Advisory Bodies

All India Powerloom Board

All India Powerloom Board was first constituted as an Advisory Board to the Government of India in November, 1981 with the aim to advise the Government generally on matters concerning the healthy development of Powerlooms within the power operated weaving sector including measures to be taken to achieve better productivity, increased efficiency, improve welfare of workers and locational dispersal of Powerlooms. The Government of India reconstitutes AIPB from time to time.

The present AIPB was reconstituted for a period of two years vide Notification No.8/8/2007-PL dated 23.12.2013. It has representatives of the Central and State Governments, Powerloom Federation, Associations of Powerloom, Textile Industry as its members and is headed by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Textiles as the Chairman.

All India Handloom Board

The All India Handloom Board was constituted on 23rd January, 1992 with the aim to advise the Government in formulating policy for the overall development of the handloom sector under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of Textiles with official members from the Central and state Governments and non-official members from the handloom industry. Thereafter, the All India Handloom Board has been reconstituted from time to time. The present AIHB was reconstituted for a period of two years vide Notification No.1/27/2011-DCH/Coordination/AIHB dated 2nd January, 2014. The 1st meeting of re-constituted All India Handloom Board was convened on 17th February, 2014 at New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of Textiles.

All India Handicrafts Board

The All India Handicrafts Board is an advisory body under the Chairmanship of the Minister of Textiles. The Board was reconstituted vide this office notification No. K-12012/5/5/2013-Planning dated 27.12.2013 for a period of two years. The present strength of the Board is 114 Members comprising of Chairman, Co-Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, 14 official Members, 8 Institutional Members including Member Secretary and 88 Nonofficial Members, in the reconstituted All India Handicrafts Board. It gives its advice to the Government in formulation of the overall Development Programmes in Handicrafts Sector, keeping in view socio-Economic cultural and artistic perspective.

Cotton Advisory Board

The Ministry of Textiles vide Revolution No. 1/7/2012-Cotton dated 9th January, 2013 reconstituted the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) for a tenure of two years w.e.f. 01.01.2013 the reconstituted CAB consists of two tier committee viz. Consultative Committee and Main Committee. The Consultative Committee comprises of representatives from Central Govt. State Govt., Textile Industry, Cotton Trade, Ginning & Pressing Sector and Other nominated members and now has total 52 members in the committee. The Consultative Committee provides inputs regarding estimate of Cotton Production, Consumption, Import and Export. The said inputs are then placed before the main committee. The Main Committee comprises of representatives from Central Govt., State Govt., State Co-op Cotton Growers’ Marketing Federation and Cotton Research and Development and has total 18 members in the committee. The Main Committee considers the inputs made available by the Consultative Committee and arrives at State-wise area & production estimate and draws the Cotton Balance Sheet.

Cotton Yarn Advisory Board

Cotton Yarn Advisory Board which was originally constituted in September, 2010 and last reconstituted vide Notification dated 25th June 2012, for two years and since extended upto 30th June, 2014 has been reconstituted vide this Ministry’s Notification No. 9/4/2010-TUFS dated 06th August, 2014.

Jute Advisory Board

The Jute Advisory Board headed by Secretary (Textiles) advises the government generally on matters pertaining to jute falling within the purview of Jute and Jute Textiles Control Order-2000 including production estimates of jute and mesta. The Board was reconstituted on 23.06.2014 for a period of two years.

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