Director General of Factory Advice Service

15/09/2022 0 By indiafreenotes

The office of the Chief Adviser of factories, which is now called Directorate General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, was setup in 1945 with the objective of advising Central and State Governments on administration of the Factories Act and coordinating the factory inspection services in the States. The Directorate General, Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) comprises:

  • Headquarters situated in Mumbai
  • Central Labour Institute in Mumbai
  • Regional Labour Institutes in Chennai, Kanpur, Kolkata and Faridabad.

The DGFASLI is an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India and serves as a technical arm to assist the Ministry in formulating national policies on occupational safety and health in factories and docks. It also advises factories on various problems concerning safety, health, efficiency and well – being of the persons at work places.

Objectives of DGFASLI

  • To provide technical advice and service to the Central and State Governments, and workplaces including factories and ports on matters related to safety, health and welfare of workers.
  • To develop legislations, standards, guidelines and codes of practices consistent with international instruments/standards on Safety, Health and Environment at workplaces.
  • To conduct studies, surveys and audits in the field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)
  • To enforce and promote Safety, Health and Environment in major ports in India.
  • To become a national repository of information on OSH and to promote OSH at workplaces.
  • To conduct seminars, workshops and training programmes on OSH
  • To encourage and provide best practices in the field of OSH.
  • To establish and develop research and development in the area of OSH and risk management.
  • To operate Award Schemes such as PMSA, VRP and NSA