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JS passes bill to check boiler-related accidents, ensure safety in industries

The Boilers Bill, 2022 was passed in Parliament on Sunday aiming to check boiler-related accidents and ensure safer work environment in industries by constructing and using standard boilers there.

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun moved the bill in the House which was passed by voice vote.

The bill will replace the Boiler Act, 1923.

As per the Bill, if anyone operates boilers without taking prior permission will face maximum two years of imprisonment or maximum fine of Tk 200,000 or both.

For building boilers without prior permission, the punishment will be the same.

One has to take license for repairing boiler, its violation is punishable. The punishment is maximum two years imprisonment or maximum Tk 200,000 fine or both.

For tempering the license of any boiler, the punishment is maximum two years imprisonment or maximum Tk 200,000 fine or both.

For transferring or handing over boiler to another person, the punishment is maximum one year imprisonment or maximum Tk 100,000 fine or both.

After any boiler accident, the user has to inform it to the authorities concerned immediately. For failure, the user will face maximum two years of imprisonment or maximum Tk 200,000 fine or both.

Source: United News of Bangladesh