After handloom, powerloom board scrapped by govt

NEW DELHI: Following the all India handicrafts and handloom boards, the ministry of textiles has disbanded another advisory human body — the All India Powerloom Board and notified a adjust in the status of all eight Textiles Investigation Associations (TRAs) — expressing they now stop to be “affiliated bodies” of the ministry. The TRAs will now be “approved bodies” for conducting tests, exploration and developmental actions similar to the textiles sector.

As for every the gazette notification the selections are cited to be in line — as was explained in the situation of the handicrafts and handloom boards — with the Centre’s “minimum authorities, greatest governance” basic principle. It is stated that the phase demonstrates a vision for a “leaner authorities machinery and for systematic rationalisation of authorities bodies”.

The August 6 notification on the Textiles Investigation Associations states that from now on, “any disposal, sale, transfer of belongings produced

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