Step No. Approvals/Clearances Required Department to be Approached and Consulted Notes
A. Setting up legal existence of the entity:
1 Company Name Approval letter, DIN and DSC Registrar of Companies (ROC) DSC Digital signature certificate
2 Certification of Incorporation of company. Registrar of Companies (ROC)
3 Registration for Permanent Account Number (PAN) Central Board of Direct Taxes Note 1
4 Registration for Tax Deduction and Collection Account Number (TAN) Central Board of Direct Taxes Note 1
5 Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum (IEM) Acknowledgement/ Entrepreneur Memorandum (EM) Registration [Part I & Part II]/ Industrial license District Industry Centre for Small Scale Industries (SSI)/ Secretariat of Industrial Assistance (SIA) for medium and large industries Generally, No Industrial license is required except for Alcoholic beverage and items reserved for small scale sector. However, Companies need to obtain IEM / EM registration depending on Investment and location.
B. Pre construction phase:
6 Environmental Clearance Ministry of Environmental and Forest (MoEF)
7 Permission for land use (In case, Industry is located outside an Industrial area) a. State Directorate of Industries (DI)
b. Department of Town and Country Planning
c. Local authority/ District Collector
8 Arrangement of land State DI/ State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDC)/ Infrastructure Corporation/ Small Scale Industrial Development Corporation (SSIDC)
9 Consent to Establish (CTE) for setting up Factory / Building Premises and Installation of Plant & Machinery and Consent under Water and Air Pollution Control Acts. State Pollution Control Board
10 Authorization of Collection/ Reception/ Treatment/ Transport/ Storage and Disposal of Hazardous waste State Pollution Control Board
11 NOC and approval of construction activity and building plan a. District Town Planner
b. Municipal and local authorities
c. Chief Inspector of Factories d. FISH and Drug Authority (FDA)
12 Sanction of power connection State Electricity Board
13 High Tension/Substation requirement for Power Approval from Chief Electrical Engineer, PWD
14 Provisional Fire Safety Approval State Fire and Safety department
15 Sanction of Water connection/Permission for ground water use Central ground water authority(for underground water use)
16 Coastal Regulatory Zone Notification compliance (depending on proximity of the project from the coast) Competent authority
C. Post construction phase:
17 Grant for BIS License Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
18 Quality Marking Certificate Quality Marking Centre of the State Government
19 Product Approval, NOC and Licence from FSSAI Food security and standard authority of India
20 Licence from WDRA Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority
21 Weights and Measures Legal Meterology Act
22 Consent to Operate for Trial Run and Commencement of Manufacturing Production State Pollution Control Board
23 Factory Registration for Permission to Commence Manufacturing activities as a Factory Directorate of Industrial Safety and Hazard (DISH)
24 Final Fire Approval State Fire and Safety department
25 Building Completion Certificate (BCC) Local Municipal Authority /PRI/Local body
D. Post Commencement of Operations:
26 Registration under Value Added Tax /Sales Tax Department of Sales Tax (DOS) Note 1
27 Profession Tax Registration Department of Sales Tax (DOS)
28 Central Excise Registration Central Board of Excise and Customs Note 1
29 Service Tax Registration Central Board of Excise and Customs Note 1
30 Code Number for Export and Import/Importer Exporter Code (IEC) Regional Office of Director General of Foreign Trade Note 1
31 Customs - Special Valuation Branch Central Board of Excise and Customs
32 Any specific licences that may be required State Agricultural Marketing Board
33 Shop & Establishment Act Department of Labour
34 Registration and Licensing of Establishments Employing Contract Labour Department of Labour Note 1
35 Registration of Establishments Employing Inter-State Migrant Workmen Department of Labour
36 Employer Registration with Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) Employee Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) Note 1
37 Employee Registration with Employee State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Employee State Insurance Corporation Note 1
38 Trademark Registration/ Brand Registration Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks


  1. The time for obtaining said registration may differ on case to case basis subject to requirements and business model chosen by the Company.
  2. The chart above shows the general permissions required to start and operate FISH processing Industry in INDIA/WEST BENGAL. There could be specific registration required that depends upon the size of investment, location / zone of the Industry, nature of FISH item to be processed. Some of the specific registration for which we have not accounted above are:
    • Medium and Small Scale Enterprise Registration
    • EOU
    • SEZ
    • Registration for any state / Central Incentives, etc


This document contains information in summary form and is intended for general guidance only. It is not expected to be a substitute for detailed research or the exercise of professional judgment.