FSSAI, as we know, stands for Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. This authority ensures that all those who are in the food business, including those involved in manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution, sale, and import of food, follow certain set standards and guidelines that are scientifically based, which ensures that food product is hygienic, has met the quality standards and can be safely consumed by humans. The FSSAI further has two kinds of approval procedures, one is a licence and the other is a registration. A registration is usually for all those involved in petty food businesses and a license is for all others who are in the food business but do not classify as a petty food business and thus, do not fit in the criteria for a registration. Further, the FSSAI license has two types, the State FSSAI Licence and the Central FSSAI License.
Eligibility for Applying for an FSSAI Licence
A licence is for food business operators that do not classify as petty food businesses. Often the amount of business the FBOs do, in terms of income and their yearly production capacity often makes them eligible for a licence. The FSSAI licence is further of two types, a State FSSAI Licence and a Central FSSAI Licence.
Eligibility for Applying for an FSSAI Registration
Petty food business operators (FBOs) are eligible to apply for FSSAI registration and these include-
The eligibility for food business operators for a State FSSAI Licence include-
The eligibility for food business operators for applying for a Central FSSAI Licence include-
Government Fee Structure
Registration -1 year
Central – 1 year
Railways – 1 year
10% of the applicable certificate fee
10% of the applicable license fee
10% of the applicable certificate fee
Drugs are essential for ensuring good health of a Nation. Drugs are different from other commodities and because of that the Government has laid down stringent law. Regulation governing manufacture & sale of drugs are given in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules framed thereunder. Control is exercised over drugs from the raw material stage during manufacture, sale, distribution and upto the time it is passed-on to a patient or consumer by a Pharmacist in retail Pharmacy, Hospital or a Dispensary.
Different types of licence required for the sale of drugs (the required number of application form for a particular licence is mentioned in the bracket) are given hereunder:-
(i) Licence on Form 20 is issued for the sale of Allopathic drugs by retail other than those specified in Schedule C, C(1) and X. (Form-19)
(ii) Licence on Form 20-A is issued for the sale of restricted Allopathic drugs by retail other than those specified in schedule C, C(1) and X. (Form-19A)
(iii) Licence on Form 20-B is issued for wholesale of Allopathic drugs other than those specified in Sch C, C(1) and X. (Form-19)
(iv) Licence on form 20-C is issued for sale of Homoeopathic medicines by retail. (Form-19B)
(v) Licence on Form 20-D is issued for sale of Homoeopathic Medicines by wholesale.(Form -19B)
(vi) Licence on Form 21 is issued for retail sale of Allopathic drugs specified in Sch C & C(1).(Form-19)
(vii) Licence on Form 21-B is issued for wholesale of Allopathic drugs specified in Sch C & C(1). (Form-19)
(viii) Licence on form 21-A is issued for retail sale of restricted Allopathic drugs specified in Schedule C (I). (Form-19A)
(ix) Licence on Form 20-F is issued for retail sale of drugs specified in Sch. ‘X’. (Form-19-C).
(x) Licence on Form 20-G is issued for wholesale of drugs Specified in Sch. ‘X’. (Form-19-C)
Prerequisites For Obtaining a License
– For both wholesale and retail license – 15 square meters.
-In all other cases – 10 square meters.
– The clear height of the sales premises shall be as per the guidelines laid down under the National Building Code of India, 2005.
Storage Facility: The other important requirement is storage facility since some drugs require to be stored in low temperatures, refrigerators and air conditioners are a must.
List of Essential Documents For Obtaining a License
The documents essential for obtaining a sale license are:
For a pharmacist at a retail sale:
– Proof of qualification
– Registration of local pharmacy council
– Appointment letter
For a pharmacist at a wholesale sale::
– Proof of qualification
– Experience certificate
– Appointment letter
The process for obtaining the Drug license is-
Step-1: Online application filling for the drug License, with the payment of government fee. The scanned copy of each and every document is uploaded at the time of filing the application.
Step2: On receipt of the application, the drug inspector would visit personally at the shop for verifying the documents and accuracy of the information provided.
Step3: On successful completion of the Inspection personal interview for by the inspector or such competent individual and depending on verification of every information and documents provided is correct the controller of drugs issues the Drug License.
The Drug Regulatory Body has made it compulsory for its authorities to attend as well as grant the licenses, whether retail or discount, within a period of 30 days, in the event that they satisfy all the necessary eligibility criteria.
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Cosmetic is defined under section 3(aaa) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 as, any article intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, or introduced into, or otherwise applied to, the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance, and includes any article intended for use as a component of cosmetic.
Under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and Rules made there under, the manufacture of cosmetics is regulated under a system of inspection and licensing by the State Licensing Authorities appointed by the respective State Governments, while the import of cosmetics is regulated under a system of registration by the Central Licensing Authority appointed by the Central Government. The Drugs Controller General (India) functions as the Central Licensing Authority who grants the Import Registration Certificate and regulates the import of cosmetics into India vide Gazette notification G.S.R 763(E) under the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.
Any article falling within the definition of cosmetic is required to be registered along with pack size, variant(s) and manufacturing premises before its import into the country.
No cosmetic shall be imported into India unless the product is registered under the rules by the Central Licensing Authority appointed by the Central Government under rule 3(f) or by any person to whom such powers may be delegated under rule 5. [As per rule 12(1) of the Cosmetic Rules, 2020]
No cosmetic shall be imported or manufactured unless it complies with the specifications prescribed under the Ninth Schedule or any other standards of quality and safety, applicable to it, and other provisions under the rules. In case, the cosmetic is not included under the Ninth Schedule, it shall meet the requirements under these rules and specifications and standards applicable to it in the country of origin. [As per rule 39 of the Cosmetic Rules, 2020]
No cosmetic may purport or claim to purport or convey any idea which is false or misleading to the intending user. [As per rule 36 of the Cosmetic Rules, 2020]
Classes of Cosmetic Products
Documents required for the Cosmetic Registration
Governed by the Labour department of the state, the Shops and Establishments Act institutionalized the ambience and the state of the work environment and also establishes the privileges the employees are allowed by their company or the management. This is best suited for shops all across India, every benefit making foundations, lodgings, bistros, eating circles and joints, eateries, cinemas and for all public places of entertainment. It is a must for every shop and foundation to enlist oneself within 30 days of commencing under this act irrespective of the business being fully functional or not.
Regulations Under The Shops & Establishment Act
Establishment Registration Mandatory for all
Enrollment is an unquestionable requirement for all foundations and business people, including owners working and maintaining a business from their homes. An enlistment, for example, proves to be useful when the proprietor wants to apply for a loan, or create a current bank account.
Business From Home
Owners who wish to maintain their business or foundation from home can do as such without having a physical store. Nevertheless, such business additionally requires this enlistment.
Documents required for Shops & Establishment Registration:
The Importer -Exporter Code (IEC) is a key business identification number which is mandatory for Exports or Imports. No person shall make any import or export except under an IEC Number granted by the DGFT. In case of import or export of services or technology, the IEC shall be required only when the service or technology provider is taking benefits under the Foreign Trade Policy or is dealing with specified services or technologies.
The nature of the firm obtaining an IEC may be any of the follows- “Proprietorship, Partnership, LLP, Limited Company, Trust, HUF and Society.” Consequent upon introduction of GST, IEC number is the same as the PAN of the firm. The IEC would be separately issued by DGFT.
When is IEC code required?
IEC Registration Fees
Aayaat Niryaat Form Submit
Filing at DGFT
Govt. Fees (Exclude)
Rs. 3500 plus GST Only
Revised Classification applicable w.e.f 1st July 2020
Composite Criteria: Investment in Plant & Machinery/equipment and Annual Turnover
Manufacturing Enterprises and Enterprises rendering Services
Investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment:
Investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment:
Investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment:
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The Government of India will pay the employer and employee contribution to EPF account of employees for another three months from June to August 2020. The benefit is for establishments with up to 100 employees and where 90% of those employees draw a salary of less than Rs 15,000 per month. The contribution to EPF is reduced to 10% from 12% for non-government organisations.
Employees Provident Fund [EPF] is a scheme under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952. It is regulated under the purview of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) which is one of the World’s largest Social Security Organizations in terms of clientele and the volume of financial transactions undertaken. Basically, EPF is normally like a benefit to an employee during the retirement provided by the organization.
Applicability of EPF Registration for Employers
EPF registration is mandatory for all establishments-
The employer must obtain the registration within 1 month of attaining the strength, failing which penalties will be applicable .A registered establishment continues to be under the purview of the Act even if the employee strength falls below the required minimum.
Central Government may apply the provisions to any establishment employing less than 20 employees after giving not less than two months’ notice for compulsory registration.
Where the employer and majority of employees have agreed that the provisions of this act should be made applicable to the establishment, they may themselves apply to the Central PF Commissioner. The Central PF Commissioner may apply the provisions of this Act to that establishment after passing the notification in the Official Gazette from the date of such agreement or from any subsequent date specified in the agreement.
Some establishments having less than 20 employees would also be required to obtain PF registration but that is voluntary registration. All the employees will be eligible for a PF from the commencement of their employment and the responsibility of deduction & payment of PF lies with the employer.
The PF contribution of 12% should be divided equally between the employer and employee. The employer’s contribution is 12% of basic salary. If the establishment has employed less than 20 employees, PF deduction rate will be 10%.
EPF Registration Procedure
The employer must register the establishment. With the convenience of online registration, the employer can register the establishment by providing the following details:
– Name of the establishment
– Incorporation Date
– Type of establishment
If the establishment is a factory then the following details must be provided:
– Factory License Number
– Date of License
– Place of issue
If the establishment is an MSME then MSME registration details to be provided.
– Date of Birth
– Contact details
– Employee strength
– Type of activities
– Wages above limit
– Total wages
Documents Required For EPF Registration
The list of documents required for PF registration would vary as per the type of entity who wishes to register themselves which are as follows
LLP / Company
Certificate of incorporation
Certificate of Registration Firms
Date of joining
MOA and Bye-Laws
ID proof of Directors
Date of birth
Id proof – Driving license/Passport/Voter Card.
Pan card number
Id proof of partners – Driving license/Passport/Voter Card
DSC of Director
Name of nominee
Address proof for the premises.
president & members
List of all partners with
List of all directors with
ID proof (Aadhaar Card/ PAN Card)
Bank A/c number with IFSC code
residential address proof
date of agreement
For All Other Entities
ESI stands for Employee State Insurance managed by the Employee State Insurance Corporation which is an autonomous body created by the law under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.
This scheme is started for Indian workers. The workers are provided with a huge variety of medical, monetary and other benefits from the employer. Any Company having more than 10 employees (in some states it is 20 employees) who have a maximum salary of Rs. 15000/- has to mandatorily register itself with the ESIC.
Under this scheme, the employer needs to contribute an amount of 4.00% of the total monthly salary payable to the employee whereas the employer needs to contribute only 1.00% of his monthly salary every month of the year. The only exemption to the employee in paying his contribution is whose salary is less than Rs. 100/- per day.
What are the benefits of ESIC registration?
The benefits of registering under this scheme are varied. Some of them are:
Entities covered under ESIC
As per the government notification dated Sec 1(5) of the ESI Act the following entities are covered:
What are the documents required for ESIC Registration?
The documents required for the registration are –
After collecting all the above-mentioned documents the following procedure is to be followed for the registration of the ESI:
What is the process after the form verification?
Step 1: After verification of the form, the government will issue a 17 digit unique number
Step 2: The employee who is registered under this scheme will provide the employer with the filled form and photographs of his own family members as a part of the process of registration and will get an ESI card after registration
Step 3: Any change in the Company or its employees will be intimated to the ESIC
How many returns are filed every year after the registration is finalized?
After the registration ESI Returns have to be filed twice a year. The following documents are required for the filing of the returns:
Digital Signature Certificates or DSC or Digital Signature are being adopted by various government agencies and now is a statutory requirement in various applications.
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Type of Certificates
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Encrypt DSC can only be used to encrypt a document, it is popularly used in the tender portal, to help companies encrypt the documents and upload. You could also use the certificate to encrypt and send classified information. Encrypt DSC is fit for e-commerce documents, legal documentation and sharing documents that are highly confidential and contains information that needs to be protected. We are selling Encrypt certificate as a standalone product as well.
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The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, has been enacted by the Indian Legislature from the year 1970. The act intends to prohibit the employment of contract labour in certain circumstances and to regulate the working conditions of contract labour during employment. In this article, we look at the Contract Labour Act applicable in India in detail.
Applicability of the Act
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act applies to the following entities:
Contractor under section(2) of the act
A contractor is a person who takes over the responsibility to produce a given result for the establishment, other than a supply of goods or services of manufacture to such establishment, through contract labour or the person who provides contract labour for any work of the establishment and includes a sub-contractor.
Registration of Establishments Employing Contract Labour
Every establishment which proposes to employ contract workers for its work is required to obtain a certificate of registration from the appropriate Government.
The procedure for registering establishment employed with contract labour are explained here.
Every certificate of registration will contain the following
Documents Required for Registration
The required documents are to be produced by the contractor to the employer for approval. They are
Note: Contractors should in an application Form for engaging contract labour every month or a new entry.
Effect of Non-Registration
In case an establishment required to be enrolled under Section 7 has not been recorded within the time specified for the purpose under that section, then the punishment will be given as per section 36.
Licensing of Contractor
Every contractor who has employed twenty or more workers on any day of the month has to obtain a license for engaging contract labour working for any establishment.
The authorised licensing officer will issue the license as per the provisions under section12.
Grant of License under section 13G
The Procedure for granting the license is as follows:
Renewal of License
Procedure for renewal of the license is given below:
The contractor should approach the Licensing authority before 30 days of the expiry date of the license along with the application for the renewal of license in Form VII in multiple copies.
The required fee has to be remitted by the applicant. If the applicant does not submit prescribed date the renewal application, then the contractor will have to pay a fee of 25% more than the fee ordinary Payable.
Responsibilities of the Employer
The following responsibilities to be carried out by the employers are explained below:
Responsibilities of the Contractor
The following responsibilities to be carried out by the contractors are explained below:
Pre-requisites for Registration:-
The process of online submission of application for Registration as Exporter of Spices is divided into 3 parts.
Documents Required to Obtaining The Certificate of Registration as an Exporter of Spices In India:
PROCESS OF RCMC OR APEDA REGISTRATION
RCMC represents a registration cum membership certificate. It is a compulsory declaration that ought to be acquired by all the organizations or organizations which wish to apply for the import or export code and profit concessions or advantages under foreign trade policy.
So as to turn into an individual from the RCMC, the merchant needs to document an application for the equivalent in the recommended position. After the dealer is admitted to the participation the RCMC is allowed by means of the concerned Exports Promotion Council (EPC).To become an enlisted producer/exporter, adequate supporting proof ought to be given. So as to procure an enrollment to the partner individuals from EPC, potential/planned merchants need to record the RCMC application. The RCMC application in the endorsed group needs to topped off through the APEDA site. APEDA enlistment is accessible for the help of recorded calendar items. The methodology for the RCMC application is as per the following:
o Sign up through the APEDA site
o Enter your subtleties, for example, email, IE Code, Mobile Number.
o Upload your significant reports
o Pay the necessary expenses for the RCMC enrollment
o Make a note of the application number got on the fruitful installment of the recommended expenses
o You can follow application status through the “Exporter Login”
The agricultural and processed food products export development (APEDA) was set up by the administration of India under the horticultural and handled nourishment items send out improvement authority act passed by the parliament in December 1985.
Incomprehension with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985, (2 of 1986) the going with limits have been given out to the Authority.
Stage 1: Sign-up through the APEDA Website. (Snap-on “Register as Member” interface on the Home Page).”
Stage 2: The exporter requires first entering the fundamental detail, IE CODE, Email ID and Mobile number and submitting.
Stage 3: An OTP (One Time Password) for affirming the subtleties will be sent on E-mail and Mobile number.
Exporter ought to enter the OTP of portable and E-mail on the confirmation screen to check them both and snap-on Submit to continue for application.
Stage 4: After check affirmation, the exporter will require to fill online application and transfer the necessary records. The records ought to be in the JPEG, PDF or PNG organizes as it were. The exporter ought to enter all necessary data cautiously and guarantee the right data is submitted in the online application structure.
Stage 5: On-line application can be finished in at least one meeting by returning to the site utilizing the doled out OTP (One Time Password) of E-mail and Mobile. In the wake of filling the fields, the exporter can spare the data in the middle of by utilizing the Save button. The exporter can alter the filled information until online installment isn’t made.
Stage 6: The exporter may submit enrollment charges as recommended might be made through any of the following modes:- Online Credit Card(MasterCard and Visa)/Debit Card (MasterCard and Visa)
Disconnected Demand draft for “APEDA” payable at particular urban areas of APEDA workplaces (Note:- APEDA GST No. – 07AAAJA1150H1ZU)
Stage 7: After the finish of the Payment process an application number will be produced. It would be ideal if you note the application number for future reference.
Stage 8: On issuance of RCMC, Login detail is sent to the enrolled email of the exporter. The Exporter may log in into their record through the “Exporter Login” interface given at the APEDA site.
Stage 9: The exporter can see the status of the RCMC application by tapping the “Track Application” connection to see the status of use by presenting the IE Code and Application number until it is given.
Stage 10: if there should arise an occurrence of any weakness is seen in the application the exporter will require to resubmit the report on the web. In this way, the exporter is required to screen the status of the RCMC application as educated above at Step10.
Stage 11: Following documents are required with application structure:
Note: No Hard Copy of any report is required for looking for RCMC from APEDA.
Stage 12: After the endorsement of RCMC from APEDA authorities, exporter may take a printout of their Certificate through their APEDA Login under the heading of “View RCMC Certificate” under RCMC Menu.