This Act may be called the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 and “commercial establishment” means any premises wherein any business, trade or profession is carried on for profit , and includes journalistic or printing establishment and premises in which business of banking, insurance , stocks and shares , brokerage or produce exchange is carried on or which is used as hotel , restaurant , boarding or eating-house, theater , cinema or other place of public entertainment or any other place which the government notified in future for this purpose. 

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As per The Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, registration of Shops / Commercial Establishments is mandatory in the State of Haryana. The applicant for successful registration of Shop / Commercial Establishments is required to

* Fill in two Forms – FORM F and FORM B

* Make appropriate payment

Form F asks for the details regarding the Shop/Commercial Establishments including the personal details of its owner/MD. After filling Form F, the applicant will be directed to Form B. This form enables you to provide the Departmental details of your employees including their working hours. The same is also required by the applicant to be displayed in the premises of the respective Shop/Commercial Establishments which will be verified by the concerned authority. For further details please navigate to the GUIDELINES available at the below mentioned link.

You can also check name of already existing Shops/Commercial Establishment with help of this link. 

Process

  • For registration of Shops/Commercial Establishments under the Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, the applicant is required to fill up two forms – Form F and Form B.

  • The applicant shall first fill-up the Form F and after successful filling up the information under Form F; the applicant shall be directed to fill Form B.

  • After the process of filling up the forms, the user shall make the appropriate payment as prescribed under the fee schedule (mentioned in the next page of this document) of The Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 depending upon the nature of the business of the Shop / Commercial Establishment.

  • The applicant may download the Registration Certificate whenever the application is approved by the competent authority/Labour Inspector of the concerned area. The Certificate will be computer generated and is valid for the purpose of Registration only under the Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958.

Validity 

The Registration Certificate shall be renewed by 31st March after the expiry of every 3 years block. The validity period of the Shop/Commercial Establishment will be calculated by the computer from the Date of Commencement of business in case of Fresh Registration or Last validity date in case of Renewal of Registration.

CHANGES AFTER REGISTRATION

  • An intimation regarding the names of employees, working hours and interval for rest etc. must be given in the prescribed Form-‘A’ to the Labour Inspector of the area concerned in whose jurisdiction the establishment falls within 15 days after the registration of the establishment and if any change occurs in future the same Form must be sent to the concerned Labour Inspector within seven days.

  • If any change regarding the particulars of the Establishment is sought, send information in the prescribed Form-G to the concerned Labour Inspector of the area.

FEE SCHEDULE

The registration fee (fresh or renewal) prescribed hereunder for different categories of establishments is to be paid along with the Application submitted under Form-F and -B.

  • Starred hotels, cinema houses, banks, insurance companies, financial institutions and/or Information Technology and Information Technology Enabled Establishments and Telecommunication establishments Employing 10 or more employees. – Rs. 5,000

  • Nursing homes, Privately Managed Educational Institutions/Universities and Petrol Pumps, Rs. 1,000.

  • Workshops, automobiles service stations (not covered Rs. 500  under the Factories Act, 1948), Computer Training Centers, Shorthand and type institutions, Health & Fitness Clubs, clinics, Medical laboratories, restaurants, unstarred hotels, and/or all Establishments employing 10 or more employees.

  • All Shops and commercial establishments not covered under the above three categories and employing less than 10 employees. Rs. 300.

  • All Shops and commercial Establishment owned and/or managed by the shopkeepers himself/herself and not employing any employee. Rs. 100. 

If the Establishment is not registered, a penalty upto Rs. 3000/- will be imposed along with registration fee.

NOTE :-

  • The application forms (Form-F and Form-B) for Registration of any Shop or Commercial Establishment is Computer Generated and the application will be processed on-line.

  • While filling up the boxes, kindly fill complete word and leave one space between the words.

  • Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the concerned authority for verification and acceptance.

  • All original documents are to be shown at the time of inspection by the registering authority for any clarity or verification.

  • It is the duty of the applicant to check the status of application on regular basis. In case the concerned authorities put any objection comments, the user will be required to edit/update the Application.

Documents Required

  • Front photo of shop or commercial establishment covering the surroundings of the said establishment.
  • Scanned copy of Proof of Establishment i.e. Lease Deed/Rent Deed; Registration Deed; or Any other proof of possession of Shop/Commercial Establishment like electricity bill/telephone bill/bank account and affidavit etc.
  • Name of the Shop / Commercial Establishment with Email ID and Contact Number.
  • Copy of PAN and Address proof of Owner.
  • Date of commencement of business.
  • Nature of business.
  • List of Number of employees in terms of Male/Female, Adult/Young, Regular / Contract / Casual. Here young employees are those having age between 14-18 year and adult workers are those having age greater than 18 years.
  • Close day of the Shop / Commercial Establishment .
  • Closing hours and Opening hours of the establishment.
  • Details of the employees- Name, Father’s/ Husband’s Name, Working Hours timings, Intervals for Rest and Weekly Off Days. The field is mandatory. If the number of employees exceeds the number provided in the Form B, please download the provided excel file, fill in the details of the employees in it and Upload the same after filling in the information.