Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

In Himachal Pradesh, the factory owners are required to register their premises with the local governing authority before starting operations. Factory registration in India is regulated by the provisions of the Factories Act, 1948. Factory license is a certificate issued by the Chief Inspector of Factories to carry out manufacturing pursuits in the state. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Himachal Pradesh Factory License.

Factories Act, 1948

As per the Factories Act, 1948, a factory needs to obtain a Building Plan Approval from the Labour and Employment Department before applying for a factory registration. Under the Factories Act, 1948, registration and renewal of factory licenses are done also to ensure the safety of workers. The Department maintains the record of each factory satisfying the conditions of the Factories Act, 1948 regarding their workers, power consumptions, chemical usages and accepts returns that fall under various acts from those companies on a periodical basis.

Factories Act, 1948 is formulated with the aim of ensuring the working conditions in factories, to regulate health, safety welfare, and annual leave and to enact a special provision with respect to persons who work in factories.

Documents Required

Documents required for a Himachal Pradesh factory registration is explained in detail in below:

  • Form No.3
  • Original Licence
  • Treasury Challan in original
  • Stability Certificate, duly signed by the Chartered Engineer.
  • A resolution passed by Board of Directors.
  • Copy of power sanction certificate from of HPSEB.

Documents Required for the Change of Occupier

An amount of Rs.100/- has to be deposited as an amendment fee if there is a change of occupier. The following certificates are required to be submitted if there is a change of occupier.

In case of proprietorship concern

  • Declaration about the proprietor and the occupier.

In case of partnership concern

  • List of partners
  • Copy of partnership deed A resolution passed by partners in which one of partner has been appointed as an occupier.

In case of a company

  • List of Directors
  • A resolution passed by Board of Directors in which one of director has been appointed as an occupier.

Documents Required for Change in the Factory Name

If there is a change in the name of the factory, then Rs.100/- is to be deposited as an amendment fee. The following certificates are required to be submitted if there is a change in the name of the factory.

  • Certificate from Registrar of Companies regarding change of name.
  • Memorandum and Article of Association of the new company
  • List of Directors (in case of a company).
  • A resolution passed by Board of Director in which one of Director has been appointed as an occupier.
  • Certificate from Registrar of the firm regarding the change of name.
  • List of Partners (in case of the firm).
  • Copy of partnership deed
  • A resolution passed by partners in which one of partner has been appointed as an occupier.

Documents Required for the Renewal of License

  • Original license for endorsement of renewal
  • Form No. 3 duly filled up and complete in all aspects
  • Treasury Challan in original regarding the deposit of renewal fee

Applicable Fee

Fee Schedule for Licensing & Registration of Factories for one year is tabulated below:

Number of persons to be hired on any day during the year
Maximum Quantity of Horse Power installedUp to 9From 10  up to 20From 20  up to 50From 50  up to 100From 100  up to 250From 250  up to 500From 500 up to 1000From 1000  up to 1500From 1500  up to 2000Above 2000
NilRs. 250Rs. 500Rs. 750Rs. 1000Rs. 2000Rs. 3000Rs. 4500Rs. 6000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000
Up to 20Rs. 500Rs. 750Rs. 1000Rs. 2000Rs. 3000Rs. 4500Rs. 6000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000
20 to 50Rs. 750Rs. 1000Rs. 2000Rs. 3000Rs. 4500Rs. 6000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000
50 to 100Rs. 1000Rs. 2000Rs. 3000Rs. 4500Rs. 6000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000
100 to 250Rs. 3000Rs. 4500Rs. 6 000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000
250 to 500Rs. 4500Rs. 6000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000
500 to 1000Rs. 6000Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000
1000 to 1500Rs. 9000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000Rs. 40000
1500 to 2000Rs. 12000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000Rs. 40000Rs. 45000
2000 to 3000Rs. 16000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000Rs. 40000Rs. 45000Rs. 50000
3000 to 5000Rs. 20000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000Rs. 40000Rs. 45000Rs. 50000Rs. 55000
5000 to 7000Rs. 25000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000Rs. 40000Rs. 45000Rs. 50000Rs. 55000Rs. 60000
7000 to 10000Rs. 28000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000Rs. 40000Rs. 45000Rs. 50000Rs. 55000Rs. 60000Rs. 65000
10000  to 15000Rs. 32000Rs. 36000Rs. 40000Rs. 45000Rs. 50000Rs. 55000Rs. 60000Rs. 65000Rs. 70000
15000 and aboveRs. 36000Rs. 40000Rs. 45000Rs. 50000Rs. 55000Rs. 60000Rs. 65000Rs. 70000Rs. 75000

 Application Procedure for Factory License – Online Method

In Himachal Pradesh, the applicants must follow the following steps to apply for the factory license by submitting the application form online.

Visit the OFRIS Portal

Step 1: Firstly, applicants have to go to the official OFRIS Portal to apply for the Factory License online.

STEP 1 - Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration
STEP 1 – Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

New User Registration

Step 2: You have to click on the “Register” on OFRIS home page.

Step 2 - Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration
Step 2 – Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

Step 3: You have to enter all the necessary information in the user profile form.

Step 4: Click on the Submit button for the account activation.

Login Page

Step 5: Once the account is activated, you can use the user ID & Password to login and click confirmation.

Step 5 - Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration
Step 5 – Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

Step 6: Login into OFRIS by providing the appropriate username and password on the application.

Building Plan Approval

Step 7: A Factory would need to obtain a Building Plan Approval from the L&E department before applying for factory registration.

Step 8: After the concerned department has approved the building plan, you can apply for the factory registration.

Factory registration

Step 9: You have to click on the Factory registration (Form 3) which will be displayed on the screen.

Step 9 - Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration
Step 9 – Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

Step 10: Now, you have to fill the following information in the form.

  • Building Approval Reference Number
  • Factory Constitution & Factory Category
  • Name of the Factory
  • Nature of Manufacturing Process
  • Worker Details
  • Power Details
  • Building Owner Details

Step 11: After completing all the details, you have to click on the Update Application button.

Upload Requested Documents

Step 12: You have to upload the photocopy of the documents (Only pdf/jpg/jpeg files are allowed).

Step 13: After uploading all the documents, ensure to check the button for Declaration and click on the “Save” button.

Step 13 - Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration
Step 13 – Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

Step 14: You have to add the following details.

  • Add Manager Details
  • Add Chemicals Details
  • Add Occupier Details
  • Add Owner Details
  • Add Process of Factory
  • Submit Application Status

Step 15: After adding all the details, you need to click on the Submit button.

Submit the Application Form

Step 16: After submitting the Application form, you have to take the print of FORM 3 and attach all the relevant documents signed by the occupier and sent it to L&E Department by post.

step 16 - Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration
step 16 – Himachal Pradesh Factory Registration

Step 17: Finally, you have to send it to the L&E Department by post.

Note: It must reach the L&E department within 30 days or else the application would be rejected by the System automatically.

Processing of Application

The Department starts the processing of Application after receiving all the supporting documents along with Form 3. If some shortcomings are founds during the scrutiny of application, then an email is sent for the faults found, and shortcomings are also listed in an inbox of the message board.

Renewal of Factory Licence

The applicants will have to follow the procedure given below to renew the factory registration online.

Step 1: Firstly, login to the portal with your username and password.

Step 2: Then, click on the Apply for renewal button.

Step 3: On clicking on this renewal button, the renewal application page will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: You have to submit the application for renewal along with updated information of the factory and other relevant forms if there is a change in the factory information. Enter the payment details and submit online.

Step 5: After submission, take a printout of Form 3 and send it along with the documents duly signed by the Occupier to the “Chief Inspector of Factories, within 15 days from the date of Submission.

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