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Khadi And Village Industries Comission Act, 1956

ACT NO.61 OF 1956
An Act to provide for the establishment of a Commission for the development of Khadi and village industries and for matters connected therewith.

[25th September, 1956]

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Seventh Year of the Republic of India as follows:—


1.Short title and extent.-

(1) This Act may be called the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956.
(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

2.Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

(a) "the Board" means the Board constituted under section 9;
(b) "Chairman" means the chairman of the Commission;
(c) "Commission" means the Khadi and Village Industrial Commission established under section 4:
(d) "khadi" means any clothe woven on handlooms in India from cotton, silk, or woollen yarn handspun in India or from a mixture of any two or all of such yarns;
(e) "member" means a member of the Commission and includes the chairman;
(f) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(g) "secretary" means the secretary of the Commission appointed under section 5; and
(h) "village industries" means all or any of the industrial specified in the Schedule and includes any other industry deemed to be specified in the Schedule by reason of a notifications under section 3.

3.Power to add to the Schedule.-

(1) The Central Government may, of its own motion or on the recommendation of the commission, declare, by notification in the Official Gazette, any other industry to be a village industry to which this Act applies, and thereupon the industry so declared shall be deemed to be an industry specified in the Schedule for the purposes of this Act.

(2) A copy of every notification issued under sub-section
(a) shall be laid before each House of Parliament, as soon as may be, after it is issued.