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Central Inspection Framework for Industrial Enterprises

Inspections ensure that the enterprises are following the requisite legal & regulatory framework and minimizing risk for the employees. Odisha has under taken several inspection related reforms, primary one being the setting up of a Central Inspection Framework.

The central inspection framework was created to address the common complaints about ambiguity, duplication and overlapping mandates between inspection authorities, and perceived lack of co-operation and co-ordination. The central inspection framework created by the Government eliminates the process of multiple visits to the same enterprises and synchronizes various inspections. This framework aims to achieve the objective of simplifying business regulations and bring in transparency and accountability in inspections.


The Government has constituted the Central Inspection Co-ordination Group (CICG) which co-ordinates the inspection related activities for all the listed enterprises. The major functions of the CICG are as follows:

  1. Develop transparent checklists and procedures
  2. Ensure synchronized inspections of Factories & Boilers, Labour Department and Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB)
  3. Establish the framework for risk based inspections
  4. Develop modalities for conducting surprise inspections
  5. Empanel third party inspector, wherever applicable
  6. Undertake capacity building initiatives


The CIGG 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.

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