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Bombay Shops & Establishment Act, 1948
2. Forms and Formalities
4. Maintenance of Registers
6. Documents required for Registration
w By repealing the old "Bombay Shops & Establishments Act, 1939", a new enactment
known as "The Bombay Shops & Establishments Act, 1948" was brought into force from
11th January 1949 on the basis of Mr. Shantilal Shah’s Committee’s Report.
This act is a social piece of legislation of the State Government enacted to prevent sweat
labourers of Un-organized sector and to regulate the condition of work and employment and
therefore to secure maximum benefits to the employees working in different categories of
establishment viz. Shops, Commercial Establishments, residential hotels, restaurants, eating
houses, theatres and other places of public amusement or entertainments are mainly
protected by the provisions of this act. For the jurisdiction of Greater Mumbai by virtue of
the statutory provisions of Section 43 of the said Act subject to the overall supervisions of
the State Government through the Commissioner of Labour, Mumbai.The shops &
Establishments Department is headed by the Chief Inspector, Shops & Estts. the Chief
Inspector, Shops & Establishments is assisted by Four Deputy Chief Inspectors.
To enforce the provisions of the following acts and rules framed as under.
• The Bombay Shops & Establishments Act, 1948.
• The Minimum Wages Act, 1948.
• The Payment of Wages Act. 1936.
• The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923.
• The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
• The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
• The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
Forms and Formalities
• Form 'A': This form is prescribed for registration of the Estts. under Bombay Shops &
Estts. Act, 1948. Registration is made under Sec 7(1)(4) of the said act.
• Form 'B': This is prescribed for the periodical renewal of registration certificate say
for one year or three at a time. Renewal is made under sec 7(2A) of the Bombay