Maharashtra Government publishes the Draft Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Feb 11, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Labour Compliance

The State Government of Maharashtra on February 10, 2020 has issued the Draft Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Rules, 2020 to substituted Rule 81A of the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963.

Rule 18A of the Maharashtra Factories Rules, 1963 will be substituted, namely:

Medical examinations of workers:

(1)    Every worker in the factory except workers engaged in dangerous operations and processes or hazardous process shall be medically examined once in a year by a registered medical practitioner possessing a degree approved by Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institute or State Government. He should be registered with medical Council of India or Maharashtra Medical Council.

(2)    Record of medical examination conducted under this rule shall be maintained in form 7-A and shall furnish to the inspector and also uploaded by Occupier online on department website within seven days of receipt of form 7-A from the registered medical practitioner.

(3)    Registered medical practitioner shall conduct medical tests required to ascertain health status of worker depending on his nature of work or work environment.

(4)    The fees to be paid for medical examination shall be payable to the registered medical practitioner by the occupier.

(5)    The Occupier of a factory shall provide for the purpose of medical examination to conduct at the factory a room which shall be properly cleaned and adequately ventilated and lighted and furnished with a table and chairs.

(6)    The Occupier of a factory shall preserve a register or record of medical examination and tests of any workers for a period of three years after the last medical examination and shall be produced before the Inspector on demand.

The draft will be taken into consideration by the Government of Maharashtra on or after the expiry of forty-five days from the date of publication of this notification in the Maharashtra Government Gazette.

Any objection or suggestion, which may be received by the Director, Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Kamgar Bhavan, 5th Floor, Block-E, C-20, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai 400 051, on or before the expiry of the abovesaid period from any person with respect to the said draft, will be considered by the Government.

[Notification No. FAC.2019/C.R.253/LAB-4]


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