Shop Act Licence in Pune, Gumasta License in Mumbai

  • The Shop and Establishment Act regulates the status of work and also enforces the rights of employees in an organized sector.
  • The Act applies to societies, charitable trusts, educational institutions and any other establishment that is started for the purpose of making a profit and is not limited to business establishments only.

What is Shop Act License?

Shop Act License registration is mandatory for anyone who owns or already owns a shop or business establishment anywhere in India. The maximum time to apply for a license is within 60 days, after the application a chief inspector reviews the application and after successful verification, the applicant obtains the registration certificate.

The purpose of Shop Act Registration is to manage individual wages, long-term work, leave, vacations and installment payments for other working conditions used in shops and businesses. Shop Act Online registration process is very easy and hassle-free. Shop Act Renewal can be done through the same procedure.

In some places the Shop Act is also known as Gumasta License. It is in a way a legal obligation and also the right of the unorganized employment sector, employees and employers of stores and facilities. The Shop Act defines working conditions in shops, commercial establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, eateries and other public entertainment venues.

The purpose of Shop Act Registration is to manage individual wages, long-term work, leave, vacations and installment payments for other working conditions used in shops and businesses.

Leave with Pay and Payment of Wages

Every worker shall be allowed a weekly holiday with wages. Every worker shall be entitled to eight days casual leave with wages in  every  calendar  year  which  shall  be  credited  into  the  account  of  the worker on a quarterly basis, but shall laps if unveiled at the end of the year.

Every worker who has worked for a period of two hundred and forty days  or  more  in  an  establishment  during  a  calendar  year  shall  be  allowed during the subsequent calendar year, leave with wages for a number of days calculated at the rate of one day for every twenty days of work performed by him  during  the  previous  calendar  year.

Subject  to  the  provision  of  clause  (3)  every  worker,  who  has  been employed  for  not  less  than  three  months  in  any  year,  shall  for  every  sixty days  on  which  he  has  worked  during  the  year  be  allowed  leave,  consecutive or otherwise,  for a  period of  not more  than five  days. Every  worker  shall  be  permitted  to  accumulate  earned  leave  up to  a maximum of  forty-five days.

Welfare Provisions

Every employer shall take such measures relating to the health and  safety  of  the  workers  including  cleanliness,  lighting,  ventilation  and prevention  of  fire  as  may  be  prescribed.

Every employer shall be responsible for providing constant adequate supervision of the workers employed in the establishment and to ensure the compliance  with  the  rules  relating  to  health  and  safety  made  under  sub-section  (1)  and  for  taking  steps  necessary  to  prevent  accidents.

Every employer shall provide at the place of work first-aid facilities as may be prescribed.

The  employer  shall  make  effective  arrangements  to  provide  and maintain  at  suitable  points  conveniently  situated  for  all  persons  employed in  the  establishment,  a  sufficient  supply  of  wholesome  drinking  water.

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