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Textile commissioner


The Office of the Textile Commissioner (TXC) was established in 1943 during the Second World War period for arranging the supply of cloth to the defence forces as well as civilian population.  After the end of World War II, the Textile Commissioner was given the regulatory function of administering the prices, distribution and control of certain varieties of cloth meant for civilian consumption in the post-war conditions of scarcity. However, after Independence this office has assumed a developmental role and has contributed towards modernization and holistic all round growth of all segments of the textiles & clothing industry. The Textile Commissioner acts as the principal technical advisor to the Ministry of Textiles. TXC carries out techno-economic surveys and advises the government on the general economic health of the textiles industry through its eight Regional Offices at Amritsar, Noida, Indore, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Navi Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

The office of the Textile Commissioner coordinates and provides guidance to 46 Powerloom Service Centres (PSC) that are functioning throughout the country, of which 15  are  directly under the administrative control of the Textiles Commissioner and remaining 31 functioning under the Textiles Research Associations and State Government Agencies. These PSCs cater the skilled manpower to the textile & clothing industry and technical consultancy/ services to the decentralised Powerloom sector.

This office looks after the licensing system and various developmental work in respect of the following with vested powers under the various Acts, Orders, Notifications issue by Govt. of India:-

  • Licensing and Registration   
  • Cotton and Raw Material
  • Development of Powerloom Sector
  • Export Promotion
  • Monitoring the availability and the prices of hank yarn
  • Information and administration
  • Textile Workers’ Rehabilitation Fund Scheme (TWRFS)
  • Consumer Protection Measures 
  • Planning and budgeting inputs

The Office also implements and monitors various developmental and promotional schemes on Technical Textiles, Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) for the modernization of the Textiles and Jute industry, 30 % 20% and 15% Margin Money Subsidy Schemes, Group Workshed Scheme, Integrated Skill Development Scheme, Group Insurance Scheme for decentralized Powerloom Sectors, Integrated Scheme for Powerloom Sector Development, Pilot Scheme of In-Situ Upgradation of Plain Powerlooms and Textiles Workers’ Rehabilitation Fund Scheme (TWRFS). Click here to know the details about the scheme and guidelines for availing the benefits through them.

This Commission also takes up awareness campaigns and organising seminars for educating the textile industry in general and the decentralised sectors viz, powerloom, processing, knitting and garment sectors in particular about the implications of the WTO, open competition and the need for technology upgradation, quality improvement etc.

User may click here to see the details of the activities of this office.

Click here to know the Bilateral trade agreement with different countries including SAARC preferential Trading Arrangement is Trade arrangement formulated by seven South Asian Countries, i.e., India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives (SAPTA) & South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA).

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