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The Central Inspection System has been implemented by the Government of Tamil Nadu to ensure timely and synchronized inspections among various departments i.e. Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Labour Department, Boilers Department, and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. This system is aimed to ensure mutual information sharing among these departments and enable departments to plan their inspections effectively.
The Central Inspection System (CIS) is a critical enabler in the “Ease of Doing Business” framework that aims to achieve the objective of simplifying business regulations and bring in transparency and accountability in inspections. The key features of the CIS are summarized below:
  • It will aid in streamlining the inspection procedures of select departments in the State of Tamil Nadu
  • It will ensure timely and synchronized inspections between various departments
  • It will bring clarity in inspections, its frequency and reduce duplications, where applicable
  • It will improve cooperation and coordination between inspection authorities
  • It will enable unified review of information about past inspections, schedule of inspections, and access to inspection report of all concerned Competent Authorities.
Key Features
The Central Inspection System has been established by integrating the web based online inspection system of departments such as Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Labour Department, and Boilers Department. The key features of the Central Inspection System in Tamil Nadu are as follows:
  • Scheduling of Inspections: The Central Inspection System generates a computerized list of units to be inspected based on risk levels of the enterprise as defined by the concerned department.
  • Allocation of the inspection resources: The Central Inspection System shall display the computerized allocation of staff for inspection as determined by the concerned department’s online system. This is based on a risk assessment done by the department based on analysis of industries data and/ or predefined parameters. The Central Inspection System shall also display the Inspection forms/ templates/ notice sent by department to concerned industry before the inspection process.
  • Inspection Reports: The Central Inspection System shall make available the inspection reports prepared and uploaded by Inspection Officer of concerned department as per the timelines defined by concerned department. In case of non-compliance identified during inspection, the Central Inspection System shall trigger an alert email along with the inspection report substantiating the same to all the other departments that are part of the Central Inspection System. This will help other departments to re-assess the risk categorization of the industry concerned or take pro-active corrective measures.
Key Benefits

The key benefits envisaged from an integrated Central Inspection System are as follows:

  • Effective planning, scheduling of compliance inspections by ensuring that inspector visits are communicated in advance to an industry.
  • Data collected through inspections by a department can be used effectively across other departments. This would help in effective analysis of inspection data and provide guidance to departments in categorizing risk for particular industries by incorporating compliance history as one of the risk-determination criteria.

Institutional Mechanism for monitoring Central Inspection System

To review the Central Inspection System regularly, a State-level Inspection Group (SIG) has been constituted. The State-level Inspection Group (SIG) shall be headed by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guidance Tamil Nadu and its composition shall be as follows:

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Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Guidance Tamil Nadu



Director, Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health 



Chairman, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board



Commissioner, Labour Department 



Director, Directorate of Boilers