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Policy/ Acts/ Rules Download
Boiler Attendants Rules 2011
Boiler Operation Engineers Amendment 2016
Boiler Operation Engineer Rules 2011
Boiler Attendant Amendment Rules 2012
Central Boilers Board Central Rules, 2012
Factories Act,1948
Karnataka Factories Rules 1969
Karnataka Economizer Rules 1950
Karnataka Factories Rules, 1969
Manufacture Storage And Import Of Hazardous Chemical Rules 1989
The Chemical Accidents Emergency Planning Preparedness Rules 1996

Risk Based Classification - Factories

S.No

Classification of the Factories

Frequency of Inspections

1

Major Accident Hazards (MAH) installation as defined under Chemical Accident Rules, 1996

Twice in a year

2

Hazardous process Industries defined under Section 2(cb) of Factories Act, 1948

Once in a year

3

Factories involving dangerous processes & operation and using Dangerous machineries specified under Rule 129 and Rule 57 of the Karnataka Factories Rules, 1969

4

Factories employing more than 100 women workers

5

Factories employing more than 500 workers

6

Non-hazardous factories employing 101 to 500 workers

Once in two years

7

Non-hazardous factories employing below 100

Once in three years

8

Non-hazardous factories employing below 100 and with self-certification

10% of the factories under the Scheme

9

Non-hazardous factories employing below 100 and with third party certification

5% of the factories under the Scheme

Circulars / GOs Download
Joint Inspection Notification
Reforms circular for Factories & Boilers Inspection
Circular mandating same Inspector shall not inspect the same establishment twice consecultively
Computrised selection of Factories for inspection and uploading inspection reports within 48 hours

"Worker" means a person [employed, directly or by or through any agency (including a contractor) with or without the knowledge of the principal employer, whether for remuneration or not] in any manufacturing process or in cleaning any part of the machinery or premises used for a manufacturing process, or in any other kind of work incidental to, or connected with, the manufacturing process, or the subject of the manufacturing process 3[but does not include any member of the armed force of the Union];

Factory means any premises where in 20 or more workers are working to carry out a manufacturing process with the aid of powers OR whereon 40 or more workers are working to carry out a manufacturing process without the aid of power. Also Government has made this act applicable to power looms, saw mills, certain industries which use hazardous chemicals, and certain processes carried out using flammable solvents by publishing a notification, even if the number of workers are less than 20. Occupier is not allowed to use any premises as a 'factory' unless he has obtained a valid factory Act license.

  • Whereon ten or more workers are working, or were working with aid of power.
  • Whereon twenty or more workers are working without the aid of power.
  • Factory employing less than 10 workers for the following manufacturing process
  • All places wherein the asbestos manufacturing processes, involving handling of asbestos and articles of asbestos or otherwise in which asbestos is used in any form is carried on with or without the aid of power.
  • Manufacturing process carried on using a circular Saw or a Band Saw or a horizontal trolley Saw or all of them.
  • Glass Manufacture.
  • Grinding or glazing of materials.
  • Cleaning or smoothing, roughening etc. of articles by a jet of sand metal shot or grit or other abrasive propelled by a blast of compressed air or steam,
  • Manufacture of pottery.
  • Manipulation of stone, granite or any other material containing free silica.
  • Manufacture of refractory bricks.
  • There is no provision for cancellation of licence under the Factories Act,
  • There is provisions of refusal of renewal of licence and revocation of licence.

Boiler is a closed vessel in which steam is generated for use external to itself but does not include a pressure vessel, if,

  1. Capacity less than 25 litres, or
  2. Design & working pressure less than 1 Kg/cm2, or
  3. Water is heated below 100°C

(If any of the above condition is fulfilled then the vessel is not a boiler)

Yes. As per section 7 of Boilers Act – 1923 it is mandatory to get the boiler registered.

Certificate of boiler is issued for a period of one year from the date of inspection after carrying out inspection/tests prescribed as per technical standards laid down in Indian Boiler Regulations – 1950 (IBR – 1950).

Section 6(c) of Boilers Act – 1923 prohibits use of a boiler after expiry of validity of its certificate. Hence, it is mandatory to get the boiler inspected after expiry of validity period. If plant is forced shutdown due to other reasons, inspection of boiler can be arranged during the period of shutdown; i.e. before the validity of the certificate so that boiler may not be stopped again for annual inspection.

As per provision of section 8(4) of the Boilers Act – 1923 Boiler Inspectorate has to carry out inspection within 15 days from the date of receipt of application. If Boiler Inspectorate does not carry out inspection then owner of boiler is entitled to use the boiler as per section 10(1) of the Act.

Unserviceable boiler has to be cut into pieces & scrapped so that same can not be illegally used. Such scrapped boiler should be offered for physical inspection so that its registration may be cancelled.

Policy/ Acts/ Rules Download
Karnataka Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules
Karnataka Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Rules

Risk based Classification for Inspections - for Karnataka State Pollution Control Board

S.No

Category of Industry

Category

Frequency of visit and sampling

1

Small Scale

Red

At least once in a year

2

Small Scale

Orange

At least once in 3 years

3

Large, Medium Small-scale industries

Green

The green category of industries with history of satisfactory compliance is exempted from environmental compliance inspection

4

Large Medium Scale

Red

At least once in 3 months

5

Large Medium Scale

Orange

At least once in a year

Circulars / GOs Download
Memorandum for Inpsection Policy & Procedures
Third party Certification
Siting Guidlines

The Inspection will be scheduled as per the Central Inspection System, by randomly allocating the Inspecting Officer. The details of the Inspection, like time/ date and the Inspector will be communicated to the entity through the registered email is and contact number.

During the day of Inspection, the Inspector will Mobilize personnel for stack and/or AAQ Monitoring and effluent sample collection. Will Check the fitness of stack monitoring kits, high volume samples, etc. The Inspecting officer will carry sufficient thimbles/filter papers/chemical solutions etc. after conditioning in lab. Ensure that the chemical solutions are freshly prepared.

The Inspecting officer shall meet the representative of the unit present at the time of inspection and will brief about the purpose of the inspection. Inspection / sampling as the case may be, will be carried out in presence of the representative of the unit. After the Inspection , the Inspector will take the acknowledgement from the representative of the entity.

After completion of the inspection, conduct a brief meeting with the senior level officials and management representative and apprise them of all major deficiencies/ lapses/ non-compliances observed during inspection and suggest remedial measures.

The Inspecting Officer will upload the inspection report Central Inspection System Portal within 48 hours. The report can be downloaded by the entity through their respective login.

Policy/ Acts/ Rules Download
Amendment to the Child Labour( Prohibition and Regulation) (Karnataka) Rules 1998
BOCW Karnataka Rules 2006
Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996
Maternity Benefits Act 1961
Payment of Wages Act 1936
Payment of Wages Act Amendment
THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT LABOUR (PROHIBITION AND REGULATION) ACT, 1986

Risk Based Classification - Factories

Criteria for Categorization of Establishments: The inspection mechanism for certain establishments need to be mandatory and certain other category of establishments it needs to be optional. The Specific criteria to be applied for classifying establishments in to two categories are listed out below;

Mandatory Inspections: - In the following cases, the Inspection shall be mandatory for all units at least once in a year,

  1. The establishment where fatal or serious accident has occurred.
  2. The establishment where strikes /lock out/retrenchment/lay off etc has taken place.
  3. The Establishments which are defaulters as per provisions of applicable Labour laws.
  4. The Establishments closed without settlement of legal dues to workers.
  5. The Establishments where anomalies/discrepancies are observed in the submitted self-certified returns/ periodical returns.
  6. The Establishments where complaints are received from the concerned workers, trade unions etc.
  7. Shops and commercial Establishment having less than 100 workers.

Optional inspection: The inspections in the case of other types of establishments shall be optional.

Risk based Assessment and Categorization of Establishments: For the purpose of carrying but meaningful and result oriented inspection, categorization of establishments based on risk factors is necessary. Hence the rational for categorization of establishments based on various risk factors is summarized below;

Risk categorization on the basis of Number of Workers: Risk in the perspective of the State Government for categorization of establishments into High Risk Establishments (HRE), Medium Risk Establishments (MRE) and Low Risk Establishments (LRE) as relates to Risk to the employees in terms of their rights and interests Such as Wages, Remuneration, Leave, Holiday, Working Hours, Worksite Facilities, Safety, Security, Health, Welfare, Social security, Bonus, Provident Fund, Insurance, Accident Compensation, Gratuity etc. The Categorization of establishments into four (04) Categories is briefly described below,

  1. High Risk Establishments (HRE): The experience of the State Government in the State of Karnataka indicates that the smaller the establishments the less is the compliance. Therefore small establishments employing up to 100 workers are categorized as High Risk Establishments (HRE).
  2. Medium Risk Establishments (MRE): The establishments having employees in the range of 100 to 300 have the tendency to comply with the Labour Laws to some extent and further compliance need to be secured by some moderate action towards enforcement. Such establishments are categorized as Medium Risk Establishments (MRE).
  3. Low Risk Establishments (LRE): The establishments having more than 300 workers generally comply with the Labour Laws to a reasonable extent due to their resourcefulness and further compliance are to be secured by persuasive measures. Hence these Establishments may be categorized as Low Risk Establishments (LRE).
  4. No(Zero) Risk Establishments (NRE): All establishments having no employees are only required to be registered under appropriate labour laws and no other provisions of Labour laws are applicable to such establishments and hence they are categorized as No Risk Establishments (NRE). The State Government has totally excluded these establishments from inspection system.

Risk Categorization on the basis of Number of Contract Workers Engaged:-

There are certain establishments employing large number of contract workers some times more than the number of regular workers. In such establishments, the terms and conditions of employment of regular workers and contract workers are totally different and contract workers are more prone to exploitation. The establishments employing contract workers are categorized as High Risk Establishments (HRE).

Risk Categorization on the basis of Nature of Activity of the Establishment:-

In certain activities workers are prone to exploitation besides risk of accidents and health hazards. On the basis of hazardousness of the activity the following establishments are categorized as High Risk Establishments (HRE).

Classification of Industries as High Risk Establishments (HRE):

S.No

Name of The Industry

1

Agarbatti Industries.

2

Aluminum Industries

3

Wood Industries

4

Beedi Making

5

Bricks Making and Brick Klins

6

Textile Mills.

7

Cement and Allied Industry

8

Chakki Flour Mills.

9

Chemical Pharmaceutical Industries.

10

Candle Manufacturing.

11

Engineering industry including automobile Industry.

12

Pan Masala and Gutkha manufacturing Industries.

13

Cotton Ginning Industry.

14

Metal Rolling, Re- Rolling Industry ( Ferrous and Non Ferrous)

15

Plywood Industries

16

Rubber Processing and Rubber Manufacturing

17

Wood Industries.

18

Sugar Industries

19

Tiles Manufacturing

20

Transport Industry

21

Petrol Pumps and LP gas Distribution Workers

22

Construction or Maintenance of (1) Roads or Building Operation (2) Stone Breaking and Stone Crushing.

23

Forestry Timbering Operation

24

Electricity Generating Project

25

Printing Press.

On the same basis the following establishments are categorized as Medium Risk Establishment (MRE);

S.No

Name of The Industry

1

Beverages Manufactories And Vending Establishment

2

Flour Mills

3

Food Processing

4

Gold and Silver Ornament and other Articles Of Artic Design Manufacturing

5

Ice-Cream and Ice-Candy Manufacturing and Vending Establishment

6

Ice Factory and Cold Storage

7

Paper Industries

8

Photo & Picture Frame Manufacturing

9

Poultry & Cattle Feed Manufacturing

10

Rice & Oil Mills

11

Soap Making Industries

12

Trunk & Bucket Manufacturing

13

Tanneries & Leather Manufacturing

14

Bakery

15

Breweries & Distillery

16

Black Smith

17

Biscuit Manufacturing

18

Film (Production, Distribution & Exhibition) Industry

19

Carpentry

20

Clubs

21

Canteen

22

Cleaner

23

Coaching Academics including Nursing and English Medium Schools and Technical Institutes

24

Earth Cutting, Earth Removing, Earth Filling and Earth Leaving Operation

25

Fruit Preservation/p>

26

Gold Smith

27

Hair Cutting Saloon and Spa

28

Grass Cutting & Wood Cutting

29

Premises Wherein Cows and Buffaloes or Both are kept for Milking Poultries and dairies.

30

Fooding & All other similar Processes

31

Printing and Dying Clothes

32

Private Hospitals and Nursing homes /Pathological Laboratories/Dispensaries

33

Readymade Garments

34

Shops, Commercial Establishment Covers by the Schedule Shop and Commercial Establishment, Eating House and Restaurants

35

Small Selling Cooked Food Stuff

36

Transportation

37

Marketing and Distribution of Petroleum Products

38

Tailoring Industries

39

Theatres

40

Tube-Well Sinking Workers, Helpers & Welders ( Minor Engineering)

41

Edible Oil Workers

42

Agriculture

43

Contractors Establishment. Of the Forest Department

44

Co-Operative Marketing Societies

45

Co-Operative Bank (Other than Co-Operative Central Bank & Apex) Co-Operative Consumers Societies / Banks

46

Fishing/Horticulture/Sericulture

47

Casual/ Muster Roll Workers in Food Control Dept

48

Handloom Weaving Establishment./Kahadis village

49

Horticulture Operation

50

Casual/ Muster Roll Workers in Irrigation Dept.

51

Khadi & Village Industry

52

Municipalities & Town Committees

53

Public Motor Transport Including Government Corporation

54

Casual/ Muster Roll Workers Employed in Public Health Department

55

Poultry & Dairy Farm

56

Steamerghat

57

Sericulture Operation

Note: The above two lists are subject to revision in a periodic manner for addition of more establishments as and when necessary by the State Government

Circulars / GOs Download
High Risk Final Notification
Self Certification Notification
Standard Labour Inspection Procedure Karnataka
Computrised selection of Factories for inspection and uploading inspection reports within 48 hours

The Government of Karnataka has classified industries to streamline and simplify the inspection system vide notification No: LD 396 LET 2015, Dated 05.10.2006. when in industries are classified as Low Risk, Medium Risk and High risk. And Timeline also fixed once in three years, twice in three years, two times in year alternatively.

Inspection process start with issue of notes of inspection followed by show cause notice and prosecution / claim. If proper complaints submitted within stipulated time further action will be dropped.

  • Random inspection- Establishment Name and place are not fixed.
  • Inspection based on compliant- Establishment Name and place are fixed.

The Establishments will be informed by the system well ahead of time about the date/ time of the Inspection and the details of the Inspecting officer.

A pre defined Checklist is for every Act / Rules. Can be downloaded from the Department tab in this site.

Labour inspector to Deputy labour commissioner level will perform inspection.

Analysis of acts applicable, Interaction, Gathering Information and recording statement of workmen and taking photocopies If required.

Name and address of the Establishment, Name and address of the employer, Nature of the business , number of employees, wages paid to employees and Registration under Deferent acts.

  • Major and minor.
  • Stored for five years.
  • Action ended with prosecution / claim or endorsement.

The Inspecting officer will be uploading the Inspection report to the CIS Portal and can be downloaded from the users / establishment login.

The Inspecting officer will be uploading the Inspection report to the CIS Portal and can be downloaded from the users / establishment login.

Policy/ Acts/ Rules Download
Karnataka Legal Metrology Rules - 2011
Karnataka Legal Metrology Rules - Amendment
Legal Metrology Act 2009
The Indian Institute of Legal Metrology Rules 2011
The Legal Metrology (Approval of Models) Rules 2011
The Legal Metrology (General) Rules 2011
The Legal Metrology (National Standards) Rules 2011
The Legal Metrology (numeration) Ammendment Rules 2011
The Legal Metrology (Numeration) Rules 2011
The Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules 2011

Frequency ; Risk Category of Inspection of Licences

Risk Category

S.No

Description of Weight or measure to be inspected and Verified

Risk Category

At Least Periodicity

1

Manufacturing Licences of Storage Tanks

Low

36 Months

2

Manufacturing Licences of all weights or measures other than Storage Tanks

High

12 Months

(b) Repairer

S.No

Description of Weight or measure to be inspected and Verified

Risk Category

At Least Periodicity

1

Repairing Licences (Calibration) of Storage Tanks

Low

36 Months

2

Repairing Licences of all weights, capacity measures, length measures, tape, beam scale and counter machine

Medium

24 Months

3

Repairing Licences of all weight or measures including tank lorry other than weights, capacity measures, length measures, tape, beam scale and counter machine and storage tanks.

High

12 Months

(c) Dealer

S.No

Description of Weight or measure to be inspected and Verified

Risk Category

At Least Periodicity

S.No

Description of Weight or measure to be inspected and Verified

Risk Category

At Least Periodicity

1

Dealing Licences for all weight or measure

High

12 Months

Circulars / GOs Download
Elimination of Renewels
GO Directing Inspector to upload Inspection Report With in 48 Hrs
Circular regarding Inspection to be conducted as per predefined Checklist
Risk Criteria Classification

The Central Inspection system will facilitate Inspections for Manufactures, Dealers, & Repairers and for Packers, Importers & Manufacture for Package Commodities. Based on the risk criteria classification and the type of the entity, Central Inspection System portal will prompt the requirement of the Inspection and will schedule the Inspection accordingly.

The Central Inspection System is a single window for interaction between consumers and department. The objective of having the system is to have no physical touch point with the investor.

To increase transparency in compliance inspection process and allow businesses to access inspection reports online.

The Central Inspection System will randomly allocate the Inspector based on the availability. But system will also ensures that the same Inspector will not visit the entity two consecutive times.

The Inspecting officer will be conducting the Inspection only based on the predefined Check list. The Check list of Inspection can be downloaded in the respective section

The Inspecting officer will be uploading the Inspecting report to CIS Portal with in 48 Hrs and the entity can access through their login.

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