Eliminate Requirement for whitewashing all surfaces in factories [Factories Act] 

Reform ID  B087 
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.  

Sector  All Sectors 
Beneficiaries  All Businesses 
Jurisdiction/ Location  Balochistan 
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Analysis  It was analyzed that the requirement of whitewash is outdated and is not aligned with the new construction using tiles and other such materials and international best practices to maintain hygiene, therefore, this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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