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THE KHADI AND VILLAGE INDUSTRIES COMMISSION ACT, 1956

Title : THE KHADI AND VILLAGE INDUSTRIES COMMISSION ACT, 1956

Year : 1956



The Central Government may, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, pay to the Commission in each financial year such sums as may be considered necessary for the performance of the functions of the Commission under this Act.

17A - 2* Commission to receive gifts, grants, etc

The Commission may, for the purpose of development of Khadi,2*[the development of village industries or the development of Khadi and village industries], receive gifts, grants, donations or benefactions from the Government or any other person.]

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1. Inserted by the Khadi and Village Industries (Amdt.) Act, 1961 (32 of 1961), Section 9 (28-8-1961).

2. Substituted for the words "or the development of village industries" by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amdt.) Act (12 of 1987), Section 10 (24-7-87).

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1*[(1) The Commission shall have three separate funds to be called the khadi fund, the village industries fund and the general and miscellaneous fund.

(1A) There shall be credited,-

(a) To the khadi fund, all sums received by the Commission for the purposes relating to khadi.

(b) To the village industries fund, all sums received by the Commission for the purposes relating to village industries and products of handicrafts;

(c) To the general and miscellaneous fund, all other sums received by the Commission:

Provided that if the amount available in any of the said funds is in excess 6f the requirements of that fund and the amount available in any other of the said funds is insufficient to meet the requirements of that fund, the Commission may, with the previous approval of the Central Government, transfer from the first mentioned fund the excess amount or such part thereof as may be necessary to the other fund.

Explanation.- For the purpose of computing the amount in any of the said funds, the amount received under Section 17A shall not be taken into account.

(1B) The sums credited under sub-section (1),-

(a) To the khadi fund, shall be applied for the purposes relating to khadi;

(b) To the village industries fund, shall be applied for the purposes relating to village industries and products of handicrafts;

(c) To the general and miscellaneous fund, shall be applied for the purposes relating to khadi and village industries and for meeting the salary, allowances and other remuneration of the members, officers and other employees of the Commission and other administrative expenses of the Commission.]

(2) Except as otherwise directed by the Central Government, all moneys belonging to such funds shall be deposited in the Reserve Bank of India or with the agents of the Reserve Bank of India, or, where there is neither an office of the Reserve Bank of India nor an agent of the Reserve Bank of India, in a Government Treasury, or be invested in such securities as may be approved by the Central Government.

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1. Substituted by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amdt.) Act (12   of 1987), Section 11 (1-4-88).

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Subject to the provisions of section 20 the Commission shall have power to spend such sums as it thinks fit on purposes authorized by this Act:

Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the Commission from spending, with the previous approval of the Central Government, such moneys, as it thinks fit on any such purpose outside the territories to which this Act extends.

19A - 1*Standing Finance Committees

(1) There shall be constituted from among the members of the Commission in the prescribed manner, a Standing Finance Committee in respect of each of the2*[three funds] referred to in section 18.

3*[Provided that the Chief Executive Officer and Financial Adviser shall be ex-officio members of the Standing Finance Committee in respect of each of the three separate funds referred to in sub-section (1) of section 18,].

(2) The Standing Finance Committee shall exercise such of the powers of the Commission under section 19 as are delegated to it by the Commission.

19B - Recovery of monies due to the Commission as arrears of land-revenue

(1) Any sum payable to the Commission under any agreement, express or implied, or otherwise howsoever, may be recovered in the same manner as an arrear of land revenue.

(2) If any question arises whether a sum is payable to the Commission within the meaning of sub-section (1), it shall be referred to a Tribunal constituted by the Central Government for the purposes which shall, after making such inquiry as it may deem fit and after giving to the person by whom the sum is alleged to be payable an opportunity of being heard, decide the question; and the decision of the Tribunal shall be final and shall not be called in question by any court or other authority.

(3) The Tribunal shall consist of one person who is not connected with the Commission or with the person by whom the sum is alleged to be payable.

(4) The expenses of the Tribunal shall be borne by the Commission.

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1. Sections 19A, 19B inserted by the Khadi and Village Industries (Amdt.) Act, 1961 (32 of 1961), Section 11 (28-8-1961).

2. Substituted for the words "two funds", by the Khadi and Village Industries (Amdt.) Act, 1987 (12 of 1987), Section 12 (1-4-88).

3.Proviso inserted by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amendment) Act, 2006 (10 of 2006).

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(1) The Commission shall, by such date in each year as may be prescribed, prepare and submit to the Central Government for approval1*[three separate budgets] in the prescribed form for the next financial year, to be called the khadi budget 2/*[ the village industries budget and the general and miscellaneous budget], showing the estimated receipts and expenditure in respect to khadi 3*[ village industries and products of handicrafts and khadi and village industries respectively] during that financial year.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (3) and (4), no sum shall be expended by or on behalf of the Commission unless the expenditure is covered by a specific provision in the budget approved by the Central Government.

4*[(3) The Commission may within the respective limits of the khadi budget, the village industries budget and the general and miscellaneous budget, sanction any reappropriation from one head of expenditure to another or from a provision made for one scheme to that in respect of another, but subject to the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 18, in no case shall a reappropriation of fund be made from one budget to any of the other two budgets:

Provided
that no reappropriation from the head "Loan" to any other head of expenditure and vice versa in any of the budgets shall be sanctioned by the Commission, except with the previous approval of the Central Government.]

(4) The Commission may, within such limits and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, incur expenditure in excess of the limit provided in the budget approved by the Central Government under any head of expenditure or in connection with any particular scheme, so long as the aggregate amount in5*[the budget] approved by the Central Government is not exceeded.

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1. Substituted for the words "two separate budgets" by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amdt) Act (12 of 1987), S. 13(1-4-88).

2. Substituted for the words "and the village industries budget", by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amdt) Act (12 of 1987), S. 13(1-4-88).

3. Substituted for the words "and village industries respectively", by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amdt) Act (12 of 1987), S. 13(1-4-88).

4. Substituted, by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amdt.) Act (12 of 1987), S. 13(1-4-88).

5. Substituted for the words "either budget", by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (Amdt) Act (12 of 1987), S. 13(1-4-88).

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Subject to such rules as may be made in this behalf, the Commission shall have power to borrow on the security of the khadi fund or the village industries fund or any other asset for any purposes for which such funds my be applied.



All liabilities incurred, by all contracts entered into with, and all matters and things engaged to be done by, or for, the Central Government in connection with the development of khadi or village industries at any time after the 14th day of January, 1953, and before the commencement of this Act, shall, after such commencement, be deemed to have been incurred by, entered into with, or engaged to be done by, or for, the Commission.



(1) The Commission 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 as may be prescribed by the Central Government in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.

(2) The accounts of the Commission shall be audited by the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India at such intervals as may be prescribed by him.

(3) The Comptroller and Auditor-General of India and any person appointed by him in connection with the audit of the accounts of the Commission 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 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 Commission.

(4) The accounts of the Commission 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.

Last updated on August, 2016

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