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Factory licence fee revised in Goa

Factory licence fee revised in Goa
Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers
Notification
VI/FAC-6(L-1)Part-1/IFB-2017/3672
Whereas, the draft rules, namely, the Goa Factories (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2017 which the Government of Goa proposed to make in exercise of the powers conferred by section 112 of the Factories Act, 1948 (Central Act No. 63 of 1948) so as to further amend the Goa Factories Rules, 1985 were pre-published as required by section 115 of the said Act, vide Notification No. VI/FAC-6(L-1)Part-1/IFB-2017/2311 dated 14-9-2017 of the Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers, in the Official Gazette, Series I No. 25 dated 21-9-2017, inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby before expiry of forty-five days from the date of publication of the said Notification in the Official Gazette;
And whereas, the said Official Gazette was made available to the public on 21st September, 2017.
And whereas, no objections or suggestions are received from the public on the said draft Rules by the Government within the stipulated period.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 112 of the Factories Act, 1948 (Central Act No. 63 of 1948) and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, the Government of Goa hereby makes the following rules so as to further amend the Goa Factories Rules, 1985, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Goa Factories (Fourteenth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Amendment of rule 6.- In rule 6 of the Goa Factories Rules, 1985 (hereinafter referred to as the “principal Rules”),–
(i) in sub-rule (2), for the Schedule, the following Schedule shall be substituted, namely:-
(ii) after sub-rule (2), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-
“(3) In case of a factory coming within the scope of the Act, where the application for registration and grant of license is made after the commencement of the manufacturing process, the occupier and manager, from the date of commencement of the manufacturing process till the date of submission of application for registration and grant of license, shall be liable to pay additional fee at the rate of two hundred percent of the fees payable per year, as specified in sub-rule (2).”
3. Amendment of rule 9.- In rule 9 of the principal Rules,-
(i) in sub-rule (1), for the words “five years”, the words “ten years” shall be substituted;
(ii) in sub-rule (2),-
(a) in clause (a), for the words “five years”, the words “ten years” shall be substituted;
(b) in the second proviso, for the words “five years”, the words “ten years” shall be substituted.
4. Amendment of rule 143.- In rule 143 of the principal Rules, after sub-rule (2), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-
“(2A) Information sent under sub-rule (2) shall be accompanied by a treasury receipt or an invoice for book adjustment, as the case may be, for payment of the fees due to be paid, if any, till the date of closure and a declaration stating that there is no presence of hazardous chemicals in the premises of the closed factory or the said hazardous chemicals have been shifted/disposed off in accordance with the relevant rules in force.”.
By order and in the name of the Governor of Goa.
Vivek P. Marathe, Chief Inspector & ex officio Joint Secretary (Factories & Boilers).
Panaji, 22nd December, 2017.