The Telangana Labour, Employment, Training and Factories Department on July 14, 2020 has issued notification for revised comprehensive orders in the matter of the Computerized Risk Assessment based inspections with random allocation of Inspecting Officers to facilitate Ease of Doing Business. The units will be categorized as Low Risk, Medium Risk, High Risk depending upon the number of workers employed. The criterion for Risk Assessment of Establishments and the Cadre of the Inspecting Officers is as shown in Annexure-I appended to this order. The frequency of inspections for Establishments under Low Risk is once in 5 years, for establishments under medium risk is once in 3 years and for establishments under high risk is once in 2 years. Exemption from Compliance inspections has been given to Low risk establishments.
The Scheme applicable to the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Factories Act, 1948, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, the Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961, the Payment of Bonus Act, 196, the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979, the Telangana Labour Welfare Fund Act, 1987, the Telangana Shops & Establishment Act, 1988 and the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996.
The guidelines are as follows:
•Start-ups: Those establishments which are Start-ups as defined by the Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade(DPIIT), will be exempted from inspection for the first year of setting up upon submission of an online Self-declaration and if they continuously submit their Integrated Return/Returns specified under different Acts without fail they will be exempted from compliance inspections for a further period of four years from the second year onwards, unless any specific complaint is received against such establishment.
•Centralised Inspection Agency: the entire online system will function as part of the Centralized Inspection Agency encompassing Labour, Factories Boilers and Telangana State Pollution Control Board Departments compliance inspection system.
•The Inspection Report will be uploaded by the Inspecting Officer within 48 hours of the completion of the inspection. An alert will be sent to the employer, so that he may view/download the inspection report. In case of defects, the Employer will be required to take corrective action and upload compliance report within 15 days. The compliance report will be scrutinised and failure to correct shall entail action as per law.
[Order No. G.O.Ms.No.13]