Approval of factory plans – Punjab

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

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  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Initial Setup only

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    No building shall be constructed or used as factory unless plans in respect of such building are approved by the Chief Inspector.

  • Penalty

    Not available

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    Submission of plans
    (1) The State Government or the Chief Inspector may require for the purposes of the Act,
    submission of plans of any factory which was either in existence on the date of the
    commencement of the Act or which had been constructed or extended since then. Such plans
    shall be drawn to scale showing: --
    (a) the site of the factory and immediate surrounding including adjacent buildings and other
    structures, Roads, drains, etc.
    (b) the plan, elevation and necessary cross-sections of the factory buildings indicating all
    relevant details relating to natural lighting, ventilation and means of escape in case of fire, and
    the position of the plant and machinery, aisles and passage-ways; and
    (c) such other particulars as the State Government or the Chief Inspector, as the case may be,
    may require.
    Rule 3A: [Framed U/S 6 of the Act] Approval of Plans
    (1) No building shall be constructed or used as factory unless plans in respect of such building
    are approved by the Chief Inspector.
    (2) No addition/alteration or extension in the existing factory building shall be made unless plans
    in respect of such additions, alterations or extensions are approved by the Chief Inspector.
    (3) Application for approval of the plans shall be made in Form no. 1 along with the following
    plans and documents in triplicate to the Inspector of the area: -
    (a) A certificate of approval from the local authority within the jurisdictional limits of which the site
    of the factory is situated or from the Improvement Trust, if the site of the factory falls under the
    jurisdiction of any Improvements Trust, or a certificate of approval from the Director, Town and
    Country Planning, Punjab or Executive Engineer P.W.D. (Buildings and Roads). Punjab, in case
    the site of the factory is any scheduled road, or 100 meter of any bye pass, as required under
    the Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Act,
    1963;
    (b) Form No. 1-A and replies to questionnaire annexed thereto;
    (c) Flow chart of the manufacturing process giving a brief description of the process in its various
    stages;
    (d) Site plan drawn to a minimum scale of 1 cm. = 12 m. showing the exact location of the
    factory with respect to surrounding buildings, roads, drains, etc:
    (e) Plans elevations, cross-sections drawn to a minimum scale of 1 cm. = 1.2 m. showing means
    of lighting, ventilation, fire escapes, position of plant and machinery, direction of opening of
    doors, drinking water points, roof materials, details of urinals latrines washing places, facilities
    for storing and drying of workers clothing, rest-room and lunch-room canteen and ambulance
    room; and
    (f) Such other particulars as the Inspector may require in relation to the approval.
    (4) If the Inspector is satisfied that the plans and documents are in accordance with the
    requirements of the Act and the rules, he shall forward the plans and documents to the Chief
    Inspector for approval. The Chief Inspector after being similarly satisfied shall approve the plans
    and send one copy of each such plan and document to the applicant for his record;
    Provided that where the plans and documents fall short of the requirements of the Act and these
    rules, the Inspector or the Chief Inspector as the case may be, may return them to the applicant
    for modifications and corrections as suggested therein:
    Provided further that the plans shall not be deemed to have been submitted till such time as they
    are resubmitted duly modified and amended.
    Explanation. -- The plans referred to in sub-rules (1), (2) and (3) shall be certified by a person
    possessing qualifications prescribed for the grant of certificate of stability and shall be signed by
    the applicant.