The Bihar Government has, in a Gazette notification dated 18.11.2020 issued the Factories (Bihar Amendment) Act, 2020 (“Amendment”). The Amendment is in furtherance to the Factories (Bihar Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (“Ordinance”) that was issued in July this year.
The Amendment is effective immediately and is repealing the earlier Ordinance.
Additionally, through the present Amendment , a new sub-section (5-A) is also being inserted after Section 5 which deals with “Power to exempt during public emergency”.
Through the newly inserted sub-section, the State Government has been vested with the power to exempt any new factory or class or description of news factories which are established and whose commercial production start, from all or any of the provisions of this Act for a period of one thousand days from the date on which such commercial production start.
[“new factories” means such factory or class or description of factories which are established and whose commercial production start within a period of one thousand days after the commencement of the Factories (Bihar Amendment) Act, 2020.]
Source: Government of Bihar