Prohibiting operation of any textile and clothing units without registration of the authorities, the Textile Act-2018 which was passed recently, has made it mandatory for all textile and RMG unit owners to get their concerned units registered with the Department of Textile.
As per the new act, all sub sectors of textiles including primary textile, readymade garment, allied textile, packaging and accessories manufacturers along with buying houses, would remain under the control of the Department of Textiles under the Textile Ministry.
The law has reportedly been enacted with the aim to meet the domestic demand of apparels, increase exports, generation of new employment, attract foreign direct investment, facilitate the clothing industry for gaining global competitiveness and introduce need-based curriculum for the textile sector.
As per the new act, the Director General of the Department of Textiles would act as Textile Registrar and the textile owners would get registration within 60 days after filling applications. It further vested the power on Textile Registrar to reportedly suspend or even cancel registration for giving wrong/false information during the registration process.
Further, under the textile act, the Government would reportedly establish a one stop service centre to make sure businesspersons and investors get requisite services including approvals, clearances and licenses within the shortest possible time.