THE FACTORIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2005
further to amend the Factories Act, 1948.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Republic of India
1. (1) This Act may be called the Factories (Amendment) Act, 2005.
(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by
notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
2. For section 66 of the Factories Act, 1948, the following section shall be substituted,
“66. The provisions of this Chapter shall, in their application to women in
factories, be supplemented by the following further restrictions, namely:—
(a) no exemption from the provisions of section 54 may be granted in
respect of any woman;
Bill No. 104 of 2005
new section for
section 66 of
Act 63 of 1948.
TO BE INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA
(b) there shall be no change of shifts except after a weekly holiday or any
(c) no woman shall be required or allowed to work in any factory except
between the hours of 6 A.M. and 7 P.M. :
Provided that where the occupier of the factory makes adequate safeguards in
the factory as regards occupational safety and health, equal opportunity for woman
workers, adequate protection of their dignity, honour and safety and their transportation
from the factory premises to the nearest point of their residence, the State Government
or any person authorised by it in this behalf may, by notification in the Official Gazette,
after consulting the concerned employer or representative organisation of such employer
and workers or representative organisations of such workers, allow employment of
woman workers between the hours of 7 P.M. and 6 A.M. in such factory or group or
class or description of factories subject to such conditions as may be specified therein.".