What is the procedure for registration?

A prospective Service Tax assessee seeking registration shall file an application in Form ST-I (in duplicate) before the jurisdictional Central Excise officer/Service Tax Cell officer within thirty days from the date of notification of the taxable service. Department will issue the registration certificate to the assessee within 7 days of the receipt of application. In case of failure to issue registration certificate within 7 days, the registration applied for shall be deemed to have been granted and the assessee can carry on with his activity