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 Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) is a representative body of Government agencies, growers, industry & trade. It advises the Government generally on matters pertaining to production, consumption and marketing of cotton, and also provides a forum for liaison among the cotton textile mill industry, the cotton growers, the cotton trade and the government. The tenure of the CAB is two years. Vide Resolution dated 28.1.2015, present Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) and Consultative Committee of CAB were constituted under the Chairpersonship of Textile Commissioner w.e.f. 1.1.2015 for a period of two years, which has been further extended till the re-constitution of new Board vide Order dated 25.04.2017.
The Cotton Advisory Board draws up the Cotton Balance Sheet. The Board operates on a two tier mechanism i.e., through a Consultative Committee which seeks inputs from the cotton growers, cotton trade and cotton mills. The Consultative Committee meets prior to the formal meeting of the Cotton Advisory Board. The inputs of the Consultative Committee recommendations are considered by the CAB.

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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