3. Certificate of Registration
(1) An application for registration under section 7 shall be made by a dealer to the notified authority in Form A and shall be-
(a) signed by the proprietor of the business, or, in the case of a firm, by one of its partners, or, in the case of Hindu undivided family, by the karta or manager of the family, or, in the case of a company 1[***] by a director, managing agent or principal officer thereof, or, in the case of a Government, by an officer duly authorized by that Government, or, in the case of any other association of individuals, by the principal officer managing the business; and
(b) Verified in the manner provided in the said Form A.
(2) Where a dealer has more than one place of business within a State, he shall make a single application in respect of all such places, name in such application one of such places as the principal place of business for the purposes of these rules and submit such application to the notified authority specified in respect of the principal place of business so named:
Provided that any place so named shall not in any case be different from the place, if any, declared by him to be the principal place of business, by whatever name called, under the general Sales Tax law of the State.