Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration
Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration
Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration is mandated by the Factories Act, 1948 to ensure that a factory complies with the stipulated rules and safety guidelines. Upon registering a factory, the Government of Andhra Pradesh issues a factory license. This license is a document of authorisation for granting permission to regulate and carry out manufacturing pursuits from a particular locality. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration License in detail.
Factories Act, 1948
According to the Factories Act, any person who wants to construct, extend or take into use any building as a factory in Andhra Pradesh has to get prior permission from the respective authority in advance before the commencement of the manufacturing business.
The Factories Act is established with the objective of ensuring the installation of adequate safety measures and promoting the health and welfare of the workers employed in the factories. Also, it strives to curtail the hazardous growth of factories. To complete the Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration and to obtain a factory license you need to follow three steps:
- Obtain Consent for Establishment – Approval of Plan and Permission to Construct/ Extend/ or Take into Use Any Building as a Factory
- Obtain Consent for Operation – Registration of Factory & Get license under the Factories Act
Factories in which ten or more workers are employed with power being used in the manufacturing process and factories which are engaging twenty or more workers without using power in manufacturing process need to be registered under the Factories Act, 1948.
Any entrepreneur who wishes to construct, extend or take into use any building as a factory in Andhra Pradesh need to get plan approval and permission to build, extend or to use any structure as a factory. After construction, the factory owner or the manager has to register the factory under the Andhra Pradesh Factories Act, 1948.
When to Apply?
Application to Obtain Consent for Establishment
Before starting construction of a factory or in case of expansion of the factory, the entrepreneur needs to apply for approval of the plan and to get permission.
Application to Obtain Consent for Operation
If the request for approval of factory plan and permission to construct, extend or construct a building as the factory has been successfully accepted and 15 days before the commencement of operation, you can register the factory in Andhra Pradesh and apply for a factory license.
Department of Factories, Government of Andhra Pradesh, facilitates the process of Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration.
Prescribed Authority for Plan Approval
The prescribed authority for factory plan approval is tabulated here:
|S.No||Prescribed Authority||Factory Type|
|1||Deputy Chief inspector||For factories up to 500 HP|
|2||Joint Chief inspector||For factories between 500 HP – 1000 HP|
|3||Director of Factories||For factories above 1000 HP|
Prescribed Authority for Factory License
The prescribed authority for Andhra Pradesh Factory registration is tabulated here:
|S.No||Prescribed Authority||Factory Type|
|1||Deputy Chief inspector||Category B Factories under Factories rules|
|2||Director of Factories||Category A Factories under Factories rules|
Validity of License
The permission and plan approval granted under the Andhra Pradesh factories act to construct or extend or using any building as a factory is valid for a lifetime from the date of issue. The Andhra Pradesh Factory license issued will be valid unless duly cancelled.
Renewal of Andhra Pradesh Factory License
Renewal of Andhra Pradesh Factory licenses issued remains valid unless duly cancelled. Every licensee should submit annual returns and pay an annual license fee before the commencement of any calendar year.
The timeline to complete Andhra Pradesh Factory registration and to get factory license is listed below:
- Approval of plans to construct a factory in AP will be initiated within seven working days from the date of submission of complete application.
- Andhra Pradesh factory license will be issued within 7 Days from the date of application along with Fees.
- Factory annual returns receipt will be generated within a day (Spot generation)
For Andhra Pradesh factory registration, the applicant has to pay a prescribed fee as per the proposed schedule. The fee for factory registration is based on the Maximum number of persons to be employed on any day during the year, and the Quantity of Maximum horsepower/kilowatt machines (H.P/K.W) installed.
We have here with attached a document to refer the proposed schedule for Andhra Pradesh factory registration.Licence fee schedule (1)
Documents required for Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration is listed as follows:
Documents for Obtaining Plan Approval
- Detailed process description
- Process flowchart
- Clearance from the explosive authorities is mandatory wherever materials attracting the provision of explosive act handled/processed/stored (if applicable)
- Site plans prepared by a qualified engineer/draughtsman and duly signed by him/her and also by the applicant
- The site plan was drawn to a scale of 1:400/1:800/1:1200 (metric)
- Detailed building plan was drawn to a scale of 1:100 (metric)
- Ownership document or registered lease deed of the site, in case of APIIC land the position certificate issued by the APIIC
- Units attracting the provision of manufacturing and storage of hazardous chemical rules 1989 should provide following details:
- The details of hazardous processes, the number of chemicals stored in the premises and material safety data sheet of all chemicals
- Hazard analysis and risk assessment report
- Site emergency plan
Documents for Factory License
- List of Directors or Partners with a residential address
- Stability Certificate should be signed by the following persons:
- A member of the institution of the Engineers or any other institution of Civil Structural, Chemical or Architectural Engineers
- Civil engineering of public work electricity or highways department including retired engineers not below the rank of Executive or Divisional Engineers.
Documents for Annual Returns
Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration Application Procedure
The application procedure to complete Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration and get a license is explained in step by step procedure here
Application Procedure for Factory Plan Approval
Register in Portal
Step 1: The entrepreneurs who wish to construct a factory need to register in Andhra Pradesh Department of Andhra Pradesh Single Desk Portal (SDP). Access the home page of SDP AP web portal.
Step 2: The application form registration will be displayed, provide all the details for user registration:
- PAN number
- Aadhaar number
- Communication Address
- Email ID
- Mobile Number
Step 3: After providing all details, click on ‘Click here to verify the Mobile number’ option. An OTP will be sent to the mobile number for verification. Enter the same for verification.
Step 4: By clicking on Check Availability Option, you can track the username availability. Click on the register option.
Login to the Portal
Step 5: Login to AP industry web portal using the user credential received on mobile, the application for plan approval and permission for construction of the factory will be displayed.
Step 6: To get factory plan approval and permission to construct the factory, you need to provide enterprise details in the Pre – Common Application Form stage.
Step 7: Fill pre-establishment Common Application Form (CAF), On this page, you need to provide details of plan approval.
Step 8: After providing details click on save button to make payment.
Online Payment for CAF Challan
Step 9: The fee will be calculated automatically by the details provided in the Common application form, and you will be redirected to the license fee payment page. After successful payment, you will be provided with a pre-establishment CAF Challan.
Step 10: In the next page, you need to upload all supporting documents. After uploading the necessary documents, click on save and preceded button.
Make Payment for Plan Approval
Step 11: The fee for plan approval will be calculated automatically by the details provided and uploaded, the payment will be made through the online payment gateway in SDP.
Step 12: Upon successful payment, you will be provided with a factory plan approval Challan.
Verification by Prescribed Authority
Step 13: Application will be forwarded to the respective competent authority for further processing by the jurisdiction laid in the online system.
Step 14: The prescribed authority by scrutiny will either approve, raise a query to reject the application received through the online system.
The issue of Plan Approval
Step 15: If the application found satisfactory, the component authority will approve the application, and the approval certificate will be made available at the applicant dashboard in SDP portal.
Step 16: By login to the SDP portal you can download the digitally signed factory approval certificate.
Application for Registration & License
If the application for approval of plan and permission to construct extend or use a building as the factory has been successfully accepted and 15 days before commencement factory operation, the applicant can register the factory and apply for a license.
Login to Portal
Step 1: If you are an already registered user of Andhra Pradesh SDP web portal, you can log in to this portal using the login credentials. The new user can follow the procedure described above for factory registration.
Fill Application Form & Make Payment
Step 2: After login to the portal, fill pre-operations Common Application Form (CAF) including required details for factory license
Step 3: Pay pre-operations CAF Challan through the SDP payment gateway and upload all documents.
Step 4: After uploading a document, you can make payment through SDP. Upon successful payment, you will get Challan. The application will be forwarded to concerned authority login.
Status of Application
The status of the AP factory license application will be updated in the applicant dashboard. By login to the portal, you can track the status of the application.
Verification by Department
The department will scrutinise the application for factory license, if any query regarding the application from the department, it will be visible on the entrepreneur dashboard. After verification, the applicant can submit a query response online.
If the application is approved, the approval certificate will be available in the applicant dashboard under Approval Status. By login to the portal, you can get the digitally signed Andhra Pradesh Factory Registration Certificate.
In case of Rejection of Application
- An appeal against rejected application will be made from the applicant dashboard on complying with the reasons for rejection.
- A request to consider the appeal can be made in the help desk
- In case of an appeal made it would be forwarded to concern department for further processing
Pay Annual License Fee for Renewal of a License
The existing license holder needs to submit “Annual Returns” and pay “Annual License Fee before the commencement of any calendar year. The procedure to pay annual returns/annual fee is given here:
Note: Applicant can pay annual returns/pay the annual fee directly through Meeseva portal, the returns data will be captured in SDP.
Step 2: After login to portal fill all mandatory fields in annual returns/ annual fee forms and upload all documents as mentioned above.
We have here with attached an application form for Annual Fee PaymentAnnual Fee Payment Application Form
Application form for Annual ReturnsAnnual Returns Application Form
Step 3: Pay annual fee through the online payment gateway in Meeseva. On successful payment, the annual return will be filed/ annual fee paid.
A receipt will be generated after payment. Keep it safe for future reference.