Authority of Inspectors to Penalize on Minor Issues, i.e. Placing of Spittoons etc. has been Abolished
Reform ID S147
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 requirements to place spittoons has been abolished.

Sector Manufacturing Sector
Beneficiaries All Businesses
Jurisdiction/ Location Sindh
Department Labour Department Sindh
Date of Implementation 7-3-2023
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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