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Released Date: 28th Jan, 2020


Amendment To Rule 61-N Of Telangana Factories Rules, 1950

The Government of Telangana vide notification No. G.O.Ms.No. 4 has amended rule 61-N of the Telangana Factories Rules, 1950. As per the amendment, the arrangement of personal protective equipment such as safety helmets, protective footwear, safety goggles and spectacles, equipment for eye and face protection, gloves and protective clothing, ear protection, respiratory protection and other equipment to all workers has been mandated and the equipment shall also conform to the relevant national standards. Please refer to the notification for detailed information

Effective Date: 28th Jan, 2020
Released Date: 29th Oct, 2019


Karnataka Air (Prevention And Control Of Pollution) (Amendment) Rules, 2020

The Government of Karnataka vide notification no FEE 251 EPC 2016(ii) has amended Rule 20(i) wherein it states that an application under subsection (2) of section 21 shall be in Form I and shall be accompanied by a fee as specified in the tables below. Table I(a), I(b), and I(c) contains the revised consent fee for consent to establish or consent to expansion or consent to operate for Industries and other activities, operate integrated projects, commercial complex, office complex, education institutions, stone crusher, M-sand, and hot mix plant respectively. The Notification further provides a table containing the consent validity with respect to the category of industries. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 29th Sep, 2020
Released Date: 19th Sep, 2019


The Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Rules, 2019

Government of Maharashtra vide notification No.FAC-2019/C.R.157/Lab-4 has amended the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963 by introducing new provision in Rule 45. As per the amendment, the arrangement of sanitary napkins, disposable bins in women's toilet with lids and measures for disposal of waste as per approved procedure from Inspector has been mandated

Effective Date: 19th Sep, 2019
Released Date: 11th Feb, 2019


Mandatory NOC For Approval Of Factory Plan Under Factories Act 1948 In Haryana

Government of Haryana vide notification no 2/05/2019-2lab in view of mandate towards the Ease of doing business has ordered that the practice of obtaining prior No objection certificate from Haryana Fire & emergency services department and NOC from Haryana State pollution control board for approval of factory plans under the Factories Act 1948,is dispensed with immediate effect. For the approval of factory plan, occupier/stakeholder shall fulfill following conditions as, a) Occupier shall provide and maintain the adequate and suitable fire fighting equipment in-charge of trained responsible person and in this regard NOC (No Objection Certificate) shall be obtained from Haryana Fire & Emergency Service Department and b) Occupier shall arrange for the disposal of trade Waste and effluent and shall carry out environmental audit/record and in this regard, Occupier shall obtain consent to Establish/ Operate from from Haryana State Pollution Control Board. The officers of Labour Department and occupier/ stakeholders have been instructed to adhere the instructions with immediate effect for the approval of factory plan

Effective Date: 11th Feb, 2019
Released Date: 15th May, 2018


Haryana Third Party Certification/Audit Scheme

As per notification published in the Haryana Government Gazette dated 15th May 2018, the Haryana Government has released Third Party Certification / Audit Scheme to simplify the business regulations (Ease of Doing Business), to facilitate entrepreneurs for making the compliance of the provisions of various labour laws easy. The scheme is optional. Under The Factories Act, 1948 the factory audit will be conducted by Safety Auditors recognized as per approval by the Chief Inspector of Factories. The scheme is also applicable to other labour laws viz. The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, Equal Remuneration Act 1976, Motor Transport Workers’ Act, 1961, Punjab Industrial Establishments (National & Festival Holidays & Casual and Sick Leave) Act, 1965 and The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RECS) Act, 1979. Under labour laws mentioned the compliance audit will be conducted by Compliance Auditors recognized as per approval of the Labour Commissioner. The scheme can be referred for further details.

Effective Date: 15th May, 2018
Released Date: 5th May, 2017


The Water (Prevention And Control Of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 Repealed As Per The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017

As per The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2017 published in the official gazette dated 5th May 2017, Section 18 of the Act provides for repeal of laws and the extent of repeal in the Third Schedule of the Act. The Third Schedule of the Act clearly states that The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 has been wholly repealed. The water cess was earlier being collected by the SPCBs (State Pollution Control Boards) / PCC (Pollution Control Committee), as per the GST guidelines the cess will now be subsumed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Thus, collection of water cess from certain industries under The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Act, 1977 shall be withdrawn and instead will be covered under GST with effect from 1st July 2017

Effective Date: 5th May, 2017

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