Procedure for Factory Visit by Labour Officers
With a view to bringing about greater transparency and accountability, an effective and result oriented inspection scheme has been started with the launch of Shram Suvidha Portal on 16.10.2014. As per the new scheme inspections in respect of Central Labour Laws enforced by Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Organisation shall be carried out in alignment with the ‘Shram Suvidha Portal’. Under the new inspection scheme, inspections have been structured as (i) emergency inspection, (ii) mandatory inspection, (iii) CAIU (Central Analysis and Intelligence Unit) inspection and (iv) optional inspection. Establishments covered under central sphere which are under the purview of Central Industrial Relation Machinery are being inspected by the inspectors of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Organisation.
The new system of inspection seeks to protect the justifys and interests of the workers through strict enforcement of labour laws by ensuring the following:
By bringing about greater transparency and accountability through use of Information Technology enabled systems and mandatory authorization.
By making inspections more effective and result oriented by targeting instances of default and non-compliance, instead of routine periodic inspections.
By minimizing personal interface to remove scope for misuse and arbitrariness thus leaving no scope for the interest of the labourer to be compromised.
This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.