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To bring all required Industrial Inspections under one umbrella. The system will better transparency and will improve the Ease of Doing Business for the Investors / Entrepreneurs

Before implementation of this framework, industrial establishments were subjected to multiple visits from different bodies often checking on the same things, and on some occasions, contradicting each other. By adopting Central Inspection framework, ambiguity such as duplication & overlapping mandates between inspection authorities, general lack of cooperation & coordination are eradicated.

No hard copy of the inspection report will be sent to the registered industry. The registered industry can download its inspection report from the portal. The inspector is mandated to submit the report with in 48 hours of the inspection.

The Inspections are conducted based on the Risk Criteria of the Industry

The Inspection will be carried out based on the predefined Check List, which can be downloaded from the site for that particular section

The Central Inspection System will randomly allocate the Inspecting officer from the pool of inspectors of the specific zone. The system is designed in such a way that the that same inspector cannot perform two consecutive inspections of the same business unit.


"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.


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.


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.


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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  • Phone Number : 080 – 22373500 / 080 – 22383500 / 080 – 22253500
  • Address : No:1, Ali Asker Road, Near Raj Bhavan, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

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