Factory License- Registration procedure in India

Factory License- Introduction

The manufacturing sector in India has evolved from its earlier stages of industrialization to its current phase of global competitiveness, making it a great location for newer, smaller businesses to manufacture. To set up a factory in India, you need to apply for licenses from the Centre and state government. Factory Registration in our country is regulated by the provisions of the Factories Act 1948.

Factories Act regulates the working condition in factories and deals with various problems concerning the health, safety, efficiency, and well being of the persons at workplaces. This blog will provide you with an insight into the procedure involved in Factory Registration in India.

Procedure of Registering a Factory in India

Since it is obligatory to obtain a factory license, you need to register first and the following mentioned steps are needed to do so;

  • Applicants need to completely fill the designated form No. 2, along with the required documents and applicable fees and submit it to the Director of Factories and Boilers
  • Once the application is received, it is scrutinized by the concerned party
  • The documents are also scrutinized and if all is in place, the process is sent for approval to the concerned authority
  • If the documents demonstrate any discrepancy, you will need to rectify the errors and re-submit in the stipulated time-frame
  • Once the approval is given, a license along with a registration certificate is provided and a covering letter shall be needed for the same

Documents Needed 

Mentioned below is the list of the documents you will need;

  • Form No. 2 fully filled and duly signed
  • Fees as per the fee structure provided
  • Director or partner resolution nominating one of them to act as the occupier
  • Health and safety policy for all factories which employ minimum 50 workers
  • Attested copy of the stability certificate issued by a recognized authority

A Checklist of all the Requirements for Obtaining the Factory License

The factory owner/s will be required to take permission well in advance from the State government as to where the factory will be located. To be able to occupy the premises, the owner will also need to send a legal notice to the chief inspector under the Section 7 Act a minimum of 15 days before any activity or occupancy can be achieved there. The following details would be needed at this time;

  • Name of the occupier
  • Address of the occupier
  • Name of the manager that will run the show
  • Number of employees that will be hired
  • Type of manufacturing process which shall be carried out at the said factory
  • Any other details which require close monitoring

Renewal Process

If the license has expired, a renewal of the same will be needed. The following mentioned procedure will need to be followed;

  • A fully filled form No. 2 to be submitted at renewal time
  • The designated authority shall scrutinize this application
  • Approvals begins post inspection, provided that all the required documents and details are available
  • Corrections, if needed, shall be done at this stage
  • The application will then be sent with all corrections and the right documents for approval
  • The renewed license copy attested by the government authority in question shall then be sent to the owner
  • A copy of the original factory license should be submitted for the renewal process along with the fees and form no.2

India’s factory registration is run by the provisions of the factories Act 1984. This is operated by the ministry of labour and employment. Obtaining a license is mandatory for all and is essentially made so to ensure that the owners as well as the employees are well take care off should there be any issues during operations. Factory work can be tedious and hazardous and workers are often overworked and underpaid. This factory license makes sure that no one is being exploited as well as people associated with the establishment are scrutinized by the government.

State Wise Websites List:

1. Andhra Pradesh – https://www.apindustries.gov.in/
2. Arunachal Pradesh – http://indarun.gov.in/ or http://indarun.gov.in/htm/doingbusiness.htm
3. Assam – https://ciflabour.assam.gov.in/how-to/apply-for-registrationlicencing
4. Bihar – http://udyog.bihar.gov.in/Single-Window-Clearance.aspx or https://serviceonline.bihar.gov.in/
5. Chhattisgarh – http://cglabour.nic.in/
6. Goa – https://goaonline.gov.in/Appln/Uil/DeptServices?__DocId=FAB&__ServiceId=FAB70 or https://ifbgoa.goa.gov.in/goa-factories
Gujarat – https://dish.gujarat.gov.in/e-services.htm

7. Haryana – https://hrylabour.gov.in/factory/factory/factory_terms
8. Himachal Pradesh – http://admis.hp.nic.in/ofris/
9. Jharkhand – https://shramadhan.jharkhand.gov.in/home
10. Karnataka – https://esuraksha.karnataka.gov.in/english
11. Kerala – http://www.fabkerala.gov.in/
12. Madhya Pradesh – https://mponline.gov.in/PORTAL/SERVICES/FACTORYREG/LOGIN/FRMLOGIN.ASPX
13. Maharashtra – https://mahakamgar.maharashtra.gov.in/dish-registration-and-grant-of-license.htm
14. Manipur – https://dcimanipur.gov.in/
15. Meghalaya – http://meglabour.gov.in/forms_cibf.html
16. Mizoram – https://eodbmizoram.gov.in/labour-skill-development-and-entreprenuership/online-services
17. Nagaland – https://labour.nagaland.gov.in/the-factories-act-1948/
18. Odisha – http://dfbodisha.gov.in/registration-license
19. Punjab – https://pblabour.gov.in/
20. Rajasthan – http://rajfab.nic.in/
21. Sikkim – https://sikkim.gov.in/departments/labour-department
22. Tamil Nadu – https://dish.tn.gov.in/onlineservices.html
23. Telangana – https://tsfactories.cgg.gov.in/
24. Tripura – https://factory.tripura.gov.in/
25. Uttarakhand – https://labour.uk.gov.in/pages/show/107-factory-boiler-wing
26. Uttar Pradesh – http://uplabour.gov.in/StaticPages/Registration2.aspx
27. West Bengal – https://wbfactories.gov.in/