Eliminate Requirement for whitewashing all surfaces in factories [Factories Act]
|Ticker||Requirement for White Washing of all surfaces in Factories Abolished in Balochistan|
|Reform Description||Before: Factories Act prescribed minute details like grading of whitewash and ensuring all surfaces are white washed. Inspectors used to penalize businesses for even minor violations like whitewashing of factory premises.
After: Now the businesses have been permitted not to compulsorily white wash the surface if it is made of the material which cannot be painted, varnished or whitewashed including marble tiles or similar material.
|Department||Directorate General Labor Welfare, Balochistan|
|Date of Implementation||06-07-2021|
|Timeline||Last 06 Months|
|Details||Difficulty||Some requirements under the relevant Factories Act are redundant or no longer necessary. One such requirement is getting all surfaces whitewashed with a specific grade of whitewash.|
|Analysis||It was analyzed that the requirement of whitewash is outdated and is not aligned with the new construction using tiles and other such materials and international best practices to maintain hygiene, therefore, this requirement should be abolished.|
|Solution||Accordingly, the Directorate General Labor Welfare, Balochistan issued an order stopping the inspectors of factories from conducting such low-risk inspections and file prosecution under section 15 (iii) of Balochistan Factories Act, 2021.|
|Evidence||Order by Directorate General Labour Welfare, Balochistan|
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