Amendments to Factories Act, 1948

The Factories Act, 1948

Posted by on August 20, 2016

The major amendments proposed in the Factories Act, 1948, inter-alia, include provisions relating to imposing obligation upon the occupier to make a provision of Personal Protective Equipment for workers exposed to various hazards; providing canteens facilities in factories; providing for shelters or rest room and lunch rooms in respect of factories employing seventy five or more workers; providing drinking water in all Factories irrespective of number of workers; enhancement of penalties for different violations; permitting women in night shifts if adequate safeguards as regards occupational safety and health, provision of shelter, rest room, lunch rooms, night crèches and ladies’ toilets, adequate protection of their dignity, honour, safety and transportation exist.

The existing provisions of Section 4 of the Factories Act, 1948 empowers the State Government to declare different departments to be separate factories.



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    Debasis Sil
    August 24, 2016

    Very useful and significant post. Remain obliged. It will be meaningful to keep receiving such posts.

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    Sumit Chopra
    August 24, 2016

    useful post & amendment in factory Act

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    Sree ram Buddha
    August 27, 2016

    Informative and interesting. Good to learn that there is some serious thinking on bringing amendments to the Act after so many years.
    More information on the changes could be given. Useful and looking forward for more such information.

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