N.-W.F.P. Factories Canteen Rules 1979

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N.-W.F.P. FACTORIES CANTEEN RULES, 1979

[ N.W.F.P. Govt. Gaz. Extr. 19 August. 1981. p. 79. ]

[No. SOL. I‑46‑-15^th^ July, 1981. Rules make by Govt. of N. W. F. P. in exercise of the powers conferred by section 24 of the Factories Act, 1934, (XXV of 1934).]

1. Short title, extent and commencement.‑---(1) These rules may be called the North‑West Frontier Province Factories. Canteen Rules, 1979.

(2) They shall extend to the whole of Province of the North‑West Frontier Province.

(3) They shall come into force at once.

2. Definitions.‑---In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires;‑

(a) 'Act' means the Factories Act, 1934;

(b) 'Chief' Inspector means the officer appointed under sub‑section (2) of section 10 of the Act;

(c) 'Government' means the Government of the North‑West Frontier Province;

(d) 'Inspector' means an officer appointed under sub‑section (1) of section 10 of the Act, and includes an 'additional Inspector' appointed under sub‑section (5) of section 10 of the Act.

3. Canteens.‑---(1) The occupier of every factory specified by Govern ment by notification in the official gazette, wherein more than two hundred and fifty workers are ordinarily employed, shall provide in or near the factory an adequate canteen according to the standards prescribed in these rules, and the occupier of the factory shall make the services of the Canteen available to the workers within a period of six months from the cat: of such notification; provided that Government may, for sufficient reasons, extend 'the period by order in writing in respect of any specified factory,

(2) The occupier of a factory shall submit for the approval of the Chief Inspector, plans and a site, plan in duplicate of the building to be constructed or adopted for use as a canteen;

(3) The canteen building shall be situated not less than fifteen meters from any latrine, urinal, boiler house, coal stocks, ash dumps and any other source of dust, smoke or obnoxious fumes Provided that the Chief Inspector may in respect of any particular factory relax the provisions of this sub‑rule to such extent as may be reasonable in the circumstances and may require measures to be adopted to secure the essential purpose of this sub‑rule.

(4) The canteen building shall be constructed in accordance with the plans approved by the Chief Inspector and shall contain at least a dining hall, kitchen, store room and pantry and separate washing places for male female workers with utensils. The minimum height of the building shall be not less than four meters from floor level to the lowest part of the roof and all the walls and roofs shall be of suitably heat resisting materials and shall be waster proof.

(5) The floor and inside walls upto the height one meter from the floor shall be made of smooth and impervious materials and the remaining portion of the inside wails shall be smoothed by cement plaster or in other manner approved by the Chief Inspector.

(6) The doors and windows shall be of fly‑proof construction and shall allow adequate ventilation.

(7) The canteen shall be sufficiently lighted at all times when any person has access to it.

(8) (a) in every canteen‑‑

(i) all inside walls of rooms and all celilings, passages and staircases shall be lime‑washed or colour‑washed at least once in every three years; provided that inside walls of the kitchen shall be lime‑washed once in every four months;

(ii) all wood‑work shall be varnished or painted once in every three years; and

(iii) all internal structural iron or steel work shall be varnished or painted once in three years.

(b) Records of dates on which lime‑washing, colour washing, varnishing car painting is carried out shall be maintained in a Register in Form A annexed to these rules.

(9) The precincts of the canteen shall be kept clean and in good sanitary condition. Waste watt shall be carried away in suitably covered drains and shall not be allowed to accumulate so as to cause nuisance. Suitable arrangements shall be made for the collection and disposal of garbage.

(10) Effective and suitable provisions shall be made in every part of the canteen for securing and maintaining adequate ventilation for circulation of fresh air.

Dining Hall.‑‑-- (1) The dining hall shall accommodate at least thirty par cent of the workers at a time; provided that Government may, in respect of any particular factory or class of factories, by an order in writing, alter the percentage of workers to be accommodated.

(2) The floor area of the dining hall, excluding the area occupied by the service counter and any furniture except tables and chairs, shall be not less than one square meter per worker to be accommodated under sub‑rule (1); provided that in the case of factories in existence at the commencement of these rules, where it is impracticable, owing to lack of space, to provide one square meter of floor area for each worker, such reduced floor area per worker shall be provided as may be approved in writing by the Chief inspector.

(3) A portion of the dining hall and service counter shall be partitioned off and reserved for women workers in proportion to their number. Washing place for women shall be screened to secure privacy.

(4) Sufficient tables with impervious tops and chairs or benches shall be provided for the workers to be accommodated under sub‑rule (1); provided that where the Chief Inspector is satisfied that satisfactory alter native arrangements have been or will be made, he may exempt any particular factory or class of factories from the provisions of this sub‑rule.

(5) A sufficient supply of soap and clean towels shall be provided at the washing places in the canteen, for the use of workers.

5. Equipment.‑--- (1) There shall b‑ provided and maintained sufficient utensils, crockery, cutlery, furniture and any other equipment necessary for efficient running of the canteen. Suitable clean clothes for the employees serving in the canteen shall also be provided and maintained.

(2) The furniture, utensils, and other equipment shall be kept hygienic. A service counter, if provided, shall have a top of smooth and impervious material Suitable facilities including an adequate supply of hot water shall be made for the cleaning of utensils and equipment.

(3) Adequate steps shall be taken at every place in, the canteen to prevent contamination of food, utensils, cutlery and other equipment,

(4) The expenditure of starting a canteen and the extention, thereof, including provision for equipment, furniture and utensils, shall be borne by the management.

6. Prices to be charged.‑--- (1) Food, drinks and other items served in the canteen shall be sold on non‑profit basis and the prices charged shall be subject to the approval of the Canteen Management Committee constituted under rule 8. In the event of the Committee not approving the price list or where the Committee is equally divided on the issue, tile price list shall be sent for ao0roval to the Chief Inspector whose decision thereon shall be final.

(2) The charges for the food‑stuff, beverages and arty other item served in the canteen shall be conspicuously displayed in the canteen in Urdu and in the vernacular of the majority of workers.

7. Accounts‑‑-- (1) All books of accounts, registers and any documents used in connection with the running of the shall, be produced on demand to an Inspector.

(2) The accounts pertaining to the Canteen shall be audited once in every year, by registered accountants and Auditors. The balance sheet prepared by the said auditors shall be submitted to the Canteen Management Committee, not later than two months after the closing of the audited accounts; provided that the accounts pertaining to Canteen in at Government factory having its own Accounts Department may be audited by such Department.

(3) The occupier shall appoint one of the persons nominated by him to be the Chairman of the Canteen Management Committee.

(4) The occupier shall determine and supervise the procedure for elections to the Canteen Management Committee. Should there be any dispute in regard the election of Workers representatives, the occupier shall refer the matter to the Chief Inspector whose decision shall be final.

(5) Not with standing any by‑election, the Canteen Management Com mittee shall be reconstituted every two years and the previous Committee shall hold office till such bane as the stew Committee takes charge.

(6) The Canteen Management Committee shall, from time to time, determine:‑

(a) the quality said quantity of food to be serer in the Canteen;

(b) the arrangement of the‑menu; ---

(c) time of meals in the Canteen; and

(d) any other matter incidental‑ to the Management of the Canteen.

(7) The Canteen Management Committee may in writing direct the occupier to provide in the Canteen, any item of foodstuff if it is satisfied that such item is in general demand, or is likely to be in general demand. Such direction shall .specify the size of each portion to be served, number of portions which shall be available and the frequency of serving the particular item per week. Such direction shall specify the time within which the direction shall be complied with.

8. Management Committee.‑--- The occupier shall appoint a Canteen Management Committee consisting of persons nominated by the occupier and the Collective Bargaining Agent, in the ratio of fifty fifty; provided that if there be no Collective Bargaining Agent in a Factory: the persons required to be nominated by the said Agent shall instead be elected by the workers. The number of personas to be nominated by Collective Bargaining Agent or, as the case may be, elected by the workers, which shall determine the number of persons to be nominated by the occupier, shall be in the pro portion of one for every one thousand workers, employed in the Factory subject to a maximum of, five and minimum of two,‑such workers.

9. Relaxation‑--- Any of these rules may be relaxed by the Chief Inspector, subject to such conditions as, I may deem fit to impose in the case of factories belonging no the same business groups, or amalgamation where centralized cooking in an approved industrial canteen is arranged for. Adequate arrangement to the satisfaction of the Chief inspector shall; however, be, made in such cases for the conveyance and proper distribution of the food cooked to the workers concerned as if a saparate canteen had actually been provided in each factory covered by this .relaxation.

10, Repeal.‑--- The West Pakistan Factories Canteen Rules, 1959, are repealed.

FORM A

Lime‑washing, Colour‑washing, Painting or Vanishing

|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|---------| | Part of factory e.g. name of room | Parts lime-washed, colour-washed, painted or varnished, e.g. walls, ceilings wood-works, etc. | Treatment whether lime-washed, colour-washed, was painted or varnished. | Date on which lime-washing, colour-washing was carried out (according to the English Calendar) | Signature of Occupier | Remarks |

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