Timelines Prescribed for Registration of a Factory

Reform Description Timeline introduced for Registration of Factories 

Before: For new businesses, the registration process was frustrating as there was no time frame for the registration of the factories.

After: The factory registration process has been made timebound and the registration process has become efficient.

Sector  Manufacturing Sector
Beneficiaries All Businesses
Jurisdiction/Location Punjab, and KP
Department  Directorate of Labour Welfare, Punjab; and Directorate of Labour, KP
Date of Implementation  27-05-2021
Details Difficulty ●      To register a factory, the process involved sending in all relevant documents and waiting for an uncertain/varying number of days before approval was eventually granted, as there was no prescribed timeframe for the registration of the factories in the Factories Act, 1934.

●      This anomaly meant that despite submitting complete and verified documents, the process of approval would take more time than necessary, causing unwarranted delays in registration of factories with the concerned labour authorities.

Analysis ●      After consultations with relevant parties, it was decided to ascribe an exact number of days within which the factory registration process should be completed.
Solution  ●      To ensure timely registration of factories, a 10 day timeline has been prescribed

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