Welcome to Department of Factories

The Factories Department is basically a regulatory department functioning under the administrative control of the Principal Secretary to the Government, Labour, Employment, Training, Factories & Boilers Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

The Department is vested with the responsibility of ensuring the safety, health and welfare of about 7.17 lakh workers employed in about 26,400 registered factories by implementing the following legislations:
(i) The Factories Act, 1948 & Andhra Pradesh Factories Rules
(ii) The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and Andhra Pradesh Payment of Wages Rules (in respect of Factories )
(iii) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and Rules (in respect of Factories)
(iv) Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Rules - 1989 (in respect of Factories)
(v) Chemical Accidents (Emergency planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules 1996