Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Factories Act 1948 provide safety measures & welfare to the workers

The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry in association with Directorate of Factories, Government of Andhra Pradesh organized a Seminar on “Amendments to FACTORIES ACT, 1948 and compliance Requirements on 10th January 2012 at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Red Hills, Hyderabad. Mr. G. Bala Kishore, Director of Factories, Govt of A.P was the chief guest for the occasion.

Mr. V.S. Raju, President, FAPCCI, Mr. Devendra Surana, Senior Vice President, FAPCCI, Mr. Ch. Kishan, Joint Chief Inspector of Factories, Mr. A. Balaji Sridhar, Joint Chief Inspector of Factories, Mr. V. Kumar, Co Chairman HR & IR Committee, FAPCCI and Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, FAPCCI are the other speakers at the occasion.

Mr. G. Bala Kishore said that the Factories Act 1948 has been promulgated, primarily to provide safety measures and to promote the health and welfare of workers employed in factories. The Act is applicable to all Factories, including those belonging to the Central Government or any State Government, unless otherwise provided and is enforceable by the State Govts/ UTs through its Directorate/Inspectorate of Factories. Undoubtedly, the Factories Act imposes numerous restrictions upon the employers to secure to the workers adequate safeguards, for their health and physical wellbeing. But imposition of these restrictions cannot be regarded as unreasonable, in context of modern out-look on Industrial Relations.

Mr. V.S. Raju said in his welcome address is that the Ministry of Labor and Employment, Government of India proposes to amend the Factories Act, 1948. In view of the latest Amendments and compliance requirements, FAPCCI is organizing this interactive program with Department of Factories, Government of A.P to create awareness on the subject changes proposed by the central Government.

Mr. V. Kumar said that - the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FAPCCI) perused the Proposed Amendment of Factories Act and submitted the objections Section 2 c (b) – Hazarder Process, Section 2 c (c): Hazarder Substance, Section 2 N: Occupier, Section 92: Canteens, Annual Leave with Wages, and Section 104A of factories act for the Proposed Amendment in the interest of Industry and the Business.

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