Pls guide me, I am having a TMT Rebar straightening unit. Last year when it was started, Labour Commissioner visited my premises and instruted me to get registered under Shops n Establishment Act which comes under Labour Department. But, this year Factory Inspector visited my premises n told it will come under Factory Act purview. Where as, when I went to DIC and elaborated it, they said it will not come under factory Act. As, I am simply decoiling and straightening the finished product,i.e. TMT rebar of Steel plant, we are not changing its dimension or shape, if the input is 8mm TMT means output is also the same. So, it will not come under factory act. Even no. of employees are 10. Its different that simultanously I am doing liasoning for transporters (means, lifting n shifting of materials, stockholding for some days till lorry is available etc.) in the same premises, for that some laboures are engaged who are not permanent. Daily basis they come, do work n get paid.
So, now what happened, that Factory Inspector has issued notice to undertake all the required aminities within 15 days in accordance to factory Act. I tried a lot to make him understand but he is not agreeing. I undertake jobwork of different parties only, i do not have my own stock. I am having a very low margin as low as 20/- per tonn only and doing maximum 500 Mt per month. It is not possible on the part of any such job work industry owner to maintain the criteria in accordance with factory act. What to do now? I am planning to close the business n before that only i recieved this letter. I am worried.
Please reply as soon as possible. Today is 3rd day.