Will try to make shop licence valid for 5 yrs: Maharashtra State Chief Secretary

The Act currently grants registrations to shops and commercial establishments for a period of one year and the registration can subsequently be renewed for up to three years.

| Mumbai | Published:November 23, 2016 4:10 am

State Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya assured traders and merchants Tuesday that soon they would not have to renew their shop and establishment licence annually. Kshatriya said he would push for a change in the Shops and Establishments Act to make the licence valid for five years. “I will try to make sure that the licences need renewal only once in five years,” he said while speaking at an event at the Indian Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Act currently grants registrations to shops and commercial establishments for a period of one year and the registration can subsequently be renewed for up to three years.