Factories Act

Purpose & Object Factories Act, 1948 has been enacted to regulate the working conditions in factories and to ensure provision of the basic minimum requirements for safety, health and welfare of the workers as well as to regulate the working hours, leave, holidays, employment of children, women, etc.
Applicability
  • Factories Act, 1948 extends to whole of India.
  • It applies to factories as defined under the Act.
Coverage
  • Any premises including the precincts thereof where 10 or more workers are or were working on any day of the preceding 12 months and in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on with the aid of power or is ordinarily so carried on; or
  • Any premises including the precincts thereof where 20 or more workers are or were working on any day of the preceding 12 months and in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on without the aid of power or is ordinarily so carried on

Working Conditions in Factories
Categories of Workers
Adult Workers
Adolescent
Children
Working Conditions Men Women Male Female  
Hours of Work Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 9 hours in a day and 48 hours in any week

Not more than 4½ hours in a day

Working Hours Any time Between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M

State Governments may modify the limit by notification; but in no case, any women may be employed between 10 P.M. and 5 A.M.

Having Certificate of Fitness to work in a factory and having attained the age of 17 years: Any time Having Certificate of Fitness to work in a factory but not having attained the age of 17 years: between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M.

Between 6 A.M. and 7 P.M.

State Governments may modify the limit by notification; but in no case, any female adolescent may be employed between 10 P.M. and 5 A.M.

For male child:
Between 6 A.M. and 10 P.M.

For female child:
Between 8 A.M. and 7 P.M.

No child is permitted to work during night

Overtime In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

In case of more than 9 hours of work in any day or 48 hours in any week, the worker shall be entitled to overtime wages at the rate of twice his ordinary rate of wages

  N.A.
Interval At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work

At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work

At least ½  hour break after every 5 hours of continuous work

N.A.

Services We Offer

We are Industrial Consultants and at PCS, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948:

  • Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to the Act;
  • Obtaining Registration of factories under the Act;
  • Correspondence / Liaisoning with concerned authorities under the Act;
  • Assistance in complying the duties of occupier / manufacturer as prescribed under the Act;
  • Assistance in complying various provisions of the Act related to safety, health & welfare of the workers;
  • Ensuring / Assistance in complying various provisions of the Act related to disclosures, notices, displays etc.;
  • Preparation & Maintenance of various Registers & Records as provide under the like Register of Adult Workers, Register of Child Workers Register of Compensatory Holiday, Humidity Register, Register of Wages, Register of Leave with wages, etc.;
  • Preparation & Submissions of various forms, returns & reports from time to time as prescribed under the Act;
  • Replying / satisfying Show Cause Notices;
  • Representing occupier / manufacturer before Inspector;
  • Assistance at the time of inspection and search of any factory by Inspector;
  • Representing occupier / manufacturer at the enquiries conducted by the inspector;

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