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About CIF

The need for a central inspection framework is to address the common complaints about ambiguity, duplication and overlapping mandates between inspection authorities, and a general lack of cooperation and coordination. Currently, industrial establishments are receiving multiple visits from different bodies often checking on the same things, and, on some occasions, contradicting each other.

As part of “Ease of Doing Business” framework, improving the inspection framework has become a critical parameter in ensuring clarity on inspections, frequency of inspections, and reducing duplications. This Inspection Framework aims to achieve the objective of simplifying business regulations and bring in transparency and accountability in inspections.

The Government of Odisha through resolution No 193734000120153844/I dated 10.06.2015, has constituted a Central Inspection Co-ordination Group under the Chairmanship of Development Commissioner with the following members :

Development Commissioner –cum-ACS Chairman
Principal Secretary to Government, Industries Department Member
Principal Secretary to Government, Labour & E.S.I Department Member
Secretary, H&UD Member
Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Odisha Member
Labour Commissioner Member
Secretary, MSME Department Member
Director, Factories & Boilers Member
Member Secretary, OPCB Member
Chairman-cum-Managing Director, IPICOL Member-Convener

The functions of CIF are as follows

  • Develop transparent checklists and procedures.
  • Ensure synchronised inspections of Factories & Boilers, Labour Directorate and Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OPCB).
  • Establish the framework for risk based inspections.
  • Develop modalities for conducting surprise inspections.
  • Empanel third party inspector, wherever applicable.
  • 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.