JS passes Boilers Bill
The Boilers Bill, 2022, which aims to check boiler-related accidents and ensure a safer work environment, was passed in the parliament yesterday.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun placed the bill that will replace the Boiler Act, 1923.
As per the bill, anyone who operates boilers without taking prior permission will face imprisonment of maximum two years or maximum Tk 2 lakh fine or both.
The punishment is the same for tempering the license of any boiler.
For transferring or handing over boiler to another person, the punishment is imprisonment of maximum one year or maximum Tk 1 lakh fine or both.
For building boilers without permission, the punishment is imprisonment of maximum two years or maximum Tk 2 lakh fine or both.
After any boiler accident, the user has to inform the authorities concerned immediately about the cause. For failure, they will be jailed for maximum two years or imposed maximum Tk 2 lakh fine or both.