Suggested Amendments by NCW
: Work on or near machinery in motion - for the words 'No person below the age
of 18 years, or a pregnant women or a person with disabilities' shall be
: Prohibition of employment of women and children near cotton openers, the
following Section will be substituted - 'No person below the age of 18 years,
or a pregnant women or a person with disabilities' shall be employed in any
part of a factory for pressing cotton in which a cotton-opener is at work.
: Facilities for storing and drying clothing, the following section be
substituted - 'The State Government may, in respect of any factory or class or
description of factories, make rules requiring the provision therein of
suitable and separate places for male and female workers to keep clothings not
worn during working hours and to dry we clothing'.
: Canteens - A Proviso after clause ( d ) of sub-section ( 2 ) of Section 46 of
the Act as follows - 'Provided that there shall be at least one women (worker)
on the Canteen Managing Committee'.
: Shelters, rest rooms and lunch rooms - for the words '.....adequate and
suitable shelters or rest-rooms and a suitable lunch room.....' the words
'....adequate, suitable and separate shelters or rest-rooms for male and female
workers and a suitable lunch room ..' shall be substituted.
: Creches - To substitute sub-section ( 1 ) of Section 48 and clause ( b ) of
sub-section 3 of Section 48 of the Act as follows - '48 (1) - In every factory
wherein more than 30 workers are ordinarily employed, there shall be provided
and maintained a suitable room for the use of children under the age of 6 years
of such workers'. For clause ( b ) of sub-section ( 3 ) of Section 48 the
following clause shall be substituted - '48(3)(b) requiring the provisions in
factories to which the section applies of additional facilities for he care of
such children, including suitable provisions for facilities for washing and
changing their clothing'.
: Further restrictions on employment of women - Deletion of Section 66 of the
Factories Act, 1948.
: Substitution of the exiting clause ( b ) of Section 87 as follows - '(b)
prohibiting or restricting the employment of persons below the age of 18 years,
or a pregnant women or a person with disabilities in the manufacturing process
: Existing sub-section ( 1 ) of Section 105 to be substituted as - 'The Court
shall take cognizance of an offence under this Act on a complaint made by an
inspector or NGO or a trade union or a worker's representative or an individual
: After sub-section ( 3 ) the following sub-section (4) to Section 108 shall be
inserted as - 'Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1), every
factory shall set up an information center for women workers, which shall
provide them with information regarding the protective measures under the Act
and the rules made thereunder'.