Haryana Labour Department issued Punjab Factory (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2016
The Haryana Labour Department (“Department”) has issued the Punjab Factory (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2016 (“Amendment Rules”) thereby amending thePunjab Factory Rules, 1952 (as applicable to Haryana) (“Principal Rules”). The Amendment Rules is effective from 17th February, 2017.
The key highlights of the Amendment Rules are as follows:
- Exemption from conditions of work
The Amendment Rules has added a proviso to Rule 6 (1) thereby exempting factories in Haryana from complying to the prescribed requirement regarding internal height of work rooms. This exemption is provided if the Chief Inspector of the Factories is satisfied that the conditions of work are reasonably good such as where no fumes/smoke or dangerous vapours are produced and where the facilities of air-conditioning/cooling is provided.
Prior to this, the Principal Rules did not provide this exemption.
2. Deemed Approval for Registration and Licence introduced
The Amendment Rules under Rule 7 has introduced the concept of deemed approval. It states that in case no order is communicated to the applicant within forty-five days from the date of its receipt, the said application for registration and license for Factories in Haryana will be deemed to be approved.
3. Increase in the validity of the licence and increase in the application fees
The Amendment Rules has extended the validity period of license granted to factories in Haryana. By virtue of the amendment, a licence for a factory will be granted by the Chief Inspector for a period of one year or five or ten years, on payment of the prescribed fees.
Prior to this, under the Principal Rules, the validity period of factory license in Haryana was for one year or five years, on payment of the prescribed fees.
4. Recording of attendance in digital form
The Amendment Rules under sub Rule 110(1) has introduced the option of maintaining attendance record in digital form.
Prior to this, under the Principal Rules, the option of maintaining attendance record in digital form was not present.
Source: Haryana Labour Department