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THE JUTE MANUFACTURES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT, 1983

Title : THE JUTE MANUFACTURES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ACT, 1983

Year : 1983



(1) There shall be formed a Fund to be called the Jute Fund and there shall be credited thereto-

(a) Any fees that may be levied and collected under this Act or the rules made there under;

(b) Any sums of money paid or any grants or loans granted by the Central Government for the purposes of this Act;

(c) Any grants or loans that may be made by any person for the purposes of this Act.

(2) The Fund shall be applied-

(a) For meeting the cost of the measures referred to in section 7;

(b) For meeting the salaries, allowances and other remuneration of the officers and other employees of the Council;

(c) For meeting the other administrative expenses of the Council;

(d) For repayment of any loans.



Subject to such rules as may be made in this behalf by the Central Government, the Council shall have the power to borrow on the security of the Jute Fund or any other asset for carrying out the purposes of this Act.



(1) The Council shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts, including the profit and loss account, and the balance sheet, in such form and in such manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor- General of India.

(2) The accounts of the Council shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor- General of India at such intervals as may be specified by him and any expenditure incurred in connection with such audit shall be payable by the Council to the Comptroller and Auditor- General.

(3) The Comptroller and Auditor- General of India and any other person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of the Council shall have the same rights and privileges and authority in connection with such audit as the Comptroller and Auditor- General has in connection with the audit of the Government accounts and, in particular, shall have the right to demand the production of books, accounts, connected vouchers and other documents and papers and to inspect any of the offices of the Council.

(4) The accounts of the Council as certified by the Comptroller and Auditor- General of India or any other person appointed by him in this behalf together with the audit report thereon shall be forwarded annually to the Central Government and that Government shall cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament.



The Council shall carry out such directions as may be issued to it from time to time by the Central Government for the efficient administration of this Act.



(1) The Council shall furnish to the Central Government at such time and in such form and manner as may be prescribed, such returns and statements and such particulars in regard to any proposed or existing programme for the development of jute manufactures, as the Central Government may, from time to time, require.

(2) The Council shall furnish a programme of its activities for each year to the Central Government for its information and directions, if any.

(3) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub- section (1), the Council shall, as soon as possible, after the end of each year, submit to the Central Government a report in such form, and before such date, as may be prescribed, giving a true and full account of its activities, policy and programmes during the previous year.

(4) A copy of the report received under sub- section (3) shall be laid, as soon as may be, after it is received, before each House of Parliament.
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