Labour Commissioner Organisation
Director of Factory
G.T. Road, Kanpur
Factory Directorate Section
view to provide safe and healthy work environment, regulation of working
hours, welfare measures, timely payment of wages etc. and the maternity
benefit to the women workers, the various provisions of the following
Acts and the rules made there under, are ensured through inspection of a
factory. The inspections of factories are carried out by regional
Assistant Director of Factories, who are notified as “Inspector”
under the Factories Act, 1948.
Factories Act, 1948 and rules made there under;
Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and rules made there under;
Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and rules made there under.
posts of Assistant
Director of Factories, 08 posts of Deputy Director of Factories
and 01 post of Director of Factories are sanctioned for the
enforcement of above Acts and rules. The Director of Factories is Head
of Office for his organization and functions under the administrative
control of the Labour Commissioner.
offices of Dy. Director of Factories at Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad,
Bareilly, Meerut, Ghaziabad and Noida (Gautam Budh Nagar)
along with 18 regional offices of Asstt. Director of Factories at
Kanpur, Lucknow, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly,
Firozabad, Aligarh, Agra, Meerut, Bulandshahar, Bijnore, Mujaffarnagar,
Saharanpur, Moradabad, Ghaziabad and Noida (Gautam Budh Nagar)
are established throughout the state to ensure the effective
implementation of the above Acts and rules.
registration/renewal of all such industrial units, covered by the
definition of the Factories Act, 1948, is being done by regional Asstt.
Director of Factories, Dy. Director of Factories and Director of
Factories. The Asstt. Director of Factories and Dy. Director of
Factories ensure the safe and healthy work environment to the workers
and due welfare facilities under the law, and also advise to the
management of factories, so that safe working conditions are ensured and
industrial accidents are prevented in the factories.
The powers for plan approval, registration and license renewal of the
factories, under the Factories Act, 1948 are designated as under :-
Factories employing less than 300 workers
Regional Asstt. Director of Factories
Factories employing 300 or more workers and factories of
Divisional Dy. Director of Factories
Accident Hazard Factories
Director of Factories.
The renewal of
licence, except hazardous factories, of all other factories is being
done for five years at a time, if applied by the owner of the factory.
The licence fee for the issue of licence and renewal thereof, is charged
on the basis of installed horse power and employment. The Government of
U.P. vide Notification No-233/36-3-2000-166 (SA)-98 dated 29-02-2000
(copy attached) have revised the rates of licence fee presently
applicable. In the factory directorate inspection of the factories are
being carried out by the divisional Dy. Director of Factories and
regional Asstt. Director of Factories. Prosecutions are launched
against the occupier/manager of factories, who are found negligent in
the compliance of the provisions of the factories Act, 1948 and rules
made thereunder in the competent court of law.
All fatal and
serious non-fatal accidents are investigated, to avoid recurrence of
such accidents, by Asstt. Director of Factories.
State Government under the Factories Act, 1948 and Ministry of
Environment & Forest, Govt. of India under the Environment protection
Act, 1986 have notified following specific rules in view of the use,
handling and storage of hazardous substances in the factories and to
ensure the safety of workers and public residing nearby. The officers of
Factory Directorate also ensures compliance of specific safety
provisions stipulated in these rules :
1- The U.P.
Factories (Control of Industrial Major Accidents Hazards) Rules, 1996
and chapter IV-A (under the Factories Act,1948.)
Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules, 1989
(amended 2000) (under the Environment Protection Act, 1986)
Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response)
Rules, 1996. (under the Environment Protection Act, 1986)
In the State of
Uttar Pradesh there are 2,456 factories of hazardous nature,
wherein hazardous substances are being handled, used and stored and
there is a possibility of impairment to the health of workers employed
therein as well as pollution of the general environment. The regional
officers of Factory Directorate keeps vigilant eye on such units through
inspections once in a year, so that necessary and adequate safety
arrangements are ensured in view of industrial activities and use of
Out of these
2,456 hazardous factories, there are 118 factories, which are
major accident hazard prone and wherein the use or storage of hazardous
substance is equal to or more than the quantity specified in above cited
rules. All the Major Accident Hazardous Factories are advised to, as per
the provisions of MSIHC Rules, 1989 (amended 2000), to conduct the
rehearsal of their On Site Emergency Plan twice in a year, in the month
of June to December Presently these 118 major accident hazard
factories are situated in 38 districts. Districts Crisis Groups
in all the 38 districts have been constituted under the chairmanship of
District Magistrate of respective districts.