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  • Punjab govt to amend law & rules to change definition of large manufacturing units

    Published on June 22, 2020

    Punjab Government has decided to amend the law and the rules to change the definition of large manufacturing units. The government also ushered in a host of other reforms to enable such industries to operate with ease and boost  employment generation.

    The state cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at Chandigarh today, approved the necessary amendments in Section 45 (4) of the Factories Act, 1948 and in Rules 2(A), 3 (A) and 70 (5) of Punjab Factory Rules 1952, to raise the threshold limit for defining a large factory from ‘more than five hundred workers’  to ‘more than one thousand workers.

    It also changed other conditions which are not relevant in present times like the need of having an Ambulance room in the factory.

    Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said, the change was necessary to encourage the establishment of large manufacturing units. He said, the rights and liberties of workers will remain fully protected even after these amendments, aimed at facilitating quicker revival of the industry.