The Government of Haryana has formulated the “Third Party Certification/Audit Scheme (Amendment), 2018 for the factories, shops & commercial establishments (including Startups) in the State of Haryana to liberalize the enforcement of labour laws in pursuance of implementation of the Business Reform Action Plan 2016 - Ease of Doing Business as formulated by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and industry, Government of India.
· Under Factories Act, 1948 & rules framed thereunder, Third Party Certification /Audit Scheme aims to simplify the business regulations to facilitate the entrepreneurs for making the compliance of the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 and Rules framed there-under and to curtail the unnecessary visits of inspecting officers. This scheme shall be optional and applicable to the following factories-
(i) where manufacturing processes involve use, storage, handling or processing of toxic or highly inflammable or explosive substances or hazardous chemicals or wherein such toxic or highly inflammable or explosive substances are likely to be generated or given off or effluents thereof,
(ii) involving hazardous processes as listed in the First Schedule appended to section 2(cb) of the Factories Act, 1948
(iii)Employing more than 250 workers.
· Third Party Certification /Audit Scheme under The Minimum Wages Act, 1948, Payment of Wages Act, 1936, Contract Labour (R&A) Art, 1970, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, Punjab Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, 1958, Equal Remuneration Act 1976, Motor Transport Workers‘ Act, 1961, Punjab Industrial Establishments (National & Festival Holidays & Casual and Sick Leave) Act, 1965 and The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (RECS) Act, 1979-
(i) Third Party Certification / Audit means a systematic, objective and documented evaluation of the compliance of the various labour laws mentioned above.