The Industrial Employment (Standing Order)Act 1946
Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976
Delhi Shops and Establishments Act,1954
Employess Compensation Act, 1923
Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act, 1979
Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961
Payment Of Gratuity Act, 1972
Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions Of Service) Act, 1976
The Bombay Lift Act 1939
The Building And Other Construction Workers Act, 1996
The Building And Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996
The Chemical Accident (Emergency Planning Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996
The Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Act, 1986
The Contractor Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970
The Delhi Right to Information Act 2001
The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
The Factories Act-1948
The Indian Electricity Act, 1910
The Manufacture, Storage And Import Of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989
The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961
The Minimum Wages Act, 1948
The Payment Of Bonus Act, 1965
The Payment Of Wages Act, 1936
The Punjab Industrial Establishment Act, 1965
The Trade Unions Act, 1926
Working Journalist And Other Newspaper Employees Act, 1955
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The Factories Act-1948

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The Factories Act, 1948


The Factories Act, is a social legislation which has been enacted for occupational safety, health and welfare of workers at work places. This legislation is being enforced by technical officers i.e. Inspectors of Factories, Dy. Chief Inspectors of Factories who work under the control of the Chief Inspector of Factories and overall control of the Labour Commissioner, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
It applies to factories covered under the Factories Act, 1948. The industries in which ten (10) or more than ten workers are employed on any day of the preceeding twelve months and are engaged in manufacturing process being carried out with the aid of power or twenty or more than twenty workers are employed in manufacturing process being carried out without the aid of power, are covered under the provisions of this Act.
Approval of Factory Building Plans before construction/extension, under the Delhi Factories Rules, 1950 .
Grant of Licences under the Delhi Factories Rules, 1950, and to take action against factories running without obtaining Licence.
Renewal of Licences granted under the Delhi Factories Rules, 1950, by the Dy. Chief Inspectors of Factories .
Inspections of factories by District Inspectors of Factories, for investigation of complaints, serious/fatal accidents as well as suo moto inspections to check compliance of provisions of this Act relating to :-
  Health
  Safety
  Welfare facilities
  Working hours
  Employment of young persons
  Annual Leave with wages etc.
The enforcement of this legislation is being carried out on district basis by the district Inspectors of Factories. After inspection, Improvement Notices are issued to the defaulting managements and ultimately legal action is taken against the defaulting managements. The Inspectors of Factories file Challans against the defaulters, in the Courts of Metropolitan Magistrates. The work of Inspectors of Factories is supervised by the Dy. Chief Inspector of Factories on district basis.
This Act provides for a maximum punishment up to two years and or a fine up to Rs. one lakh or both.
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