About CIS

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The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Government of India, as a part of Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) from 2015-16 has suggested inspection reforms primarily based on the principles of transparency, streamline risk based regulation and automation i.e. uploading procedures, mandating time lines, risk rating of business automating process etc.

As a part of the Business Reforms Action Plan for 2017-18, The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has proposed every State to develop and implement a Central Inspection System (CIS) (integrated risk based shared inspection system) covering multiple implementing agencies and compliance behaviour of specific business. A good regulatory practices for business inspection requires coordination of various inspection agencies to ensure that all relevant risks are properly address during inspection process.

The State Government has also adopted the Ease of Doing Business practices in accordance to its Make in Maharashtra campaign. The Labour Department has adopted and implemented various business reforms suggested by the DIPP as per the Business Reforms Action Plan.

Various wings of Labour Department and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board were independently carrying out inspection of business and compliance thereof. Integration of these systems is necessary. Therefore, it was under the consideration of the State Government to develop a Central Inspection System (CIS) for all the Labour Legislation enforcing wings of the Labour Department namely Commissioner of Labour, Director of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH), Commissioner, Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board (MLWB) and the Inspection System of The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

The policy matters with reference to the Central Inspection System will be decided by the State Level Planning Committee. The Committee shall develop module for online inspection system, randomised online selection of establishments and third party certification through Central Inspection System. The State Level Planning Committee shall be a State Level Body mainly to implement advice, regulate and monitor the functioning of the CIS. The constitution of State Level Planning Committee shall be as follows:

Principal Secretary (Labour) Chairman
Member Secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board Member
Commissioner of Labour Member
Director, of Industrial Safety and Health Member
Commissioner of Labour Welfare Fund Member
Deputy Secretary (Labour) Member Secretary

State Level Planning Committee will look after the broad policy and procedure of the CIS The function of State Level Planning Committee will be as follows,


1. Design and develop online inspection system for scheduling of inspections.

2. The system shall further assign inspections automatically and shall allow online filing of inspections reports and generation of reports, if needed. It shall also support mobile and email alerts. Avoid multiplicity of inspections and inspectors.

3. Allow third party certification instead of Departmental Inspection under all the Labour and Environment / Pollution Control Laws for low and medium risk industry.

4. Develop an IT framework to allow complete data sharing between all participating department, inspections reports generation and management, mobile / e-mail access, automated scheduling of inspection and work schedules of inspectors.

5. To ensure that the Central Inspection process optimises the resources allotted.

6. Undertake training and development programme for various departments regarding Central Inspection System.

7. To formulate forms for MIS and to improve the procedure of inspection so as to make it more effective.

8. Decide annual plan for inspection by various concerned departments.

9. Review the functioning of the CI system and the performance of each office integrated in the CIS. Government Resolution No.: MISC 2017/CR 83/Labour 9
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10. To build capacity of the inspector and inspectorate by introducing training to enhance skill. To introduce cross training of the inspector for different inspection to optimise use of resources.


The actual functioning of the Central Inspection System shall be carried out by a Joint Monitoring Committeeconsist of the Head of the Office of the offices integrated in the Central Inspection System. The constitution of Joint Monitoring Committee shall be as follows:

Member Secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board Chairman
Commissioner of Labour Member
Director, of Industrial Safety and Health Member
Commissioner of Labour Welfare Fund Member
Assistant Secretary(Technical), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board Member Secretary

The function of Joint Monitoring Committee will be as follows,


1. To oversee the proper functioning of CIS module.

2. To supervise that the allotted establishment is properly inspected and inspection remarks are uploaded in 48 hours and give necessary instructions to concerned department

3. To prioritise and determine the frequency of visits for each establishment.

4. To develop comprehensive checklist and formats for inspections and update the same.

5. To conduct review meeting after every two months to evaluate the performance of each inspector.

6. To develop tool kit with the relevant process, standard operating procedures, forms, check list and guidelines for communication between the Central and Field Officers.

7. To develop training module for the inspectors and to conduct regular training.

The functions of CIS are as follows

  • Synchronise multiple inspections and all inspections will be directed through CIS
  • Online inspection schedule to be generated through the CIS system for scheduling of inspections.
  • The selection of establishments for inspection is done using computerised risk assessment and allocation of inspectors.
  • Allow third party certification instead of Departmental Inspection under all the Labour and Environment / Pollution Control Laws for low and medium risk industry.
  • Inspector scheduling on rotational basis i.e. mandate that same inspector cannot perform two consecutive inspections of the same business.
  • The final report to be uploaded on CIS system (Public domain) within 48 hours after the inspection
  • The Visit Report compliance evaluation will be done by the concerned department at the appropriate authority level depending upon the Industry type.
  • The concerned department’s field staff will visit the Industry jointly whenever the CIS system generates joint visit else otherwise the concerned field staff will visit the industry, independently, on a specified date.

The CIA shall also be responsible for monitoring the performance of field offices and collecting regular reports at suitable intervals, and then aggregating these reports to determine benchmark achievements against plans.