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Released Date: 21st May, 2020


Self Certification Scheme For Factories In Goa

Government of Goa vide notification no CIF/094/S-II/IFB/2020/242 has introduced scheme known as ‘Self Certification Scheme’ to simplify compliance for the Factories covered section 2(m) (i) or section 2(m) (ii) or covered under section 85 of the Factories Act, 1948 except for the factories categorized as “major accident hazards (MAH) installations” as defined under clause (ja) of rule 2 of the Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989. The scheme shall be valid for five calendar years including the calendar year when the scheme was used. The scheme may be renewed for further five-calendar year after completion of the tenure of the scheme. Therefore, Occupier may get enrolled for this scheme at any time in a calendar year by submitting an application in Form – I. After being enrolled to the scheme, the occupier/manager of the factory shall file the Returns online through Goa Online e-District portal: https://goaonline.gov.in/Appln/Uil/DeptServices?__DocId=FAB&__ServiceId=FAB04. Once after enrolling under this scheme employer is exempted from maintenance of registers as list below in hard copy format and shall be maintained in soft copy format as mentioned i.e (i) Record of lime washing, painting, etc. in Form No. 08; (ii) Humidity Register in Form No. 9; (iii) Register of Compensatory Holidays in Form No. 17; (iv) Overtime muster roll for exempted workers in Form No. 18; (v) Register of adult workers in Form No. 20; (vi) Register of child workers in Form No. 22; (vii) Register of leaving with Wages in Form No. 23; (viii) Leave Book in Form No. 24; (ix) Nomination for Payment of Wages due for a period of leave with wages in the event of the death of a worker in Form No. 25; (x) Muster Roll in Form No. 36; (xi) Register of accidents and dangerous occurrences in Form No. 37; and (xii) Inspection Book in Form No. 38. The Occupier/manager shall submit compliance to the inspection report within one month from the date of receipt Inspection Report. Once inspected, the same factory will not be inspected again during the remaining period of the validity of the scheme unless there is the occurrence of a fatal accident or accident causing serious bodily injury or dangerous occurrence takes place or any specific complaint/grievance is received regarding violation of the law during the said period. Please refer to the notification for more details

Effective Date: 21st May, 2020

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