Shop and Establishment Registration:



     If you are starting a new business, lets say in Maharashtra you will need a important licence, which is Shop and Establishment registration or it is called as Gumasta registration. Basically in India when you start any type of the business with physical shop then its required the shop act license from your state body.

     The Maharashtra Shops and Establishments (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 2017 came into effect December 20, 2017. The 2017 Act replaces the Maharashtra Shops and Establishment Act of 1948. As per the Act the establishment having less than 10 workers/employees within a period of sixty days from the date of the commencement of this Act or the date on which establishment commences its business, the employer of every establishment employing less than ten workers shall give an intimation of having commenced the business to the Facilitator in whose jurisdiction the establishment is located.

     The Shop Act Registration should contain following details such as name of the employer and manager, name of establishment, nature of business, number of workers and such other details as may be prescribed. The Facilitator shall issue to the employer of such Shop establishment a receipt of intimation in such form and manner as may be prescribed.

Documents Required for Shop Act Registration (Gumasta)

Proof of Identity

  1. PAN card
  2. Passport
  3. Aadhar Card
  4. Driving License
  5. Election/ Voters ID.

Proof of Address

  1. Rent Receipt
  2. Telephone Bill
  3. Electricity Bill
  4. Sale / Purchase Deed
  5. Property Tax Paid Receipt
  6. Notarized Leave and License
  7. Society Maintenance Receipt

Mandatory Documents

Actual photo of the establishment in which the signboard (name) of the establishment duly displayed, appears

Identity Verification Documents

  1. ROC
  2. MOA (Registration Certificate)
  3. List of the Trustees/Member of Trust
  4. Registered Address and proof thereof
  5. Resolution of society regarding starting of business
  6. List of the Chairman and Member of co-operative society
  7. List of Directors and Nomination of Directors (Resolution)
  8. Copy of Registration Certificate given by Charity Commissioner
  9. Certificate of Incorporation, Commencement Certificate under the company act
  10. Partnership Deed (Upload Deed pages which have name of partners, signature of partners,Business / Company Name, percentage of partnership )

Nature of Business Verification

  1. RBI Permission Copy
  2. RTO Transport Permit
  3. Copy of Collector Permission
  4. License From Agriculture Department
  5. Food Licence from concern authority
  6. The Food and Drugs Administration License
  7. NOC from Police Department for Cyber cafe
  8. IEC certificate for Import-Export business
  9. IEC certificate for Import-Export business
  10. Certificate issued by SEBI for share broker
  11. NOC by Municipal corporation for floor mill / masala mill
  12. Copy of Excise license for wine shop/Beer Bar/ Bar and Restaurant
  13. NOC from Municipal Commissioner,Fire Brigade, Collector and Police Department.

Advantages of Shop Act Registration (Gumasta)



Business Account

Businesses require current account for business transaction, All the banks required minimum one legal entity proof to open the business bank account. And most of them accept Gumasta as Legal proof.

Registered Business

Your business is registered under state government of maharashtra, so you’ll get timely benefits when and where the government announces.

Legal Recognition to Business

You business gets legal recognition, can be used.

Process Time

Maximum 1-2 days once all the documents are shared.

Procedure for Shop and Establishment Registration


Consultation and Documentation

GSTNOur expert will help you with type of Registration process and Documentation - 1 day

Application Filing and Approval.

GST NumberYou sit back and Concentrate on your business. We will work hard on your application and will do the Registration ASAP. 2-3 days

Licence Delivery

GSTN LegaldocsDigital and Hard Copy of License is Delivered to your workplace or on your desired Address. 1-2 days

Key Features of the New Act


  • Hours of operation
  • Certain businesses in Maharashtra may now stay open 24/7. This includes movie theaters, restaurants, financial institutions, medical practices, and retail outlets. The Act excludes any establishment which sells alcohol or cigarettes from remaining open passed existing deadlines.

  • Working hours for women
  • The Act allows female workers the ability to work work passed 9:30pm so long as their employer provides safe transportation from the work site to their residence. Protection of women – The Act prohibits the discrimination of women workers in matters of recruitment, training, promotion, and wages. Generally, women workers will be required to work only between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. In emergencies, women may choose to work beyond these hours, provided the work space is safe and transport is made available for her to commute back to her residence.

  • Protection of women
  • The Act prohibits the discrimination of women workers in matters of recruitment, training, promotion, and wages. Generally, women workers will be required to work only between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. In emergencies, women may choose to work beyond these hours, provided the work space is safe and transport is made available for her to commute back to her residence.

  • Over time
  • The working hours for employees will not exceed nine hours per day and 48 hours per week. Otherwise, the employer must pay employees double their regular wages as over time.

  • Holidays and leave
  • The Act specifies that workers are eligible to eight casual leaves (CLs), and can accumulate 45 days of paid leave during a year. The establishment will declare eight days as paid festival holidays, including four national holidays. The other four festival holidays may be mutually agreed between the establishment and its workers.

  • Welfare of workers
  • The law makes it mandatory for the establishment to ensure adequate arrangements are made for the health and safety of workers. Cleanliness, hygiene, ventilation, and lighting also come under the definition of safety of workers.

Frequently Asked Question(FAQs)


  • 1. A small shop without any worker shop act licence is necessary or not? +
  • Any commercial establishment, Small or Large, self employed or professional hires, has to registre register for Shop Act Registration also known as Gumasta Registration
  • 2. Validity of the Shop Act Registration? +
  • Shop act registration has lifetime Validity.
  • 3. What are Documents Required for Gumasta Licence? +
  • Please visit our Documents section. Detailed list has been shared.
  • 4. How to do online gumasta registration In Mumbai? +
  • You have to login on the official Municipal Corporation IN Mumbai, Fill up the Complete Form and Pay the Fee & Put the Challan Number, a Unique UTN will be generated at the end & print out the final Form, Go to Gumasta office and Submit application with all the relevant documents which is mentioned above, Once all the Formalities are done, Inspector will check and verify the Docs and issued the Final Certification.
  • 5. How to track application processing/ How to check status for the Gumasta License Online? +
  • Visit the nearest municipal office or use the online facility “Check Status” provided on Citizen Portal in order to keep track of your application. Unique Application No. (also called as Transaction ID) is essential in order to use this facility.
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