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Introduction

According to the Factory Act of 1948, it is compulsory for every factory owner to obtain approval for building plans from the local authorities before starting a factory. Factory license performs as an approval document provided by concerned authorities to conduct manufacturing activities. Factory license is issued by the Department of the Factories and Boilers in India.

As per the provisions of the Factory Act of 1948, every factory owner must obtain approval for building a plan from the labour and employment department before going through a factory registration. Under the provisions of this Act, renewal and registration of the factory license are done to make sure that the worker is safe.

Necessary documents for site plan approval for factory license:

  • Particular of Room in the Factory (Form – 1)
  • Questionnaire to Form – 1
  • Certificate of Stability
  • No Objection Certificate from the Fire Department
  • No Objection Certificate from UPPCB
  • Process Flow Diagram
  • No Objection Certificate from Local Authority
  • No Objection Certificate from Explosive Department
  • No Objection Certificate from other concerned authorities
  • Building’s BluePrint
  • No Objection Certificate from Electrical Safety
  • Proof of ownership of the premises of the factory
  • Notification of Site
  • Memorandum Article
  • List of Directors
  • Resolution for the declaration of occupier
  • Safety Report
  • On-Site Emergency Plan
  • Safety and Health Policy

Registration procedure for factory license

Section 6 of the Factories Act of 1948 has given the authorization to State Government to administrate rules related to the registration and licensing of factories under the Act on the following matters:

Rules for submission

The State Government may make rules for submission of the portrayal or plans of manufacturing units. The association needs past approval from the chief reviewer or state government for the augmentation or development of any industrial facility. In any case, the substitution or expansion of active hardware does not come into augmentation if it does not decrease the protected working space and is additionally not dangerous to the soundness and wellbeing of the representatives.

Nature of plans and fee payable

The details and plan must be submitted for getting these permit applications (Consents). It recommends the particulars and nature of such plans, and from whom it will be approved. It similarly recommends the expenses payable for renewal/ licensing / registration of licenses.

Contents of notice

Appointment of a new manager

If the establishment has appointed a new manager, the administration will conveniently and properly illuminate this to the primary auditor within seven days of joining. Nevertheless, without an appointed supervisor, the manufacturer’s occupier acts as the administrator of the production line.

If the consent demand is properly finished, it is sent to the chief inspector of the state government by means of an enlisted post. If no correspondence is sent within three months from the date it was sent, at that point, the application is approved, and it is considered as automatic approval.

Under the concerned rule, the licensing authorities must approve a license if it satisfies all the legal requirements.

If the chief inspector does not consent to expansion or development for the manufacturing unit, the applicant has to apply again to the state government about the same. If the state government is not allowing the authorization, the applicant can appeal to the central government. It can be done within 30 days from the date of refusal.

Section 6 of the Factories Act of 1948 is empowering equipment for the government; it has certain rules and regulations that define extension/ licensing/ construction for the factories.

Online procedure for the factory license registration on the official portal

Step 1

The Applicant has to visit the official online portal of the Labour Act Management System.

Step 2

Click on the “Online Registration and Renewal.”

Step 3 

The applicant has to login by providing the following information:

Step 4

After the registration is completed, the applicant will be directed to the page of Factory Registration.

Step 5

After reading the directions carefully, the applicant has to click on “Agree”.

Step 6 

The applicant must follow the following steps:

Step 7

Click on “View Application” to review the saved application form.

Step 8

Select the entrenched security form to edit the form and where payment and attachments can be made.

Step 9 

To add files like an identical form of letter or photos, click on “Attachment”.

Step 10

To open the attachment, click on the “Choose file”.

Step 11

To complete payment, click on “Payment”. The applicant can choose a suitable payment method.

Step 12 

Once the payment is processed and scanned, the applicant can keep its copy as proof of fee payment.

Step 13 

The application is successfully submitted.

Conclusion

According to the provisions of the Factory Act of 1948, it is compulsory for every factory owner to obtain approval for building plans from the local authorities before starting a factory. Factory License performs as an approval document provided by concerned authorities to conduct manufacturing activities.


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