This act was passed to
The Shop and Establishment Act was enacted by the Government to cover unorganized sectors like the shops, residential hotels, eating houses, restaurants, commercial establishments and others. It is a state enactment and hence there are different Shop and Establishment Act(s) applicable to different States and Union Territories.
The exceptions vary in the States and each State has given a list of shops and establishments act that come into the Act, and who require the registrations under the Act to run their business in the State.
Commercial Establishment covers the following:
A shop however does not include a factory or a commercial establishment.
This Act covers the following: