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Delhi Shop and Establishment Act Registration

The Shops and Establishments Act regulates the work conditions and ensures the workers’ rights are protected. When an entity employs people who may be casual workers, full-time employees, contract-based etc., it is mandatory to get registered under the Shops and Establishments Act, also known as Shop Licence. TAXAJ expert will help you carry out all the formalities with ease.

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It usually takes 3 to 5 working days.

Services Covered
Who Should Buy
How It's Done
Documents Required
Services Covered
  • Advisory on registration requirement
  • Filing of form & Issue of Registration certificate
  • Documented Follow-up
  • Business hours -CA support
Who Should Buy
  • Individuals running a shop or having an office or place where they are carrying out business activity
  • All entities having an office (and/or branch) where any commercial activity is being carried out
How It's Done

    • Purchase of Plan
    • Upload documents on vault
    • Filing of application
    • Receipt of Shop Licence
Documents Required

  1. Name, Contact Number and Email Id of Stakeholder.

  2. Self Attested PAN, Aadhar & Passport size photo of Stakeholder.

  3. Specimen Signatures of Stakeholder.

  4. Latest Electricity Bill/Landline Bill of Registered Office.

  5. PAN, TAN, COI of the Business Entity

  6. Cancelled Cheque in business name 

Shop & Establishment License Process Simplified!

Apply for Delhi Shop & Establishment Act Registration

Delhi Shops and Establishments Act

The Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, applied to all shops, establishments and commercial establishments operating within the State of Delhi.

The Delhi Shops and Establishments Act defines a “shop” as:

“”shop” means any premises where goods are sold either by retail or wholesale or where services are rendered to customers and includes an office, a store-room, godown, warehouse or workhouse or workplace, whether in the same premises or otherwise, used in or in connection with such trade or business but does not include a factory or a commercial establishment.”

The Delhi Shops and Establishments Act defines an “establishment” as:

“”establishment” means a shop, a commercial establishment, residential hotel, restaurant, eating-house, theatre or other places of public amusement or entertainment to which this Act applies and includes such other establishment as Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare to be an establishment for the purpose of this Act.”

The Delhi Shops and Establishments Act defines a “commercial establishment” as:

“”commercial establishment” means any premises wherein any trade, business or profession or any work in connection with, or incidental or ancillary thereto is carried on and includes a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860), and charitable or other trust, whether registered or not, which carries on any business, trade or profession or work in connection with, or incidental or ancillary thereto, journalistic and printing establishments, contractors and auditors establishments, quarries and mines not governed by the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1952), educational or other institutions run for private gain, and premises in which business of banking, insurance, stocks and shares, brokerage or produce exchange is carried on but does not include a shop or a factory registered under the Factories Act, 1948 (43 of 1948), or theatres, cinemas, restaurants, eating houses, residential hotels, clubs or other places of public amusements or entertainment.”

Highlights of the Delhi Shops and Establishments Act

Hours of Work in Delhi

As per the Delhi Shops and Establishments Act, it states that no adult requires to work for more than nine hours on any day or 48 hours in any week. For any work in excess of nine hours on any day or more than 48 hours in any week, must pay them overtime wages.

Further, the period of work of an adult employee must be so fixed that no period of continuous work shall exceed five hours and that no employee shall be required or allowed to work for more than five hours before he had an interval for rest and meals of at least half an hour.

Employment of Child, Young Person or Woman

In the State of Delhi, no child shall be required or allowed to work whether as an employee or otherwise, in any establishment notwithstanding that such child is a member of the family of the employer. Also, it does not permits young person to work about the business or an establishment for more than six hours a day.

Holiday for Shops and Establishments in Delhi

Every employee working for a shop or establishment in Delhi should be allowed at least twenty-four consecutive hours of rest (weekly holiday or close day) every week. In addition to the close day, every shop and commercial establishment shall remain closed on three of the National holidays each year as the Government notification in the Official Gazette.

Government Charges for Delhi Shop & Establishment Act

Maximum number of workers to be employed on any day during the year

 H.P InstalledUpto 20 21 to 50 51 to 100 101 to 250 251 to 500 501 to 750 751 to 1000 Above 1000
 (Rupees) Rupees) Rupees) Rupees) Rupees) Rupees) Rupees) Rupees)
 Nil 10020040010001600300040005000
 Upto 10 20040048012002400360048006000
 10 to 50400600800200040006000800010000
 50 to 100800100012003000600090001200015000
 Above 10012001600200040008000120001600020000

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is the objective of the Shops & Establishments Act?
Every Indian state has enacted specific rules and regulations concerning conditions of work. The objective is to secure uniform benefits for employees working in different establishments, from shops, commercial establishments, and residential hotels to restaurants, theatres, and other public amusement or entertainment places.

Q. When is a Shops and Establishments Act license required?
All Shops & establishments must register compulsorily under Shop & Establishments Act as soon as they commence work. This is a basic license that needs to be applied within 30 days. This license will be required for the application of many other licenses also. For example, Banks will ask this license for Current account opening purposes.

Q. What are the records to be maintained under the Shops and Establishment Act?
For Shop and Establishment Act, every business has to seek approval from the Department of Labour and keep up-to-date registers regarding every employment detail. The details related to salary payments, deductions and advances, holidays & fines. The requirements differ from state to state. Files related to leaves and annual holidays of the employees need to be submitted along with the total number of employees to the office of the Municipal Corporation annually.

Q. Our’s will be a registered private limited company having registered office in Karnataka. Do we also need to get Shop License?
The shop & establishment act applies to every office and shop where commercial activities are carried on even on employing one employee. Your Office /Corporate office will be covered under the Shop & Establishment Act. And the provision of leave and other rules shall be applicable, even when your company is registered under the Companies Act.

Q. Which are the specific cities where the service will be delivered?
The service is state specific in case you need a shop license and will be rendered only in specific cities being Mumbai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Surat, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Pune and Delhi.