Factory Inspections Go Digital via Shram Inspection Mobile Portal for Labour Employer App

Simple App

Gujarat has become one of the first states in the country where the inspections of factories have become paperless.

August 25, 2020 Gandhinagar: On directions of CM Shri Vijay Rupani, the Shram Inspection Mobile Portal for Labour Employer (SIMPLE) App, which was introduced by the Labour and Employment department for inspections earlier this year, has resulted in making the inspection process transparent and quicker.

The Labour and Employment department had introduced the SIMPLE app in February, and it is being used by the Directorate of Labour and Directorate of Boilers at the time of conducting inspections in industrial units.

“In just about six months, the SIMPLE app has been used in close to 3,000 inspections. It has helped in making the whole process transparent and hassle-free.

It has proved to be an effective tool for paperless processes and effective compliance with the required labour laws,” said Vipul Mittra, additional chief secretary, Labour and Employment department.

Prior to the introduction of the SIMPLE App, remarks related to findings of inspections of industrial units were uploaded later.

However, the App allows the same to be done from the scene of inspection. The inspection report can be issued to the industry concerned in no time.

“Authenticity of the inspection is assured by the App as it allows geotagging of the location of inspection.

It also has the facility to capture geotagged visual evidence of documents/ certificates. It allows instant verification of the inspection notes and reports,” Mittra explained.

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Mittra added that the Management Information System (MIS) reports are available easily and quickly, and one does not need to spend time in the filing, searching, and retrieving documents.