Applies to all commercial establishment which includes shops, offices, schools, hospitals, societies, charitable trusts, educational institutions which operate for the motive to earn profits. However, factories are not covered by the shops & establishments Act and are regulated by the Factories Act, 1948.

Meaning of Shop

A premises where any trade or business is carried on or where services are rendered to customers. It includes offices or warehouses, whether in the same premises or not, used in connection with such trade or business, but does not include a shop or office attached to a factory within the scope of the Factories.

Commercial Establishment

A Commercial Establishment shall mean a commercial or trading or banking or insurance establishment, an establishment or administrative service in which persons employed are mainly engaged in office work, a hotel, restaurant, boarding or eating house etc a cafe or any other refreshment house, etc

Information required for filling up of Form A

Name of The Company

Postal Address

Telephone No / E-Mail Address

Details of Director/ Managing Director/ Proprietor – Address, Ph.No, eMail ID

Details of Authorized Signatory (in case whose is signing in the place of Director)

Nature of Business

Date of Commencement of Business

No. of in the Company (Male & Female to be mentioned separately)

Weekly Holiday

Documents required for registration along with Form A

  • Incorporation Certificate of Company
  • MoA & AoA
  • Rental Agreement/ Lease Agreement of Company
  • Company PAN Card
  • Address Proof of Director – Lease / Rental Agreement
  • ID Proof of Director – Pan Card / Election Card/ Passport/ Driving License
  • List of Directors

Important registers to be maintained under the Rules

  • Register of leave with wages Form–F
  • Visit book
  • Appointment order in Form –Q
  • Notice to be exhibited on weekly holidays in Form P
  • Registration certificate to be exhibited in Form C