration. This statue is applicable to a vast range of businesses.
Every shop or establishment has to get this registration, depending on the number of employees.