|Authority of Inspectors to Penalize on Minor Issues, i.e. Placing of Spittoons etc. has been Abolished|
|Reform Description||Before: Pre-Partition Factories Act prescribed minute details like placement of spittoons. Inspectors used to penalize businesses for small violations.
After: Businesses have been permitted to make hygiene related measures as per best practices. Now, the requirement to place spittoons has been abolished.
|Jurisdiction/ Location||Gilgit Baltistan|
|Department||Secretariat of Industries, Labour and Commerce Gilgit – Baltistan|
|Date of Implementation||13-02-2023|
|Details||Difficulty||With factories now moving towards modernized work environment, some requirements under the relevant Factories Act are redundant or no longer necessary. One such requirement is that of keeping spittoons or specification of whitewashing grades etc. This is a nuisance as it contradicts the modern practices they have introduced in the factory.|
|Analysis||The law needs to be made more flexible. Inspectors should not call out factory management for not placing spittoons, as it is unnecessary.|
|Solution||Placement of spittoons are no longer mandatory, to be placed at the discretion of the factory management and cannot be penalized during inspections.|
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