Wondering, are there any rules concerning the safety of workers working in factories in Karnataka? Well, the answer is yes. Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969 are related to the safety, health, and welfare of workers in factories. Karnataka Form 21 half-yearly Return falls under this rule. Read on to know more about this form and Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969.
Table of Contents
- Understanding Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969
- The objective of the Factory Act
- Format of Form 21 Half-Yearly Return
- Who is required to file Form 21 half-yearly return?
- Is there any penalty for not filing Form 21?
- Form 21 Half-Yearly Return
- Registration And Licencing of Factory
- Renewal of Factory Licence
- Compliance Forms Under Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969
- How Deskera Can Assist You?
- Key Takeaways
Understanding Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969
The Factories Act is social legislation that is required for the safety, health, and welfare of workers at the workplace. The act applies to all the factories including State and Central government with the following conditions:
- 10 or more workers are employed with the use of power
- 20 or more workers are employed without the use of power
- Less than 10 workers, if an activity is notified by the State government
The objective of the Factory Act
The aim of the Factory Act is to consolidate and amend the law that regulates labour in factories. The Karnataka state has formulated its rules and contemplated under the Act, which is known as Factories Rules, 1969.
Format of Form 21 Half-Yearly Return
- License number
- Period for which half yearly return has to be filed
- Name of the factory
- Name of the occupier
- Name of the manager
- Postal Address
- Name of the industry
- Total Days worked
- Total Attendance
- Maximum number of workers employed during the half-year and the date of such employment
- The maximum amount of H.P. installed
The information is then followed by the manager’s signature.
Who is required to file Form 21 half-yearly return?
The managers of all the registered factories are required to submit half-yearly returns, twice a year in the prescribed format to the inspector. The half-yearly return has to be submitted in duplicate before the due date.
Is there any penalty for not filing Form 21?
Yes, any person who violates any provisions of the Act or the rules, has to submit a fine which may extend up to 1,00,000 rupees or imprisonment up to 2 years or both.
Form 21 Half-Yearly Return
FORM No. 21
HALF – YEARLY RETURN
Period ending 30th June 200 . . . . . Licence No. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Name of the Factory :
Name of Occupier :
Name of Manager :
- District :
- Postal Address :
- Nature of Industry :
- Total days worked :
- Total Attendance :
Adults : Men :
Adolescents : Male :
Children : Male :
- Maximum number of workers employed
During the half year and the date of
Such employment :
- Maximum amount of H.P. installed :
Signature of Manager
Registration And Licencing of Factory
You need to apply for registration and grant of licence 15 days prior to starting your manufacturing activity in the factory to the concerned area inspector with the following documents:
1. Registration application in Form No.2 should be duly filled with all particulars and signed by the occupier and the manager. (In Triplicate)
2. List of directors /partners with the memorandum of the article of association /partnership deed (in Duplicate)
3. Prescribed Fee paid according to Table A & B of the Fee Chart and treasury receipted challan for having paid the required registration fee.
4. Health and Safety policy of the proposed factory drawn and duly signed by the occupier in case of factories engaged in the dangerous processes as mentioned in the First Schedule of the Act.
Application submitted with the above-mentioned documents will be evaluated by visiting the factory and the licence will be granted after due verification within 30 days.
Once the application is provided for registration to the department and if no order is communicated to the applicant within three months, then the registration applied for in the said application will be granted.
Existing factories that cater to the applicability criteria mentioned above, will have to submit an application for plan approval and registration along with the above-mentioned documents at once.
Working in a factory without registration and without holding a valid licence can lead to penalties according to the Factories Act.
All correspondence with regards to registration of and grant of licence shall be made either to the concerned area Inspectors or to the Chief Inspector of Factories and Boilers whose addresses are available on the official government website.
In case you require any further clarifications or assistance related to these matters, you can contact the concerned officers at their respective offices after 3.00 P.M on all the working days.
Renewal of Factory Licence
The licence needs to be renewed every year and the documents to be submitted for renewal are as follows:
- Application in Form No.2 in triplicate;
- Original Licence;
- Treasury receipted challan or cheque or D.D (drawn in favour of " The Chief Inspector of Factories and Boilers, Bangalore".
- List of directors/partners with addresses in triplicate;
Applicants can also avail of the benefit of the renewal of the factory licence for 3 years at once. For this, they are required to pay three years licence fee along with the above-mentioned documents.
The documents pertaining to the renewal of the factory licence have to be submitted to the office of the jurisdictional Inspector on or before 31st October i.e., two months before the expiry of the licence issued.
In case any application is submitted after the mentioned due date, he will be liable to pay a surcharge of 25% of the licence fee. To avoid this, the application needs to be submitted in time.
Compliance Forms Under Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969
Form 2 – Application for registration and grant renewal of licence
Form 9 – Overtime Register
Form 11 – Register of Adult Workers
Form 14 – Register of Leave with Wages
Form 15 – Register of Leave with wages (Leave Book)
Form 16 – Health Register
Form 20 – Combined Annual Return
Form 21 – Half Yearly Return
Form 22 – Muster Roll cum Register of Wages
Form 23 – Register of Accident or Dangerous Occurrence
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- The Karnataka Factories Act is social legislation that is required for the safety, health, and welfare of workers in the workplace
- The managers of all the registered factories are required to submit half-yearly returns, twice a year in the prescribed format to the inspector
- The penalty is imposed on applicants who violate the Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969
- The format of Form 21 half yearly return has been shared in the article
- You need to apply for registration and grant of licence 15 days prior to starting your manufacturing activity in the factory to the concerned area inspector
- The licence needs to be renewed every year
- Compliance forms under Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969 have been shared in the article