Who has to apply?

  • All Business entities except Manufacturing companies
  • All shops, commercial establishments, restaurant, hotel, theatre, public amusement, and retail trade/business.
  • Registrations and renewals are subject to the state act.

Application Process

  • Any shop or commercial establishment that commences operation must apply to the Chief Inspector for a Shop and Establishment Act License within the prescribed time.
  • The application for license in the prescribed form must contain the name of the employer, address of the establishment, name of the establishment, category of the establishment, number of employees and other relevant details as requested.
  • On submission of the application and review by the Chief Inspector, the shop or commercial establishment will be registered and a registration certificate will be issued to the occupier.
  • The registration certificate must be prominently displayed at the shop or commercial establishment and renewed periodically, as per the act.
  • In case the shop or establishment would like to close down the business, the occupier should notify the Chief Inspector in writing within fifteen days of the closing.
  • The Chief Inspector after reviewing the request for closure can remove the shop or commercial establishment from the register and cancel the registration certificate.


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