in many factories communication towers have been erected. is it necessary to cover these towers in plans to be approved from state factory inspection office?
From India, Mumbai
communication towers are like light masts. I don’t think plan approval is required. Pon
From India, Lucknow
In my view, probably the occupier has to show the erection of communication towers in the plans for approval since clause (b) of Sub-section requires the occupier to show along with the flow chart of manufacturig processs,the site of the factory including adjacent buildings and other structures, roads drains and all other relevant details etc.

From India, Mumbai
i do agree with shri saikumar. in one of the factories in Gujrat, the tower fell down in monsoon, killing one of the employees. the factory inspector had shown breach of the rules regarding plan approval along with many other sections.
From India, Mumbai
Dear Dilip ji,
I too agree with Sai Kumar ji.
The clear provision is made in the F. Rules for approval of plans showing the site of factory and even immediate surrounding including adjacent buildings and other structures, roads, drains etc. as stated by Sai Kumar ji. This provision is made with a view to secure the health and safety of the workers employed in the factory premises. It is the object of this legislation to secure the health, safety, welfare, proper work conditions etc. to workers.
In view of above, communication towers are require to be approved in the plans.

From India, Mumbai
Dear, Yes, The Occupier / Factory Manager should inform to consent Factories Department in case of any new Commission, Erection, Instalation inside the factory premises.
From India
Dear Dilip,

First of all I would request you to kindly mentioned clearly everything while raising an query thinking that other people do not know anything about the matter/issue.It is always better to ask a specific query rather than a general one.Now in your present query,you have mentioned that in many factories communication towers have been erected and you wanted to know whether it necessary to cover these towers in plans to be approved from state factory inspection office? The first question came to my mind is whether all the factories you have mentioned are registered under the Factories Act,1948. The answer to your query will be different if these are registered factories and it will be different if these are not registered under the Factories Act,1948.I will making an attempt to answer you query in both the situations.In the registered factories,in my opinion,one has to get the plan approved from the Chief Inspector of factories for any extension or addition to the factory within the premises of the factory and a certificate of stability has to be obtained by the employer from the competent person and submitted to the Chief Inspector of factories for approval.However any replacement of the machinery in the factory shall not required permission but if there is increase in the manpower or the power consumption above than mentioned in the registration certificate,then one has to get the necessary amendment by paying the requisite fee.In the case of unregistered factories, the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,1996 shall apply and the employer has to obtained registration under the Act and pay cess @ one percent of the total value of the construction cost to the State Welfare Board.

BS Kalsi

Member since Aug 2011

From India, Mumbai
Dear sir
I agree with the above opinion of Mr.Kalsi. Any addition / extension within the factory premises need to be taken approval from Factory Inspector to avoid any future legal complications.
B.Dakshina Murty

From India, Hyderabad

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