23[4. Power to declare different departments to be separate factories or two or more factories to be a single factory
The State Government may, 20[on its own motion or] may, on writing, 20[and subject to such conditions as it may deem fit],that for all or any of the purposes of this Act different departments of branches of a factory of the occupier specified in the application shall be treated as a single factory.]
20[Provided that no order under this section shall be made by the State Govt. on its own motion unless an opportunity of being heard is given to the occupier.
20. Ins. by Act 20 of 1987
23. Subs. by Act 25 of 1954