Tamil Nadu Labour Department amends Factories Rules; time period for availing benefit of remitting license fees for obtaining initial license / renewal of license increased from 10 to 15 calendar years

Tamil Nadu Labour Department amends Factories Rules; time period for availing benefit of remitting license fees for obtaining initial license / renewal of license increased from 10 to 15 calendar years

August 23, 2019 Industries, LAB, states 0

The Labour and Employment Department of Tamil Nadu, through a Notification dated 23rd July, 2019 has issued amendments to the Tamil Nadu Factories Rules, 1950 (“Rules”). The Amendment deals with an increase in the time period which can be availed by an Occupier of a factory in Tamil Nadu to remit license fees for obtaining initial license / renewal of license. The said time period has been increased from 10 consecutive calendar years to 15 consecutive calendar years.

The changes brought in the Rules have been recorded in tabular form below:

Principal Rules Amendment Rules Implication
4. Registration and grant of licence for a factory. —

 

6-A. The Occupier of a factory may opt to remit the licence fees for obtaining initial licence or renewal of licence for a period up to ten consecutive calendar years, instead of getting it renewed for every calendar year. Occupier shall make a specific request in Form No. 2 indicating the number of years for which licence is sought for. In such cases the fees payable for the grant or renewal of licence to a factory shall be proportionate to the annual fees as per the Schedule multiplied by the number of years for which the licence is sought for.

4. Registration and grant of licence for a factory. —

 

6-A. The Occupier of a factory may opt to remit the licence fees for obtaining initial licence or renewal of licence for a period up to fifteen consecutive calendar years, instead of getting it renewed for every calendar year. Occupier shall make a specific request in Form No. 2 indicating the number of years for which licence is sought for. In such cases the fees payable for the grant or renewal of licence to a factory shall be proportionate to the annual fees as per the Schedule multiplied by the number of years for which the licence is sought for.

The option of remitting license fees for obtaining initial license / renewal of license can now be availed by a factory owner in Tamil Nadu for a period of up to 15 consecutive calendar years instead of 10 consecutive calendar years.
 

7. Renewal of licence. –

 

(3) The same fee shall be charged for the renewal of a licence as for the grant thereof:

 

 

Provided further that if the occupier of the factory opts to remit the fee for the renewal of licence for a period up to ten consecutive calendar years instead of gelling it renewed for every calendar year, he shall indicate in Form No. 2, the number of years for which renewal of licence is required.

 

7. Renewal of licence. –

 

(3) The same fee shall be charged for the renewal of a licence as for the grant thereof:

 

 

Provided further that if the occupier of the factory opts to remit the fee for the renewal of licence for a period up to fifteen consecutive calendar years, instead of gelling it renewed for every calendar year, he shall indicate in Form No. 2, the number of years for which renewal of licence is required.

 

In case an occupier of a factory in Tamil Nadu has availed the option for remitting license renewal fee, he can now avail the same for a period of up to 15 consecutive calendar years instead of 10.

 

SourceLabour and Employment Department of Tamil Nadu

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