The Haryana Government has framed the ‘Self Certification Scheme’ for factories, shops and commercial establishments to liberalize the enforcement of labor laws.
The objective of this scheme is to reduce the visits of government officials for inspection to those units who opt for this scheme. This certificate, would hold testimony to the fact that these units do not compromise on safety, health, social security and welfare of the workers.
Following are the highlights on the Self Certificate Scheme:
- The scheme is optional and any employer or entrepreneur, employing less than 250 workers can opt for this scheme. They can apply online and submit the application at the department’s website–www.hrylabour.gov.in
- Discrepancies in the application or enclosures will be communicated to the applicant within 15 days from the receipt of the application.
- The applicant would be considered as enrolled under the scheme, if no discrepancies were communicated. This scheme will be valid for five years.
- The scheme would be valid for Factories Act, 1948, Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970, Payment of Bonus Act 1965, Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958.
- The scheme would be effective from the date of online submission of application.
- Initially, the employer or entrepreneur may apply for the scheme till December 31, 2016. Subsequently, the application would be received only from January 1 to March 31 every year.
- The factories which do not desire to opt for the scheme would continue to be inspected as per the departmental inspection policy.
Only five percent of the factories or establishments that are covered under the scheme are picked up randomly for inspection per year. (Once inspected, the same factory or establishment will not be inspected in the next five years.)However, on specific complaints, accidents, dangerous occurrences and violation of Labor Laws, inspection may be conducted only with prior approval of Labor Commissioner-cum-Chief Inspector of Factories, Haryana.
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