Factories Department

FACTORIES

The functions of Factories Department include implementation of the following enactment (as amended from time to time) for ensuring safety, health and welfare of industrial workers.  Discharging duties assigned to Director of Factories and Inspector of Factories, under different legislation like Factories Act, Manufacture, storage and Import of Hazardous chemicals Rules, Chemical Accidents Rules, Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Maternity Benefit Act is also another function.  Different functions are details below:

The Factories Act, 1948

The Factories Department has the regulatory functions to regulate the working conditions of workers employed in factories and it has to enforce the statutory provisions enlisted under the above said enactments in respect of registered factories.  Further the Department has to implement the welfare provisions for the benefit of the industrial workers employed in factories.

Rules under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986

The Director of Factories is declared as the Authority in respect of Factories, under Manufacture, storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996.

The Payment of Wages Act 1936

Inspector of Factories is notified as Inspector in respect of Factories registered under Factories Act.

The maternity Benefit Act 1961

Inspector of Factories and Inspectress of Factories are notified as Inspectors in respect of factories registered under Factories Act.

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

The O/o Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories, Eluru belong to Factories Department which comes under the Labour Ministry of Government of Andhra Pradesh (Labour, Employment Training & Factories), Factories Department looks after the Health, Safety & Welfare of the workers working in the Factories which come under the purview of the Factories Act, 1948.
DEPARTMENT

OBJECTIVES

·         To Provide safety measures and

·         To Promote health and welfare of workers employed in factories

·         Its primary object is to protect workers industrial and occupational hazards

·         For that purpose, it seeks to impose upon the owners or the occupier certain obligations

·         To protect workers and to secure for them,

·         Employment in conditions conductive to their health and safety from accidents.

·         It lays down the basic minimum requirements for ensuring the safety, health and welfare of factory workers.

·         Realization of annual licence fees.

DUTIES OF DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR OF FACTORIES

 

·           Registration of new  Hazardous factories

·           Issue of licence of the  Hazardous factories

·           Investigation of  fatal/serious accidents,  Complaints

·           Plans approval

·           Safety promotional activities

·           Inspection of factories assigned under online Central Inspection System

DUTIES OF INSPECTORS OF FACTORIES 1)      Registration of new non-hazardous factories

2)      Issue of licence of the non-hazardous factories

3)      Realization of licence fee

4)      Inspection of licence fee defaulter and identified non-hazardous factories

5)      Conduct inquiry into fatal/serious accidents and complaints

6)      Attending the courts as complainant and conducting the prosecutions.

APPLICATION  OF THE FACTORIES ACT, 1948 ·         It extends to the whole of India

·         Applicable to all factories including government factories using power and

·         Employing 20 or more workers and 40 without using power on any day of the preceding 12 months

LEGISLATION BEING IMPLEMENTED ON The Factories Act, 1948 and Andhra Pradesh Factories Rules, 1950.

The payment of Wages Act, 1936 and Andhra Pradesh Payment of Wages Rules (in respect of Factories)

The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and Rules ( in respect of Factories)

Manufacture, storage and import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules -1989 (in respect of factories)

Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules, 1996

SPECIAL SAFETY DRIVES Safety Surveys in the accident prone factories are being conducted and necessary advice and guidance being given to the managements to prevent occurrence of accidents.
INTERACTIVE MEETING ·         Organizing interactive meetings at Various industrial estates/ pockets in the state

·         To ensure Interaction between Department, Management, Workers, Trade Unions Public.

·         To create awareness in the fields of Industrial, Safety, Health and Environment.

·         Welfare measures for the industrial workers.

·         For ensuring safety of workers.

 AMELIORATIVE MEASURES The Department by using its good offices in requesting the management to extend liberal ameliorative measures like payment of exgratia, provision of employment to the dependents, education to children etc. to the dependents of the deceased workers in case of fatal accidents and in case of serious accidents payment of exgratia, incurring medical expenses, provision of artificial limbs wherever required etc. to the injured workers.
SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAMMES ·         With the objective of promoting safety consciousness among management and workers and to achieve better compliance of statutory provisions, the Factories Department in addition to making inspections and launching prosecutions against erring management is also conducting Safety Training Programmes.

·         The Department is organizing safety training programme to supervisory personnel and workers to inculcate safety awareness in them as a part of accident prevention campaign.  The factories department also mobilize the management of major accidental hazardous factories in conducting Mock Drills through which accidental hazardous factories in conducting Mock Drills through which awareness is created and thereby establishing co-ordination between management and workers for facing real dangerous incidents / disasters.

 

SCHEMES

Factories Department is enforcing Factories Act, 1948 and A.P. Factories Rules, 1950, which are looking after safety, health and Welfare of the workers working in factories covered under Factories Act.  Hence, no welfare schemes are being implemented for the public by this department.  Hence the information may be treated as nil.

TARGETS AND ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2018-2019

S. No. Key performance indicators Targets set for the year Achievements
      1. Approval of plans of new factories (Target fixed based on the number of plans approved in the previous year)  33

(Through Single Desk Portal)

 

51

      2. Registration of new factories (Target fixed based on the number of factories registered in the previous year)  53

(Through Single Desk Portal)

18
      3. Mock drills of on-site emergency plans in M.A.H.-A & B factories 24 15
      4. Interactive meetings (At least two in a month) 24 14
      5. Safety training programmes in the region (At least one in a quarter in each circle in the region) 8 7
      6. Inspection of identified factories Variable 71
      7. Medical Examinations of workers in hazardous factories 36 13

 

TARGETS AND ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2019-2020

S. No. Key performance indicators Targets set for the year Achievements

(As on 30-06-2019)

      1. Approval of plans of new factories (Target fixed based on the number of plans approved in the previous year)  33

(Through Single Desk Portal)

 

30

      2. Registration of new factories (Target fixed based on the number of factories registered in the previous year)  53

(Through Single Desk Portal)

0
      3. Mock drills of on-site emergency plans in M.A.H.-A & B factories 24 4
      4. Interactive meetings (At least two in a month) 24 3
      5. Safety training programmes in the region (At least one in a quarter in each circle in the region) 8 2
      6. Inspection of identified factories Variable 19
      7. Medical Examinations of workers in hazardous factories 36 3

 CONTACTS

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Name of the Employee Designation Phone Number Mail ID
    1. Sri R.Trinadha Rao Deputy Chief Inspector of Factories, Eluru 9849844219 dcifelr-ap@gov.in

tappal-fac-wgdcif@ap.gov.in

    2. Sri A.Srinivas Inspector of Factories, Eluru 7661916990 ifelr-ap@gov.in

tappal-fac-elr@ap.gov.in

    3. Smt.M.Raja Rajeswari Assistant Inspector of Factories, Eluru. 9290930739
    4. Sri B.Rama Krishna Inspector of Factories, Bhimavaram 8885997520 Ifbhvm-ap@gov.in

tappal-fac-bvrm@ap.gov.in

    5. Sri K.Gopala Krishna Assistant Inspector of Factories, Bhimavaram. 9440398828