Registration

Registration is mandatory for companies/organisations which employ more than 20 individuals, including contractual and permanent employees. Smaller organisations which do not have the minimum strength can voluntarily register themselves. Companies which grow to a strength of 20 members are expected to register themselves within one month from the time of attaining this strength, with penalties applicable for delays in registration. Co-operative societies are expected to register if their employee strength increases to 50 or more and registered organisations continue to be under the purview of the rules and regulations of the Act even if their employee strength falls below the minimum specified number.