1. Development Council shall perform
such functions of a kind specified in the Second Schedule as may be assigned
to it by the central Government and for whose exercise by the Development
Council it appears to the Central Government expedient to provide in order
to increase the efficiency or productivity in the scheduled industries for
which the Development Council is established.
2. The Development
Council has 25 members including the Chairman and Member Secretary.
The Development Council is the highest body constituted by the Government of
India to look in to the affairs of the pulp, paper and allied industries. It
is deemed to perform such functions of a kind specified in the Second
schedule as may be assigned to it by the central government.
Council monitors the health of the sector at a macro level and helps the
government in formulation of policy and related rules for the benefit of the
pulp and paper industry.
5. The council gets a budgetary provision
against the cess funds collected by the Government of India. These Cess
grants are dedicated to the Research and Development activities for the
pulp, paper and allied industries. The grant is considered on a case basis
by the cess committee.
6. The common problems and aspiration of the
industry are discussed in the council and measures are adopted for the same.
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