The Office of the Chief Inspector of Boiler has decided to allow the industry owners to renew their boiler certificates till next June without any fines.
The office under the Ministry of Industries said on Wednesday the chance to renew boiler certificates without fine has been given considering the loss that the industries have been incurring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the circular, the certificates that expired between March and May 2020 can be renewed until June by paying only the regular fees. The industry owners will not have to count any fine for this.
Industrial boilers are closed vessels that use a fuel source or electricity to heat water or generate steam for industrial heating and humidification applications.
Currently, there are 12,236 registered boilers operating in the country under the Office of the Chief Inspector of Boiler. According to the rules, each boiler certificate has to be renewed annually with a certain amount of fee.
Among the boilers, 542 were due to be renewed in March, 613 in April and 520 in May. In March, 370 boiler certificates were renewed.