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Factories Act


‘Manufacturing potential facing legal hurdles: Compliance to criminal clauses’

February 24, 2022 2:35 pm

The report, titled ‘Jailed for Doing Business’, documents 1,536 laws and 69,233 compliances that are applicable to Indian businesses, with about 55 per cent (843) of such laws and 38 per cent (26,134) of compliances carrying criminal clauses.

To create more jobs, state nod to change definition of large factories

June 23, 2020 12:35 pm

The change was necessary to encourage the establishment of large manufacturing units, which industrialists were at present shying from doing on account of the conditions laid down years ago.

LabourMin plans health & occupational safety regulator for factories

September 18, 2015 2:45 am

Soon after taking office, the NDA government had begun reviewing the Independence-era Factories Act, 1948 and had introduced the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014 in Parliament in August last year.

Government plans strong reforms pitch at labour conference

July 08, 2015 1:25 am

However, 11 Central trade unions that have already opposed the proposed amendments have also announced a national strike on September 2.

Labour laws take centre stage

July 07, 2015 3:00 am

Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office too is understood to have written to state governments encouraging them to take forward labour law reforms.

Reforms in states: Maharashtra

June 23, 2015 3:06 am

The state has opened the doors for women labourers to work night shifts, and scrapped the mandatory clearance required for manufacturing units to make labourers work night shifts.

Factory law to consider new workplace realities

May 11, 2015 2:28 am

This was one of the key issues on which the Standing Committee on labour had sought a review of the Bill.

Factories Amendment Bill unlikely to be taken up in Winter Session

November 18, 2014 1:34 am

The Bill, which seeks to redefine the definition of a factory, was seen as one of the first concrete reform measures taken by the government.

Before investor summit, MP cabinet clears changes to 20 labour laws

September 23, 2014 1:22 am

Non-compliance with labour laws would entail fine instead of jail term, the cabinet proposed.

In the works

August 24, 2014 12:06 am

The proposed amendment will double the minimum number of workers in a factory to 20 for units with power and 40 for non-power units.