License & Approval

FSSAI Registration & License

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-

  1. Those who manufacture or sell food items either themselves or via a retailer, hawker, itinerant vendor or a temporary stall owner.
  2. Those who distribute food, which also includes, in any religious or social gathering except a caterer.
  3. Other food businesses including small scale or cottage industry or such other industries relating to food business or tiny food businesses with an annual, turnover not exceeding Rs 12 lakhs and those whose:
  4. Production capacity of food, other than milk and milk products and meat and meat products, does not exceed 100 kg/ltr per day.
  5. Procurement or handling and collection of milk is up to 500 litres of milk per day or up to 2.5 metric ton (MT) of milk solids per annum.
  6. Vegetable oil processing units, including units that are producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller unit with a turn over of up to 100 kg or ltr per day.
  7. Meat processing units with a production of more than 100 kgs per day or 30 MT per day.
  8. Slaughtering capacity is 2 large animals or 10 small animals or 50 poultry birds per day or less.
  9. All food processing units other than mentioned above including repackers with a capacity of up to 100 Ltr /Kg per day.
  10. Cold storage including the Storage Excluding Controlled Atmosphere Cold as well as cold and refrigerated storage and cold storage which is temperature controlled, each having a turn over of up to Rs 12 lakhs per annum.
  11. Wholesalers, retailers, distributors, and suppliers having an annual turnover of up to Rs 12 lakhs.
  12. Dhaba owners and other food vending establishments along with clubs and canteens having up to Rs 12 lakhs turnover per annum.
  13. Hotels and Restaurants with a turnover of up to Rs 12 lakhs per annum.
  14. Transporters with an annual turnover of up to Rs 12 lakhs

The eligibility for food business operators for a State FSSAI Licence include-

  1. Dairy units, including milk chilling units that are equipped to handle or process milk from 501 litres per day (LPD) to 50,000 LPD or 2.5 million tons (MT) to 2,500 MT of milk solids per annum.
  2. Vegetable oil processing units and also units that vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries, which include oil expeller unit that produces up to 2 MT per day or have an annual turnover of Rs 12 lakh and above.
  3. Slaughtering units that a have a capacity in case of large animals of more than 2 and up to 50; for small animals capacity more than 10 and up to 150 and for poultry birds capacity more than 50 and up to 1000 per day.
  4. Meat processing units that have a capacity of upto 500 kg of meat per day or of 150 MT per annum.
  5. All food processing units which even includes relabellers and repackers that have a capacity of more than 100 kg per ltr and up to 2 MT per day and includes all grains, pulses and cereals milling units.
  6. Storage businesses excluding that which have controlled atmosphere and cold, that have a capacity of up to 50,000 MT. For storages that are cold and refrigerated, the eligibility criteria is a capacity of more than 10,000 MT and for storages that have cold and controlled atmosphere too, the eligibility capacity is more than 10,000 MT.
  7. Wholesalers that have an annual turnover of up to 30 crores.
  8. Retailers, distributors, suppliers as well as caterers with a turnover of up to 20 crores per annum.
  9. Dhaba owners, or owners of other food vending establishments as well as clubs and canteens that have an annual turnover of 12 lakhs.
  10. Hotels that have a minimum of 3 star rating and below 5 star.
  11. Restaurants that have a turnover of up to Rs 20 crores.
  12. Marketers that have a turn over annually of 20 crores.
  13. Transporters that have a minimum of 100 vehicles or wagons, or an annual turn over of up to 30 crores.

The eligibility for food business operators for applying for a Central FSSAI Licence include-

  1. Dairy units including milk chilling units that are equipped to handle or process more than 50,000 litres of liquid milk per day or 2500 MT of milk solid per annum.
  2. Vegetable oil processing units and units producing vegetable oil by the process of solvent extraction and refineries including oil expeller units that have a capacity of processing more than 2 MT per day.
  3. Slaughtering units which handle more than 50 large animals or 150 small animals or more than 1000 poultry birds per day.
  4. Meat processing units that are processing more than 500 kg of meat per day or 150 MT per annum.
  5. All food processing units including re-labellers and repackers that are processing more than 2 MT per day except grains, cereals and pulses milling units.
  6. All manufacturers of proprietary foods.
  7. All 100% Export oriented units.
  8. All importers who are importing food items including food ingredients and additives for commercial use.
  9. Storage units other than those having controlled atmosphere and cold environment having capacity of more than 50,000 MT. Cold or refrigerated storage units having a capacity of more than 10,000 MT and controlled atmosphere + cold storage having a capacity of more than 1,000 MT.
  10. Wholesalers having a turnover of more than.30 crores per annum.
  11. Retailers, distributors, suppliers and caterers having an annual turnover of more than Rs.20 crores.
  12. Hotels that have a five-star rating and above.
  13. Restaurants having a turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.
  14. Transporters having more than 100 vehicles or turnover of more than Rs.30 crores per annum. Marketers having turnover of more than Rs.20 crores per annum.
  15. Storage or Wholesalers or Retailers or Distributors having premises in Central Government Agencies. Food catering services in establishments and units under Central Government Agencies like Defence, etc.

 Government Fee Structure


Registration -1 year

Central – 1 year

Railways – 1 year

New Application

Rs. 100

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

Renewal Application

Rs. 100

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

License/Certificate Modification

Rs. 100

Rs. 7500

Rs. 2000

Duplicate Certificate/License

10% of the applicable certificate fee

10% of the applicable license fee

10% of the applicable certificate fee

Drug License

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

  1. Pharmacist/ Competent Individual: The pharmacist must be qualified in the case of a retail business. In case of a wholesale business, the individual must be a graduate with 1-year experience or an undergraduate with 4 years experience.
  2. Space Requirement: The other important requirement is space, that is the area of the pharmacy/unit.

– 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:

  1. Constitution of the entity – Memorandum of Association (MOA), Articles of Association (AOA) for a company, partnership deed, LLP agreement in case of partnership and LLP.
  2. ID proof of partner/director/proprietor.
  3. Documents related to premises – Copy of ownership documents of property or rental agreement as the case may be.
  4. Site plan and key plan of the premises.
  5. Copy of Board resolution permitting obtaining of a license.
  6. Proof of availability of storage space as cold storage, refrigerator, etc.
  7. Copy of challan as a proof of depositing fee.
  8. Affidavit regarding non-conviction of proprietor/partner/director and the firm.
  9. The affidavit from the registered pharmacist/competent person.

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.

We at Sure Consult provide meticulous assistance to the clients incorrectly filing the drug registration as per the rules.

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Time Required 30 days

Cosmetic License

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

  • Emulsions, creams, lotions, oil, and gels for the skin
  • Face Masks
  • Tinted bases (liquids, pastes, powders)
  • Make-up powders
  • After-bath powders
  • Hygienic powders
  • Toilet soaps
  • Deodorant soaps
  • Toilet waters, perfumes, and eau de Cologne
  • Shower and bath preparations (salts, foams, oils, gels)
  • Depilatories
  • Antiperspirants and Deodorants
  • Hair colorants
  • Products for straightening, waving and fixing hair
  • Hair-setting products
  • Hair-cleansing products (lotions, powders, shampoos)
  • Hair-conditioning products (lotions, creams, oils)
  • Hairdressing products (lotions, lacquers, brilliantines)
  • Shaving products (creams, foams, lotions)
  • Make-up and products removing make-up
  • Lips products
  • Teeth and mouth products
  • Nail care products and nail make-up products
  • Products for external intimate hygiene
  • Sunbathing products
  • Products for tanning without sun
  • Skin-whitening products
  • Anti-wrinkle products

Documents required for the Cosmetic Registration

  • Cover letter by the applicant
  • Form 42 for importers/Form 32 for manufacturers
  • Treasury challan
  • Power of Attorney
  • Schedule D III
  • A copy or original label
  • Marketing authorization letter/Free sale certificate(FSC)/Manufacturing license if any
  • Product specification and testing protocols
  • A list of the countries where you have got the market authorization and permission of import or registration was granted.
  • Pack insert (if any)
  • Information of the brands, products, and manufacturer (in soft copies)

Shop & Establishment License

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:

  • Shop or Business Address Proof
  • ID Proof
  • PAN Card
  • Payment Challan
  • Additional business licenses necessary to start a business

Import-Export Code(IEC)

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?

  • Customs authorities need it to clear shipments during imports.
    • The bank needs it to transfer the money when imports are made.
    • Similarly during export the shipments the IEC is required.
    • When exporter is supposed to receive money in foreign currency, IEC code is required to transfer the money to his account directly.


IEC Registration Fees

Aayaat Niryaat Form Submit


Filing at DGFT


Professional Fees


Govt. Fees (Exclude)

Rs. 500

Rs. 3500 plus GST Only

MSME (Udyogaadhar Registration)

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:
Not more than Rs.1 crore and Annual Turnover : not more than Rs. 5 crore

Investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment:
Not more than Rs.10 crore and Annual Turnover : not more than Rs. 50 crore

Investment in Plant and Machinery or Equipment:
Not more than Rs.50 crore and Annual Turnover : not more than Rs. 250 crore

Register a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise

  •  Any person who intends to establish a micro, small or medium enterprise may file Udyam Registration online in the Udyam Registration portal, based on self-declaration with no requirement to upload documents, papers, certificates or proof.
  •  On registration, an enterprise (referred to as “Udyam” in the Udyam Registration portal) will be assigned a permanent identity number to be known as “‘Udyam Registration Number”.
  •  An e-certificate, namely, “Udyam Registration Certificate” shall be issued on completion of the registration process.

Government has organised a full system of Facilitation for Registration Process

  • An enterprise for the purpose of this process will be known as Udyam and its Registration Process will be known as ‘Udyam Registration’
  • A permanent registration number will be given after registration.
  • After completion of the process of registration, a certificate will be issued online.
  • This certificate will have a dynamic QR Code from which the web page on our Portal and details about the enterprise can be accessed.
  • There will be no need for renewal of Registration.
  • Our single window systems at Champions Control Rooms and at DICs will help you in the process.
  • Registration Process is totally free. No Costs or Fees are to be paid to anyone.

Get your Udyam Registration to avail various benefits

  • Become Eligible for various Loan Schemes
  • Get Interest and Capital Subsidies
  • Support to recover delayed Payments
  • Discounted IPR Registration Fees
  • Benefit from various Tax exemptions
  • Additional benefits in SEZ
  • Get preference in Tender allotments
  • Get access to Govt. Trade Portals

ISO Certification

In a global marketplace, checks and balances need to be in place. Otherwise, it would be difficult to maintain consistency and quality across industries and nations. International standards help to keep a level playing field, and one such organization is ISO.

  • ISO certification certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental, international organization that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems.
  • ISO certifications exist in many areas of industry, from energy management and social responsibility to medical devices and energy management. ISO standards are in place to ensure consistency. Each certification has separate standards and criteria and is classified numerically.

Certification can be a useful tool to add credibility, by demonstrating that your product or service meets the expectations of your customers. For some industries, certification is a legal or contractual requirement.

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Employees' Provident Fund Registration (EPFO)

Online PF Registration

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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.

  1. Applicability of EPF Registration for Employers
  2. EPF Registration Procedure
  3. Steps For EPF Registration for Employers
  4. Documents Required For EPF Registration
  5. Conclusion

Applicability of EPF Registration for Employers

EPF registration is mandatory for all establishments-

  • which is a factory engaged in any industry having 20 or more persons, and to any other establishment employing 20 or more persons or class of such establishments which the Central Government may, by notification specify on this behalf.

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:

  • Establishment details:

– Name of the establishment
– Address
– 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.

  • eContacts: The employer must provide email id and mobile number of the authorised person.
  • Contact Person: Employers must provide details of the contact person like a manager. The details required are:

– Name
– Date of Birth
– Gender
– Contact details

  • Identifiers:The identifiers are the license information that the employer needs to provide.
  • Employment details:

– Employee strength
– Gender
– Type of activities
– Wages above limit
– Total wages

  • Branch/Division: Branch details such as name/premise number and address.
  • Activities: The employer needs to select the type of business and the activities included from the drop down lists available.

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 

Proprietorship Firms


Partnership Firms

LLP / Company


Applicant’s Name.

Certificate of incorporation

Certificate of Registration Firms

Incorporation Certificate


Father’s Name

Date of joining

PAN Card.

MOA and Bye-Laws

Partnership deed

ID proof of Directors

Date of birth

Mobile number

Postal address

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


ID Proof

List of all partners with


ID Proof

List of all directors with


ID Proof


ID proof (Aadhaar Card/ PAN Card)

Bank A/c number with IFSC code

residential address proof

Telephone number



Voluntary application

employee details


date of agreement

For All Other Entities

  • First sale bill.
  • First purchase bill of raw material and machinery.
  • GST Registration Certificate, if registered
  • Bankers details- name, address, branch, IFSC code
  • Record of a monthly strength of the number of employees.
  • Register of salary and wages, all vouchers, all balance sheets from day one to current date of provisional coverage.
  • Salary and PF Statement.
  • Cross canceled cheque.

ESI Registration (ESIC)

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:

  1. Sickness benefits at the rate of 70% (in the form of salary), in case of any certified illness and which lasts for a maximum of 91 days in any year
  2. Medical Benefits to an employee and his family members
  3. Maternity Benefit to the women who are pregnant (paid leaves)
  4. If the death of the employee happens while on work – 90% of the salary is given to his dependents every month after the death of the employee.
  5. Same as above in case of disability of the employee
  6. Funeral expenses
  7. Old age care medical expenses

Entities covered under ESIC

As per the government notification dated Sec 1(5) of the ESI Act the following entities are covered:

  1. Shops
  2. Restaurants or Hotels only engaged in sales.
  3. Cinemas
  4. Road Motor Transport Establishments;
  5. Newspaper establishments (which is not covered under the factory act)
  6. Private Educational Institutions

What are the documents required for ESIC Registration?

The documents required for the registration are –

  1. A registration certificate obtained either under the:
  2. Factories Act
  3. Shops and Establishment Act
  4. Certificate of Registration in case of Company, and Partnership deed in case of a Partnership
  5. Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Company
  6. A list of all the employees working in the Establishment
  7. PAN Card of the Business Entity as well as all the Employees working under the entity
  8. The compensation details of all the employees
  9. A cancelled cheque of the Bank Account of the Company
  10. List of Directors of the Company
  11. List of the Shareholders of the Company
  12. Register containing the attendance of the employees

After collecting all the above-mentioned documents the following procedure is to be followed for the registration of the ESI:

  1. Form No – 1 (Employers Registration Form) is to be downloaded and filled.
  2. After downloading the PDF version of the form and filling it, it has to be submitted on the website itself along with the above-mentioned documents.

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:

  1. Register of Attendance of the Employees
  2. Form 6 – Register
  3. Register of wages
  4. Register of any accidents which have happened on the premises of the business
  5. Monthly returns and challans

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC)

Digital Signature Certificates or DSC or Digital Signature are being adopted by various government agencies and now is a statutory requirement in various applications.

Sure Consult offers digital certificates to help organization and individuals secure online transactions with legal validity as per the Indian IT Act, 2000.

There are various Type and Class of DSC, the information below would help you to arrive to the right certificate for your needs.

Type of Certificates


Sign DSC can only be used for signing documents. The most popular usage of is signing the PDF file for Tax Returns, MCA and other websites. Signing via DSC gives the assurance of not only the integrity of the signer but also the data. It is proof of untampered and unaltered data.


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.

Sign & Encrypt

Our Sign & Encrypt DSC can be used for both signing and encrypting. It is convenient for users who need to authenticate and maintain the confidentiality of the information shared. Its usage includes filing government form and application.

Validity of the Certificate

You could buy certificates with a validity upto three years. (The validity is controlled by law, and you cannot buy certificates more than three years and less than One year validity)

Who could buy our certificate?

There is no limitation on who could buy our certificates, people and organization from India and outside India can buy our certificates, provided they meet our Verification Guidelines. Please look at our list below to select an appropriate application form.


The DSC is for Indians, who do not want their organization name to be part of the certificate. Click here


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Foreign Individuals

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Contract Labour License

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:

  • It applies to any establishment in which twenty or more workmen are employed on any day of the of the accounting year as contract labour.
  • It applies to any contractor who employs or who employed twenty or more workers on any day of the accounting year.
  • Also, it does not apply to the establishments if any work performed in the intermittent nature.
  • It does not apply to the establishments if any work not performed for more than one-twenty days in a year.
  • It does not apply to the establishments situated in the special economic zone(SEZ).
  • It does not apply to the establishments if any work performed in the seasonal nature for more than sixty days in a year.

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.

  • The employer should approach the Registering office with Application for registration in Form No I and along with the receipt representing payment of the prescribed fee.
  • If the application for registration is fulfilled in all aspects, the registering officer can register the establishment and grant the copy of the registered certificate in Form-II.

Every certificate of registration will contain the following

  • The name and address of the establishment.
  • The maximum number of workers to be contracted as contract labour in the establishment.
  • The type of business.
  • Other important particulars, if any.

Documents Required for Registration

The required documents are to be produced by the contractor to the employer for approval. They are

  • Copy of the report showing the legal status of the firm.
  • Photograph of the document showing allotment of PF Code No.
  • Copy of receipt/cover note/insurance policy received.
  • Copy of challans showing remittance of security deposit.
  • The license fee to receive the labour license.

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:

  • The Contractor has to request the Licensing Authority along with the application for the grant of a license in Form No-IV.
  • Security amount of Rs.20 that has to be deposited at the time of applying for the license.
  • Receipt about the fee paid to the licensing officer.
  • Certificate by the principal employer in Form-V stating that he employs the applicant as the contractor concerning its establishment.
  • The licensing officer, after making necessary investigations will grant a license in Form VI which can be renewed from time to time.

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:

  • To get the registration of the Establishment.
  • To engage workers only through licensed contractors.  The notice showing the name and address of the Inspector in the language of both English and Local Language, the rate of salary, date of payment.
  • To retrieve the expenses involved from the contractor through bills payable.
  • The principal employer has to choose a representative to be present at the time of disbursement of wages to the contract workers.
  • It is the duty of such representative has to certify the amount paid as wages in the wage-register.
  • Report the details relating to contract labour when the inspector requires.
  • Maintain a register of Contractors (Form XII).
  • Number of Contractors – Nature of Work performed.
  • To send the information relating Annual Return (Form XXV) to licensing authority by 15th February.
  • To submit returns for each contractor within 15 days of start or completion of work (Form VIA).
  • To provide welfare and Health facilities, if the contract is not producing under Section 16 and section 20.

Responsibilities of the Contractor

The following responsibilities to be carried out by the contractors are explained below:

  • To get approval from the Employer.
  • To obtain a License from the Licensing Authority.
  • To submit the monthly printed bill to the firm for payment of the work done by him starting from the day of the month.
  • To present the Name of the Inspector, Wages paid & Abstract of the Act.
  • To maintain Muster roll, Wages, Deductions, Overtime, Fines, Advance, Wage slipsRegisters under Section 29.
  • To provide Welfare and Health facilities such as Canteens, if labour is above a hundred members restrooms has to be compulsorily provided and also drinking water, urinals, latrines, first aid under section 19.
  • To be responsible for the payment of wages before the 7th of each month underSection 21.
  • To disburse the salaries in the presence of the representative of the employer.
  • To distribute employment cards to all the workers by three days of the start of work.
  • To send the half early return in form xxiv after 30 days from close of the halfyear, i.e. June and December.

Spices License

Pre-requisites for Registration:-

  1. Valid IE Code issued by DGFT
  2. The Registration fees shall be remitted through NEFT.
  3. Valid Email ID and Mobile number.

The process of online submission of application for Registration as Exporter of Spices is divided into 3 parts.

  • Part I & II: Online data entry of details by the firm applying for Registration.
  • Part III:- After completion of Part I & II, please generate a hard copy of the application from the Online System, Sign and Seal at the appropriate place and forward it to the Concerned Designated Offices of the Board in the concerned Region along with relevant documents and checklist within 7-10 days from the date of completion of the online submission of the application.

Documents Required to Obtaining The Certificate of Registration as an Exporter of Spices In India:

  • Application in the prescribed form (Form-1)
  • Self-attested copy of IE (import-export) code certificate
  • Registration fee in the form of crossed Demand Draft favoring “spice board & request;.
  • Confidential bank certificate in prescribed format in deal cover from banker in support of your financial status
  • Self-certified copy of Partnership deed/ Memorandum and Articles of Association as the case may be.
  • Self-certified copied of GST registration certificate.
  • Self-attested certificate issued by directorate of industries in case of manufacturer-exporter of spices.
  • Self-certified copy of PAN card
  • Passport size photo with white background of CEO or the designated officer of your firm.

RCMC Registration and APEDA License



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” 

Archives required 

  •  Duly filled and marked Registration-cum-Membership-Certificate application structure.
  •  Self-affirmed duplicate of the IEC Number that is given by the concerned territorial authorizing authority. 
  •  Self-ensured duplicate of Permanent Account Number (PAN) which is conceded by the able power. 
  •  The participation charge of the ‘Administrations Export Promotion Council’ in Demand Draft must be paid at New Delhi or through watch that is payable at branches by dispatching the enrollment expense. 
  •  Self-affirmed duplicate of organization’s MOA (For Corporate/institutional/Private Limited/Limited organization). 
  •  Self-affirmed duplicate of the organization’s Partnership Deed (For Partnership organization and Individual Ordinary).
  •  Self-affirmed duplicate of the Trust’s Deed (For Trusts/institutional/Corporate). 
  •  Self-affirmed duplicate of the testament that is given by the Registrar of Companies concerning the organization’s enlisted office change. 
  •  The most recent 3 years Services Export Data (Foreign Exchange Earnings) that must be guaranteed by the Chartered Accountant of the organization. 
  •  Self-affirmed duplicate of the Board Resolution or Power of Attorney gave for marking authority if the name of the marking authority isn’t referenced in IEC/MOA/Partnership Deed/Trust Deed of the organization/firm/Trust. 
  •  Self-guaranteed duplicate of GST enrollment authentication. 
  1. APEDA 

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. 

  1.  Improvement of ventures relating to the booked things for conveying by strategy for giving cash related assistance or regardless to undertaking studies and feasibility looks at, interest in inquiry capital through joint undertakings and various reliefs and blessing plans; 
  2.  Enrollment of individuals as exporters of the booked things on a portion of such charges as may be embraced; 
  3.  Fixing of standards and judgments for the booked things with the ultimate objective of charges; 
  4.  Doing an audit of meat and meat things in butcher houses, getting ready plants, storing premises, developments or various spots where such things are kept or dealt with to ensure the idea of such things; 
  5.  Improving packaging of the Scheduled things; 
  6.  Improving promoting of the Scheduled things outside India; 
  7.  Advancement of admission orchestrated creation and improvement of the Scheduled things; 
  8.   An assortment of estimations from the owners of plants or establishments busy with the creation, getting ready, packaging, exhibiting or admission of the arranged things or from such various individuals as may be prescribed on any issue relating to the booked things and dissemination of the bits of knowledge so accumulated or of any parts thereof or removes thusly; 
  9.  Preparing in various pieces of the endeavors related to the arranged things; 


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: 

  1.  Duly marked an application structure 
  2.  Copy of Import-Export code gave by D.G.F.T. 
  3.  Bank Certificate appropriately marked by the specialists 
  4.  Bank A/c. explanation of the financial balance of the firm (for most recent 2 months) 
  5.  Canceled cheque 

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.