Dear Mr Arjun,
Let me further make it clear that under Section 46 (2) of the Factories Act,1948 the state govt has been empowered to make rules concerning (i) the FOODSTUFFS to be served in the canteen and amount to be charged thereof and (ii) constitution of managing committee of the canteen consisting of worker's representatives.The Act has not fixed any item-wise list of the foodstuffs to be served in the canteen.For example the State of Haryana under their Rule 76 has provisions that the manager shall appoint a Canteen Managing Committee which shall be consulted from time to time as to
(a) the quality and quantity of foodstuffs to be served in the canteen
(b) the arrangements of the menus
(c) times of meals in the canteen and
(d) any other matter as may be directed by the Committee.
Similarly you need to check State Rules framed under the Factories Act,1948.
BS Kalsi
Member since Aug 2011

From India, Mumbai
Now you are correct the same thing I am telling to prashant,
Mr. Kalsi, read my reply once again I am also saying the same thing as you have written Act has not specified which type of food employer should serve in the canteen.
Arun J.

From India, Hyderabad
It is still 250 workers for canteen.200 is proposed in the amendment to Factories Act under consideration of GOI. Varghese mathew
From India, Thiruvananthapuram
The Canteen is meant for the supply of food stuffs, tea, coffee, milk etc. as per need of employees.
Without serving food items, how the canteen can be.
There will be canteen committee. The committee members will discuss and arrive for decision of food stuffs serving in the canteen.
They will also resolve all matters of dispute in the canteen.

From India, Hyderabad
Sir(s),
1. Majority of Central Labour Laws and Central Rules framed therein by the Central Government are already available on the website of the Ministry of Labour & Employment. (There may be some cases, where the Govt. may have not up-dated recently amended provisions of the same on website) It is very unfortunate that the Legal Experts/Professionals in the respective fields are advised to produce the copies/extracts of the Acts/Rules they refer in their replies.
2. Similarly, the Rules framed under a particular Central Govt. by the State/ Union Territories Govts. must also be available on the websites of the Labour Departments of the respective States/UTs.
3. In my opinion, HR professionals should also utilize above channels to keep themselves up-dated so far the provisions of Acts/Rules/Regulations in the field of labour laws are concerned.
4. However, I am enclosing herewith a copy of the The Factories Act as downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Labour & Employment.

From India, Noida

Attached Files
File Type: pdf The Factories Act, 1948.pdf (179.3 KB, 667 views)

Mr. Varghese, Mr. Mehta has attached amended act copy kindly go through it. Arun J.
From India, Hyderabad
Dear Prashant,
Greetings for the day,
When anyone granted factory license for 250 workers liability of canteen is compulsory, and what to serve what not it will be decided by forming canteen committee.
Thanks & Regards,
From,
Sumit Kumar Saxena

From India, Ghaziabad
As per factories act Gujarat - when mandatory canteen/doctor/ambulance
From India, Vadodara
As per the Act, the break time mentioned as 0.5 hrs ( the break should be given with in 5 hrs, it should not exceed ) whether Coffee / Tea break is inclusive / not
From United Kingdom

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