New Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) Due to a staff crunch in the Labour department, the Delhi government has decided to authorise private agencies to test and certify elevators in the national capital. Sources said that as per a rough estimate, there were nearly 50,000 elevators in Delhi, but the department had only around 12 inspectors to test and certify them. The department has issued a notification authorising individuals to verify the installation of elevators in all the buildings in the city except the ones owned by DDA and PWD.
According to the government, the owner of every building, which has an elevator, will have to get it tested and certified from an authorised agency once a year. "In view of a staff crunch, it has been decided to authorise private agencies to test and certify the installation of elevators in all the buildings in the city," said a government official. He added that the decision was also influenced by the governments policy on ease of doing business as now, the building owners will not have to visit the offices of the department to get the elevators certified.