|Authority of Inspectors to Penalize on Minor Issues, i.e. Requirements of Specific Grade of Whitewash etc. has been Abolished|
|Reform Description||Before: Pre-Partition Factories Act prescribed minute details like placement of spittoons and using specific grade chalk for for whitewash. Inspectors used to penalize businesses for small violations.
After: Businesses have been permitted to make hygiene related measures as per best practices. Now, the requirements of a specific grade of whitewash have 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 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 using a specific grade of whitewashing, as it is unnecessary.|
|Solution||Requirements of whitewashing is no longer mandatory and a factory cannot be penalized during inspections.|
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