Factories Act, 1948
7. Notice by occupier
(1) The occupier shall, at least fifteen days before he begins to occupy or use any premises as a factory, send to the Chief Inspector a written notice containing-
(a) The name and situation of the factory;
(b) the name and address of the occupier;
23[(bb) the name and address of the owner of the premises or building (including the precincts thereof) referred to in section 93;]
(c) the address to which communications relating to the factory may be sent;
(d) the nature of the manufacturing process-
(i) carried on in the factory during the last twelve months in the case of factories in existence on the date of the commencement of this Act; and
(ii) to be carried on in the factory during the next twelve months in the case of all factories;
5[(e) the total rated horse power installed or to be installed in the factory, which shall not include the rated horse power of any separate stand-by plant;]
(f) the name of the manager of the factory for the purposes of this Act;
(g) the number of workers likely to be employed in the factory;
(h) the average number of workers per day employed during the last twelve months in the case of a factory in existence on the date of the commencement of this Act;
(i) such other particulars as may be prescribed.
(2) In respect of all establishments which come within the scope of the Act for the first time, the occupier shall send a written notice to the Chief Inspector containing the particulars specified in sub-section (1) within thirty days from the date of the commencement of this Act.
(3) Before a factory engaged in a manufacturing process which is ordinarily carried on for less than one hundred and eighty working days in the year resumes working, the occupier shall send a written notice to the Chief Inspector containing the particulars specified in sub-section (1) 24[at least thirty days] before the date of the commencement of work.
(4) Whenever a new manager is appointed, the occupier shall send to the 25[Inspector a written notice and to the Chief Inspector a copy thereof] within seven days from the date on which such person takes over charge.
(5) During any period for which no person has been designated as manager of a factory or during which the person designated does not manage the factory, any person found acting as a manager, or if no such person is found, the occupier himself, shall be deemed to be the manager of the factory for the purposes of this Act.