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Shop & Establishment Act is another important regulation every business needs to take care of.


Under the Shop Act, the premises governed include shops, restaurants, residential hotels, commercial establishments, clubs, eating houses, theatres and other such places for public entertainment or amusement.


Shops and Establishment Acts" have been enacted by the states to regulate conditions of work and to provide for statutory obligations of the employers and rights of the employees in unorganized sector of employment such as shops, commercial establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, eating houses, theaters and other establishments in their jurisdiction.





Almost all states have enacted their own Shops and Establishment Acts. The state specific laws dealing with Shops & Establishments are as follows:

£ Andhra Pradesh Shops & Establishments Act, 1988,

£ Bihar Shops and Establishments Act, 1953,

£ Delhi Shops & Establishments Act, 1954,

£ Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 [Also applicable in Chandigarh & Haryana],

£ Goa, Daman & Diu Shops and Establishments Act, 1973,

£ Bombay Shops & Establishments Act, 1948 [Also applicable in Gujarat],

£ Himachal Pradesh Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1969,

£ Jharkhand Shops and Establishments Act, 2000,

£ Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments Acts, 1961,

£ Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1960,

£ Madhya Pradesh Shops and Establishments Act, 1958,

£ Manipur Shops & Establishments Act, 1972,

£ Meghalaya Shops & Establishments Act, 2003,

£ Nagaland Shops and Establishments Act, 1986,

£ Orissa Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1956,

£ Rajasthan Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958,

£ Sikkim Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1983,

£ Tamil Nadu Shops and Establishments Act, 1947,

£ Tamil Nadu Catering Establishments Act, 1958,

£ U. P. Dookan aur Vanijay Adhisthan Adhiniyan, 1962,

£ West Bengal Shops and Establishments Act, 1963.



Penalty in case of Non-registration:

In case any establishment fails to obtain registration under the act, the same would be liable to pay penalty which will vary from state to state.




* Government Fees & Charges shall vary as per respective State Shop Act and shall be charged separately.