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If you are starting a new business, lets say you will need a important licence, which is Shop act Licence or it is called as Gumasta License. Basically in India when you start any type of the business with physical shop then its required the Shop Act Licence from your state body. Gumasta License was introduced to look after the employee's rights and another establishment in the jurisdiction. It is necessary to apply for Gumasta while establishing a shop, hotel or any other commercial place. It also helps to regulate the betterment of employee such as in which condition does he works, payment, rules and provide maximum benefits for the employees. The shop and establishment 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.
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Actual photo of the establishment in which the signboard (name) of the establishment duly displayed, appears
Note : All documents to be self attested by proprietor/ Designated Partner/ Authorized Director.
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.
Your business is registered under state government of maharashtra, so you’ll get timely benefits when and where the government announces.
You business gets legal recognition, can be used.
Establishes trust with customers.
Gumasta license renewal online can be done online easily through LegalDocs.
Government shop act licence fees and charges are different for different states and government procedure is also different.For example, in Maharashtra Gumasta renewal procedure is scrapped and new Gumasta license online are issued with lifetime validity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shops and establishment act also known as Shop Act, is an act which regulates the working conditions at all Shops and commercial establishments operating in a state. It is implemented by state governments and have different amendments in different states.
Every Shop and commercial establishment conducting a business in a state needs to register with the state government under Shop act before commencing a business.An inspector appointed by the labour department of the state will check the necessary conditions under the act and then issue a certificate of Shop act registration to the employer which has to be displayed in the Shop. It is also called as shop act licence. Department of Labour of state government handles all the registrations under this act.
It varies from state to state and generally Shop act registration is valid for 1, 3 or 5 years.
"Opened" means opened for the service of any customer, or for any business of the establishment, or for work, by or with the help of any employee of or connected with the establishment.
"Closed" means not open for the service of any customer, or for any business, of the establishment, or for work, by or with the help of any employee, of or connected with the establishment.
"Goods" includes all materials, commodities and articles;
"Member of the family of an employer" means the husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother, brother or sister of an employer who lives with and is dependent on such employer.
"Employee" means a person wholly or principally employed, whether directly or through any agency, and whether for wages or other consideration in or in connection with any establishment.
"Employer" means a person owning or having ultimate control over the affairs of an establishment.
"Holiday" means a day on which an establishment shall remain closed or on which an employee shall be given a holiday under the provisions of this Act.
"Period of work" means the time during which an employee are at the disposal of the employer.
"Register of establishment" means a register maintained for the registration of establishments under this Act.
"Registration certificate" means a certificate showing the registration of an Establishment.
"Theatre" includes any premises intended principally or wholly for the exhibition of pictures or other optical effects by means of a cinematograph or other suitable apparatus or for dramatic performances or for any other public amusement or entertainment.
"Week" means the period of seven days beginning at midnight of Saturday.
"Residential hotel" means any premises used for the reception of guests and travellers desirous of dwelling or sleeping therein.
"Restaurant or eating house" means any premises in which is carried wholly or principally the business of the supply of meal or refreshments to the public or a class of the public for consumption on the premises.
"Spread over" means the period between the commencement and the termination of the work of an employee on any day.
"Reference to time of day" References to the time of day in this Act are references to Indian standard time which is five and a half hours ahead of Greenwich mean time.
"Prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.
"Prescribed authority" means the authority prescribed under the rules under this Act;
Commercial establishment means an establishment which carries on, any business, trade or profession or any work in connection with, or incidental or ancillary to, any business, trade or profession and includes establishment of any legal practitioner, medical practitioner, architect, engineer, accountant, tax consultant or any other technical or professional consultant and also includes a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1866 (XXI of 1860), and a charitable or other trust, whether registered or not, which carries on whether for purposes of gain or not any business, trade or profession or work in connection with or incidental or ancillary thereto but does not include a factory, Shop, residential hotel, restaurant, eating house, theatre or other place of public amusement or entertainment.
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