The Karnataka Factories Rules,1969

By Savithri Subramanian

The Factories Act is a social legislation that has been enacted for occupational safety, health, and welfare of workers at work place. The State of Karnataka has formulated its rules as envisaged under the Act and they are known as The Karnataka Factories Rules, 1969.


The Act is applicable to all factories engaged in manufacturing activities, including State and Central Government, in the premises wherein:

  • 10 or more workers are employed with the use of power.
  • 20 or more workers are employed without the use of power.
  • Less than 10 workers, if activity is notified by the State Government.

No fees for Trade License or General License from Small Scale Industries in Karnataka



Acts & Amendments

Circular – 27 February 2016 – No fees for Trade License or General License from SSI in Karnataka 

Bare Act

Karnataka Factory Rules, 1969 (84.5 KB)

Citizen Charter, Dept. of Factories & Boilers, Govt. of Karnataka

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