Get assistance to register for Shop and Commercial Establishment License in Kerala

Get assistance to file application for various labour license and registration required under by Labour Department of the various State Governments in India. We support to file application for other labour license's or registrations required by states and central governments ( Our services includes Shop and Establishment license registration, Labour Welfare Fund Registrations, CLRA / BOCW / ISMW Registrations etc.  Our fees for shop and establishment license registration & Labour Registration renewal in Kerala is Rs. 3,500/- & 1,250 respectively. 

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Shop and Commercial Establishment

Labour License's are statutory license mandatory applicable for establishments to ensure the welfare of the employees in that Organizations. The important aims and objectives of the Labour registrations are maintenance of peaceful atmosphere in the labour sector as a whole; decent working conditions and improved quality of life to the workers; ensure co-operation and healthy relation between the employers and the employees; systematic implementation of the various labour laws throughout the State; enhancing social security coverage of workers through better Labour policies, Schemes and programmes etc. Among the various act come under the Labour Departments of the concerned state governments, every commercial establishments must register under Shop and Commercial Establishments Act 1960. It is a basic requirement for all business enterprises who appoint employees in that establishment. This license is also known as Gumasta License, Shop Act License and Shop Act Registration in various locations in India. 

"Every commercial or industrial or trading or banking or insurance establishment, an establishment or administrative service in which the persons employed are mainly engaged in office work, hotel, restaurant, boarding or eating house, cafe or any other refreshment house, a theatre or any other place of public amusement or entertainment and includes such other establishment as the Government may, by notification in the Gazette, declare to be a commercial establishment for the purposes of this Act, but does not include a factory to which all or any of the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 (Central Act 63 of 1948)."

Every Commercial Establishment other than factories mandatory register under Shop and Establishment Act 1960. This registration is compulsory for all business establishment, even if it is an office, must apply for online license issued by the labour department of the concerned State. Such establishment apply for license within 60 days of sanction of Trade License issued by the Panchyat, Municipal Corporation or Municipality. Trade license registration is mandatory requirement for register under Shop and Establishment License. The applicant must apply for shop act license with the Trade Name mentioned in the D & O Trade License issued by the LSGD.  Both these license must obtain by all the establishments before starting any commercial operations or appointing an employee. These license are applicable for all kind of organizations like Sole Proprietorships, Partnership Firms, Private Limited Companies, LLP, Trust and Societies etc.

The various Acts, Rules, license and registrations come under the labour department of state and central governments are listed below :

Documents required for Shop & Establishment Registration in Kerala

  1. Id proof of the Applicant

  2. Address proof of the Applicant

  3. PAN of Business

  4. Trade License Registration of Applicant

  5. Rent Agreement  / Office Address Proof

  6. Partnership Deed

  7. Certificate of Incorporation 

  8. MOA / AOA

  9. D & O License / Trade License

How Labour Registration Certificate renew ?

An application for the renewal of a registration certificate granted under Shop and Commercial Establishment Act 1960, (also known as labour registration renewal) shall be made at least thirty days before the expiry of the period mentioned in the License, in Kerala the renewal period is the month of November; For the purpose of renewal of labour license the applicant must file an online application along with the prescribed fees. The late filing of application must charge a fine calculated as per number of late days. At the time of renewal we must update the details of all employees presently working the establishment.

Kerala Labour Welfare Fund (KLWF)

Kerala Labour Welfare fund is for promoting the welfare of labour's and certain other matters connected herewith in the State of Kerala. It will come under the preview of  THE KERALA LABOUR WELFARE FUND ACT, 1975. Every Establishment registered under shop and establishment act 1960 come under the scope of labour welfare fund and must contribute for the Fund. Any person who is employed for hire or receive any remuneration for any work done in an establishment by working a period not less than 30 days during the preceding twelve months eligible for labour welfare fund deduction. Both the employee and employer must contribute to the Fund. This fund will be utilized for the benefits of the members in Labour Welfare Fund. Every member who required the benefit of fund must file an application to Labour Welfare Board

Kerala Labour Welfare Fund Contribution Rate

The contribution rate applicable for different State Governments may variable as per the rules of the concerned States. The contribution rate applicable at the State of Kerala is given below. 

Each Member has to donate a membership fee of Rs 20 per month. Every Employer contribute an amount of Rs 20/- per month for each employee.

Each self employed person should pay an amount of Rs 40/- per month, which includes 20 rupees Member subscription and 20 rupees Employers subscription.

The Employer will have to pay both the employee contribution and employer contribution to the Board.The self employee will remit subscription by himself.Employer as well as self employee can remit subscription in advance from 6 months to one year. search, labour registration online kerala, Labou Registration Renewal, lc kerala renewal, shop and establishment registration in kerala, www.lcas.kerala,,, kerala shops and establishment act, kerala shops and commercial establishment

Shop & Establishment Registration Pricing Plans

Plan 1

Rs. 4,000/-

Applicable for all business includes proprietor, partnership firms, company and LLP. Exclusive of all government fees and taxes. Package includes Shop and Establishment License only.

Plan 2

Rs. 7,500/-

Applicable for all business includes proprietor, partnership firms, company and LLP. Exclusive of all government fees and taxes. Package includes Shop and Establishment License & Labour Welfare Fund Registration only.

Plan 3

Rs. 12,000/-

Applicable for all business includes proprietor, partnership firms, company and LLP. Enclusive of all government fees and taxes. Yearly Compliance Plan, Monthly Challan Payment of LWF, New employee Addition and Annual Renewal of Shop and Establishment License

* Payment conditions

  • 50% advance 

  • 50% after completion of task.

  • applicable government fees and taxes will pay before filing / submit the application to concerned department.

  • Yearly Compliance Plan require advance payment for One Year Subscription. New employee addition charge extra Rs. 100 per employee.


Whether all shops and commercial establishments have to be registered under Kerala Shops and Commercial Establishments Act ?

All shops and commercial establishments except the establishments registered under Factories Act have to be registered under this Act. Shop and establishment license is also known as shop act license / shop act registration and Gumastha License. Ourtaxpartner helps the business to apply for shop and establishment license online in Kochi, Kerala and other states in India. We are professional Labour consultants in Kochi, Ernakulam and Kerala. Shop and establishment license registration, We help business establishment to apply for shop and establishment license / Gumastha License in Kochi and other states in India, We are labour / Payroll consultants in Kochi, Ernakulam and Kerala

Establishments without workers to be registered under the Act ?

All shops and commercial establishments have to be registered under the Act irrespective of the number of workers.

Procedure for registration of establishments under Shop Act ?

(i) Application in form B1

(ii) Original Copy of the Chalan receipt having remitted the prescribed fee at the nearest treasury of the office of the Asst. Labour Officer
(iii) Submit the form B1 and original chalan receipt at the office of the Asst. Labour Officer having jurisdiction over the area with in 60 days from the date of commencement of the establishment We help to apply online registration for Shop Act and other license under labour department of the Central and State Governments. Our direct services are available to businesses in Kochi and Ernakulam. Our online services are available to all business establishments in India. Every organisation registered under shop and establishment act 1960 must also bring registrations under Labour Welfare Fund of the State. Labour Welfare Fund Registration , Labour Welfare Fund Registration Service provider in Kochi and Ernakulam. We help business establishment to bring registrations under Labour Department of Kerala

What is the prescribed fees under the Act ?

No. of workers Nil - `10 Up to 5 workers- ` 50 Above 5 and up to 10 workers- ` 50 Above 10 and up to 20 workers- ` 200 Above 20 and up to 30 workers- ` 300 Above 30 and up to 50 workers- ` 500 Above 50 and up to 100 workers- `1000 Above 100 workers- `2000

How and when to renew the Registration Certificate ?

Repeat the procedure in item No. 3 and submit along with the Registration Certificate 30 days before the expiry of registration certificate.

Total number of hours required to be worked by an employee in an establishment.

No employee is required or allowed to work for more than 8 hours in any day and 48 hours in any week.

Can an employee be employed more than the prescribed working hours, if so what extra remuneration to be paid. ?

Number of hours of work including overtime shall not exceed ten hours in anybody and total number of hours of overtime shall not exceed fifty hours for any quarter. The employee is entitled wages at the rate of twice the ordinary rate.

A work man working for an extra time of 15 minutes to serve a customer whether he is entitled to extra wages.


Registers to be maintained by an employer

Register of employment in form A
Service Record in form BB
Holidays given to workers in form E
Extracts of the Act in Malayalam
Register of holidays and leave granted in form F
Visit book
Quarterly returns in form H (if there are 10 or more workers)


Importance of Shop & Establishment Act 1960 ?

It regulates & Control


A) Hours of Work

1.    Daily and Weekly Hours : No employee in any establishment shall be required or allowed to work for more than eight hours in any day and forty-eight hours in any week

2.    Extra wages for overtime work : Where an employee, works in any establishment for more than eight hours in any day or for more than forty-eight hours in any week he shall in respect of such overtime work be entitled to wages at the rate of twice the ordinary rate of wages

3.    Intervals for rest : The period of work of an employee in an establishment each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed four hours and that no such person shall work for more than four hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least one hour.

4.    Spread over : The period of work of an employee in an establishment shall be so fixed that, inclusive of his interval for rest, they shall not spread over more than ten and a half hours in any day.

5.    Opening and closing hours : No establishment shall on any day be opened earlier than and closed later than such hour as may be fixed by a general or special order of the Government

6.    Closing of shops and grant of weekly holidays : Every shop shall remain entirely closed on one day of the week which day shall be specified by the shop-keeper in a notice permanently exhibited in a conspicuous place in the shop; and the day so specified shall not be altered by the shop-keeper more often than once in three months.

B) Holidays & Leave

1.    Annual leave with wages : Every employee in an establishment shall be entitled after twelve months’ continuous service in that establishment, to holidays with wages for a period of twelve days, in the subsequent period of twelve months, provided that such holidays with wages may be accumulated up to a maximum period of twenty-four days.

2.    Special casual leave for sterilization operation : Every employee who undergoes sterilization operation shall be entitled to special casual leave with wages for a period not exceeding— (a) six days in the case of a male employee; and (b) fourteen days in the case of a female employee, with effect from the day on which he or she undergoes such operation.

3.    Wages during leave period : 

C) Wages

D) Employment of Women & Children

E) Health & Safety of Employees 


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