The Department of Labour, Goa vide notification dated January 04, 2018, has further amended Goa Factories Rules, 1985. Vide this amendment-
· The fees for license, renewal of license have been increased.
· The period of license as well as renewal of licence has been extended from 5 years to 10 years.
· In case of a factory coming within the scope of the Act, where the application for registration and grant of license is made after the commencement of the manufacturing process, the occupier and manager, from the date of commencement of the manufacturing process till the date of submission of application for registration and grant of license, shall be liable to pay additional fee at the rate of 200% of the fees payable per year.
· In case of closure of factory, along with notice of closure information sent shall be accompanied by a treasury receipt or an invoice for book adjustment, as the case may be, for payment of the fees due to be paid, if any, till the date of closure and a declaration stating that there is no presence of hazardous chemicals in the premises of the closed factory or the said hazardous chemicals have been shifted/disposed-off in accordance with the relevant rules in force.