Factories act 1948

For computing the number of workers for the purposes of this clause, all the workers in different groups and relays in a day shall be taken into account. Power to declare different departments to be separate factories or two or more factories to be a single factory.

The Act also makes provisions regarding employment of women and young persons including children and adolescentsannual leave with wages etc. Section 88A Notice of certain dangerous occurrences. The Factories Act was passed replacing all the previous legislation in regard to factories.

Provided that the State Government may, by order in writing and for reasons to be recorded, exempt the occupier of any factory or class of factories from setting up such Committee. General Duties of the Occupier Every Occupier should ensure, so far is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare of all workers while they are at work in the factory.

Division Bench of A. Major Moore, Inspector-in- Chief of the Bombay Cotton Department, in his Report in first of all raised the question for the provision of legislation to regulate the working condition in factories; the first Factories act was enacted in Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-section 1the matters to which such duty extends, include - the provisions and maintenance of plant and systems of work in the factory that are safe and without risks to health.

Provided that any canteen maintained in accordance with the provisions of section 46 shall be regarded as part of the requirements of this sub-section: Precautions in case of fire.

The Factories Act,1948

The whole conception of service does not fit in well with a servant who has full liberty to attend to his work according to his pleasure and not according to the orders of his master. It was held that owner can nominate any person tobe in ultimate control over the affairs of a factory.

To maintain all places of work in the factory in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and to provide and maintain such means of access to, and egress from, such places as are safe and without such risks. Amendments to the Act and court decisions have further extended the nature and scope of the concept of occupier, especially vis-a-vis hazardous processes in factories.

The team rescued 21 people including 11 children. General Duties of the Occupier Section7A To ensure the health, safety and welfare of all workers while they are at work in the factory.

It is, however necessary that the workers and their representatives make themselves aware of the various provisions of the Act and safeguard their interests on their own and force the defaulting employer to be conscious of his legal obligations.

Since then the act has been amended on many occasions. Therefore an employee of company or factory cannot be occupier. Precautions in case of fire. The only exception is an establishment where the work is done solely by the members of a family.

Factories Act,1948, India

It cannot be said that the definition should be confined to the process by which impression is created on the paper an to no other process preceding or succeeding the marking of the impression on the paper to be printed. It takes within its sweep not only persons employed in manufacturing process but also in cleaning any part of the machinery and premises used for manufacturing process.

The State Government may, however, exempt any factory for reasons to be recorded in writing, any factory from setting up such a Committee. Short title, extent and commencement. Factories actshall allow women to work in between the hours of 6 A.

Factories Act 1948

Section 64 Overtime hours of work in a quarter: Notice of Certain Disease. Proviso Factories act 1948 is not ultra vires main provisions of Section 2 n. In State of Maharashtra v. Lifting machines, chains, ropes and lifting tackles.

It was held in this case where the occupier or the manager of the factory admits the guilt under Section 92 of the Act, but alleges the clerk of the Factory to be the actual offender, the onus of establishing the innocence is on such occupier or the manager as the case maybe. The chairman and members of the Committee will be persons as specified in the section.

Key Amendments Section 2 Power to make rules on various matters: Section 61 The manager of the factory shall display correctly and maintained in every factory in accordance with the provisions of sub-section 2 of sectiona notice of periods of work for adults, showing clearly for every day the periods during which adult workers may be required to work, fix the periods during which each relay of the group may be required to work, classify them into groups according to the nature of their work indicating the number of workers in each group, shall draw up a scheme of shifts where under the periods during which any relay of the group may be required to work.

T The State Governments assume the main responsibility for administration of the Act and its various provisions by utilising the powers vested in them. Except in such cases as may be prescribed, every Occupier should prepare, and, so often as may be appropriate, revise, a written statement of his general policy with respect to the health and safety of the workers at work and the organization and arrangements for the time being in force for carrying out that policy, and to bring the statement and any revision thereof to the notice of all the workers in such manner as may be prescribed.

Section 62 The manager of every factory shall maintain a register of adult workers, to be available to the Inspector at all times during working hours, or when any work is being carried on in the factory. Therefore, the Factories Act, consolidating and amending the law relating to labour in factories, was passed by the Constituent Assembly on August 28, Deterioration of their health without medical care has forced them along with other 19 employees at the rice mill to revolt against the mill owner.

If a worker misuses an appliance related to welfare, safety and health of workers, or in relation to discharge of his duties, he can be imposed a penalty of Rs.The Factories Act, The Factories Act, is a social legislation which has been enacted for occupational safety, health and welfare of workers at work places.

This legislation is being enforced by technical officers i.e.

Factories Act,1948, India

Inspectors of Factories, Dy. rows · An Act to consolidate and amend the law regulating labor in factories. WHEREAS it is. THE FACTORIES ACT, ACT NO. 63 OF 1* [23rd September, ] An Act to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories. WHEREAS it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law regulating labour in factories; It is hereby enacted as follows: CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY 1.

Short title, extent and commencement. 1. rows · An Act to consolidate and amend the law regulating labor in factories. WHEREAS it is.

The main object of the Factories Act, is to ensure adequate safety measures and to promote the health and welfare of the workers employed in factories.

The Factories Act,1948

The Act also makes provisions regarding employment of women and young persons (including children and. Factories Act, Extra wages for overtime (1) Where a worker works in a factory for more than nine hours in any day or for more than forty-eight hours in any week, he shall, in respect of overtime work, be entitled to wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages.

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