SHOP ACT ESTABLISHMENT

      

SHOP AND ESTABLISHMENT ACT (GUMASTA)

To start any kind of business activity in any state a Gumasta License is required, which officially registers the entity under state law. The license is issued by the municipal corporation under the  Shops and Establishment Act.

Obtaining the Gumasta License is a requirement by the government to start a business and it serves as a proof of legal entity – irrespective of whether it is run by a single individual or a company. For example, the license enables the entity to open a current account in a bank and apply for loans.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLYING OF A GUMASTA LICENSE

Specific documents are required when applying for the registration of the business entity.


Below is a list of documents to be submitted – for a sole proprietorship, partnership, and private company:


  • General / sole proprietorship 


Aadhaar card, PAN card, photograph;

proof of address,

electricity bill; business authorization letter;

and proof of ownership of property.

  • Partnership


Partnership deed; partnership firm’s plan;

partner’s identity proof and proof of address;

and prescribed fees for a partnership firm.

  • Private company 


Memorandum and articles of association

(MOA and AOA); certificate of incorporation;

and company director’s proof of identity

and address.