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State Licenses for Business in India

To begin is to succeed. Starting a business in India is not a fairy tale story, but the Nation has made tremendous progress in the recent days and made starting a business, very easy for Entrepreneurs. Today, we will look at the most commonly referred to licenses and registrations required for a business in India.

The process of obtaining license changes from one type of business to the other,  based on various determining factors like the number of employees, sector, the type of business, the place of business etc. In this little article, we look at some of the most commonly obtained licenses or registrations for a business. To determine the exact requirement for your business, get in touch with  TAXAJ Business Advisor.

Some of the Major State Licenses in India:

RERA Registration

Real estate agents are the heart of real estate industry. They are the mediators facilitating transactions between builder and buyer . With RERA, that will soon come into force, all brokers will have to be mandatorily registered with the concerned state-level regulatory authorities. Real estate agents will be given a registration number by the authority which will be valid for 5 years and will be quoted in every transaction facilitated by him

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DPCC License Registration

DPCC means Delhi Pollution Control Committee. It is a self-governing body which was founded in1991, by the Delhi Government under the guidance of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The DPCC essentially issues a License called DPCC License which means no objection certificate and it assures that the proposed/existing business entity which is being set up will not cause any harm to the environment or society. For a change and improvement in the production process or setting up of industries.

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Public Performance License

If you wish to play some pre-recorded music in your cafe/ restaurant/ hotel to accompany the Food you serve, you need to obtain a public performance license issued by Phonographic Performance Limited to avoid facing copyright infringement suits. This license aims to protect the interest of the artists who create the music or compose the lyrics and the owners of such creative/ artistic works. In the majority of the cases, the public performance license is valid for 1 year.

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Fire Department NOC

The Fire safety laws of most of the States in India consider the business of restaurants/ cafes/ hotels/ bakery to be a hazardous activity requiring a “No objection Certificate” from the Chief Fire Officer before commencing business.

To obtain a fire license, you will have to submit building plans, model of the building and certificate from the Architect, and also fill out a questionnaire related to compliance with fire safety rules and regulations.

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Liquor License

In case you are planning to serve alcohol along with the food, you will also require a liquor license. Selling of alcohol or its distribution without a valid liquor license is illegal and prohibited.

You can approach the State excise department for obtaining approval to sell and distribute alcohol.

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Pollution Clearance License

Food business is considered as a polluting industry given the smoke emissions from the cooking process and washings of food waste. Therefore your food business will need a pollution license/ Certificate or consent to establish your business and Consent to operate from the State Pollution Control Board.  The category under which you will need a license will depend on the type and scale of operations of your business.

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Haryana Factory License

In Haryana, the factory owners are required to register their premises with the local governing authority before the beginning of operations. Factory registration in India is regulated by the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Haryana factory registration in detail.

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Gumastha License

Gumastha License is a mandatory registration required for doing any kind of business in the state of Maharashtra. Gumastha license is the license obtained under the Shops and Establishment Act of Maharashtra. Every person who establishes a business needs to obtain the license under the Shops and Establishment Act of that respective state.

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Drugs License

In Haryana, the factory owners are required to register their premises with the local governing authority before the beginning of operations. Factory registration in India is regulated by the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Haryana factory registration in detail.

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Agmark certification

Agmark Certification

Gumastha License is a mandatory registration required for doing any kind of business in the state of Maharashtra. Gumastha license is the license obtained under the Shops and Establishment Act of Maharashtra. Every person who establishes a business needs to obtain the license under the Shops and Establishment Act of that respective state.

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APEDA Registration

Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) is a government organisation established in 1985 through an act for the development and promotion of export of scheduled products. It provides financial assistance, information, guidelines towards the development of scheduled products. The products specified under the APEDA ACT are called schedule products and exporters of such scheduled products are required register under APEDA.

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FSSAI Return Filing

Gumastha License is a mandatory registration required for doing any kind of business in the state of Maharashtra. Gumastha license is the license obtained under the Shops and Establishment Act of Maharashtra. Every person who establishes a business needs to obtain the license under the Shops and Establishment Act of that respective state.

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