The Factories Act,1948

The Factories Act, 1948 is a social legislation which has been enacted for occupational safety, health and welfare of workers at work places. The objective of the Act is to regulate the conditions of work in manufacturing establishments coming within the definition of the term 'factory' as used in the Act.

Applicability

The Act is applicable to all the factories including State, and Central Government, to the premises wherein: -

  • 10 or more workers are employed with use of power and engaged in manufacturing activities
  • 20 or more workers are employed without the use of power and engaged in manufacturing activities
  • Less than 10 workers, if activity is notified by the State Government

References

Notifications

Authorities to inspect the Units and Establishments permitted to operate in Karnataka during COVID 19

08 Jun, 2021
The permitted Units, Establishments of essential commodities, export oriented units, factories, boilers will have surprise inspections to check the standard operating procedures.
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Uttarakhand extends the working hours for Essential Commodities, Pharmaceutical Factories

25 May, 2021
The Government of Uttarakhand due to COVID 19 pandemic, has extended the working hours in factories related to essential commodities and pharmaceutical manufacturers up to 12 hours in a day. This notification will be effective for a period of 60 days from the date of issue.

Notifications

Himachal Pradesh allows extended working hours in factories for 3 months

06 May, 2021
The factories registered under the Factories Act, are allowed to have extended working hours not more than 12 hours on any day and 72 hours in any week for three months.
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