REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTHORIZATION FOR ERECTION, MAINTENANCE, INSPECTION AND TESTING OF LIFTS OR ESCALATORS

1. Requirements for authorization.-

An application for authorization for erection , maintenance, inspection and testing of lifts or escalator, as the case may be, under the provisions of rule 13 of the TamilNadu Lifts and Escalators Rules,1997 may be made in the prescribed Form - “J” along with the prescribed fee by a person fulfi lling the following criteria:-

(i) shall have an independent offi ce premises with an independent telephone connection within the State of Tamil Nadu.

(ii) shall have to produce a certifi cate from any nationalized bank to the eff ect that he is solvent to the extent of rupees eight lakh.

(iii) shall have in his regular employment the following minimum staff . (copies of appointment letter, proof of academic qualifi cation and fi eld experience to be enclosed).

(a) At least one engineer possessing (i) a degree in mechanical engineering or its equivalent qualifi cation from the recognized university or institution and having an experience of at least fi ve years in the fi eld of lifts or escalators, as the case may be; or (ii) a diploma in mechanical engineering from a recognized Institute and having an experience of at least eight years in the fi eld of lifts or escalators, as the case may be.

(b) At least one engineer possessing (i) a degree in electrical and electronics engineering or its equivalent qualifi cation from the recognized university or institution and having an experience of atleast fi ve years in the fi eld of lifts or escalators as the case may be or (ii) a diploma in electrical engineering from a recognized Institute and having an experience of at least eight years in the fi eld of lifts or escalators as the case may be.

(c) At least one person possessing a certifi cate in the trade of electrical or electronics from the Industrial Training Institute or any other recognized Institution and possessing Wireman competency certifi cate issued by Tamil Nadu Electrical Licensing Board and having an experience of at least fi ve years in the fi eld of Lifts or escalators, as the case may be.

(d) Erection staff of one Industrial Training Institute electrician, one Industrial Training Institute fi tter and one helper for erecting every ten new lifts/ escalators to be erected in a year.

(e) Maintenance staff of one Industrial Training Institute electrician, one Industrial Training Institute fi tter and one helper for every fi fty lifts/ escalators to be maintained in a year and;

(f) Clerk/attendant round the clock having the presence in the service station for responding to the complaint calls from the owners.

(iv) shall have a workshop in his own possession within the State of Tamil Nadu equipped with minimum area of 100 square meters with independent facility and telephone and separate power connection of at least 15 HP Such workshop shall be equipped with the following minimum machineries and testing instruments either stationary or portable. 

(a) Lathe machine.

(b) Drill machine

(c) Welding machine of 5 kVA or above.

(d) Hacksaw machine

(e) Chain pulley block of 3 tonne capacity.

(f) Standard weight trolley

(g) Clip-on meter for measurement of voltage , current etc.,

(h) Tachometer

(i) Megger

(j) Earth tester Provided that when the authorized person is having his own manufacturing unit within the State of Tamil Nadu, he shall not be required to have a separate workshop but he shall be required to have the minimum machineries and instruments as mentioned above.

(v) shall have necessary safety gadgets, like safety belts and head gears for entire staff engaged in the work of erection and maintenance.

(vi) shall have suitable means of transportation at his disposal for transportation of material.

(vii) shall have group insurance covering all staff Provided that a staff register and the relevant records related with erection, testing and maintenance work shall be maintained by such person and the same shall be produced for verifi cation as and when directed by the Chief inspector. The specimens of such staff register as well as the guide lines to be followed for maintaining the records of erection, testing and maintenance shall be prescribed by the Chief Inspector.

(2) Fee for authorization:- Every such application shall be made in Form ‘’J” for the issue of certifi cate for authorization to the Chief Inspector along with a challan remitted into Government Treasury or by means of electronic payment through the website https://www.tnei.tn.gov.in for a fee of,

(a) Rs.20,000/- (Rupees Twenty Thousand only) in case of erection and maintenance of the lifts;

(b) Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) in case of maintenance of the lifts;

(c) Rs.20,000/- (Rupees Twenty Thousand only) in case of erection and maintenance of the Escalators;

(d) Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) in case of maintenance of the Escalators.

3. Documents tobe enclosed along with renewal application :- Every authorization granted under rule 14 shall be valid for a year. The authorization may be renewed on an application made in that behalf to the Chief Inspector along with following documents before three months from the date of expiry of licence.

(a) Certificate of Authorization in original.

(b) A receipted challan in original

(c) A copy of the staff register attested by a gazetted offi cer.

(d) A statement indicating the numbers of lifts or escalators erected during the valid period of authorisation.

(e) Number of lifts or escalators maintained during the valid period of authorisation.

(f) A certifi cate from any nationalized bank to the eff ect that the applicant continues to be solvent to the extent of Rupees eight lakhs.

(g) A copy of the application made, if any, for renewal of the registration granted under the Factories Act, 1948.

(h) Updated list of machineries, equipment and testing instruments in possession.

(i) Details of safety gadgets for staff .

(j) Details of vehicles in possession for transportation of materials.