Working Groups for the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012)

Village and Small Enterprises (VSE) components of Ministry of Textiles viz Handloom, Handicrafts, Powerloom, Sericulture and Wool

Dated 08 June 2006

In the context of the preparation of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012), it has been decided to set up a Working Group on Village and Small Enterprises (VSE) components of Ministry of Textiles viz Handloom, Handicrafts, Powerloom, Sericulture and WoolThe terms of reference and composition of the Working Group will be as follows:

I. Terms of Reference

  1. To examine the current status of the VSE components of Ministry of Textiles in the global context and the impact of liberalization on them, especially the threats and opportunities.
  2. To suggest ways and means for enlarging the scope of productive employment in the VSE components of the Ministry of Textile, keeping in view the objectives of balanced regional development, poverty alleviation and equitable distribution of economic benefits.
  3. To review the likely achievement of levels of demand, capacity, production, etc. by the end of 2006-07, in relation to the targets fixed for the Tenth Five Year Plan and to analyse the deviations, if any, and to suggest appropriate actions for future.
  4. To identify key areas to explore ways for implementing public, private partnership model in identified areas for sustainable development of sectors.
  5. To estimate the level of exports of VSE components during 2011-12 taking into account the past performance, present trends, pattern of world trade and globalization of textile trade.
  6. To suggest measures for preparing comprehensive data base and evolve mechanism for its periodic update.                      .
  7. To arrive at realistic estimates of production in the decentralized sectors, sector-wise and variety-wise, keeping in view the basic principle for providing employment to the masses.
  8. To benchmark various segments of domestic industry against the global industry and suggest ways and means to make all sections of domestic industry internationally competitive.
  9. To examine the availability of raw materials and suggest suitable measures for optimum product-mix, so as to achieve maximum benefits from the available resources.
  10. To suggest methods by which rationalization of labour could be accomplished so as to achieve maximum labour productivity through scientific workload.
  11. To assess the status of the R and D programmes and suggest ways for proper utilization of the programmes.
  12. To suggest measures for integration of Information Technology, automation, networking for improving overall productivity and quality of products.
  13. To review the existing coverage of developmental schemes/ programmes for SC/ST/Minorities/Women engaged in the sector and to suggest specific measures for their upliftment and promotion.
  14. To suggest measures for protecting Intellectual Property Rights, xv)     To make such other recommendations as may be appropriate.

II. Composition of Working Group

1. Secretary, Ministry of Textiles Chairperson
2. Secretary (Agriculture) or his representative (not below the rank of Joint Secretary), Krishi Bhawan , New Delhi Member
3. Secretary (Rural Development), or his representative(not below the rank of Joint Secretary) Shashtri Bhawan, New Delhi Member
4. Director General, CAPART, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Member
5. Adviser, VSE, Planning Commission Member
6. Development Commissioner (Handlooms) Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi Member
7. Ms. Tinoo Joshi, Secretary General, FIEO, PHD House, Hauz Khas, New Delhi Member
8. Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), West Block No. 7 , R K Puram Sector-1 New Delhi Member
9. Joint Secretary, Dept. of Development of N.E.Region Member
10 Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Member
11. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Devp. Member
12. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs Member
13. CEO, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Mumbai Member
14. Ms. Jaya Jaitely, Dastkar Haat Samity, New Delhi Member
15 Member-Secy, Central Silk Board, Bangalore Member
16 Representative of IDBI Member
17 Representative of SIDBI Member
18. Representative of NABARD Member
19. Representative of Powerloom Industry Member
20. President, Indian Woolen Mills Federation, Mumbai Member
21. Director, Central Wool Development Board Member
22. Representative of e-Bay, Mumbai Member
23. Mr. William Bissel, Fab India, New Delhi Member
24. Shri Haresh Shah, CPKVI, Mumbai Member
25 Shri Rashid K. Kidwai, Grassroots Trading Network for Women, Mumbai Member
26. Shri Adarsh Kumar, Executive Director, AIACA, D-602, Ground Floor, Chittranjan Park New Delhi, 110019 Member

III. The Chairman of the Working Group may include additional term(s) of reference in consultation with Member (VSE), Planning Commission, who is Chairman of the concerned Steering Committee.

IV The Chairman of the Working Group may co-opt any other Expert as member of the Group. The Working Group may also constitute sub-group (s), if so desired

V. The expenditure on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be borne by the parent Department/Ministry to which the official belongs as per the rules of entitlement applicable to him. The non-official members of the Committee will be entitled to TA/DA as permissible to Grade-I officers of the Government of India under SR 190(a) and this expenditure will be borne by the Ministry of Textiles.

VI. The Working Group shall submit its report to the Chairperson of the Steering on VSE Sector within six months from the date of this order.

VII Shri Shashi Kant, Deputy Adviser , Planning Commission, Room No.332, Yojana Bhawan (Tel: 23096765) will act as a Nodal officer and any further communication in this regard may be made with the Nodal officer.