The ILO Brief - Labour Inspection Governance in Bangladesh

Labour inspection is the prime responsibility of DIFE, alongside approval of factory layout plans, licensing, inspection of working conditions, OSH, and labour welfare. This brief delineates the key functions of DIFE, the reforms currently underway (with technical support and guidance from the ILO) and further areas for improvement.

News | Dhaka | 11 November 2020
The areas that require further work are: transparency, accountability and credibility in labour inspection system through the full implementation of the Labour Inspection Management Application (LIMA); professionalization of Labour Inspection Services; ongoing reviews and revisions to the BLA and the Bangladesh Labour Rules for greater clarification of some legal terms; greater resource allocation for a balance between awareness raising and enforcing compliance; significant labour court reforms; bolstering DIFE’s capacity and the promotion of a strong OSH culture.