The Textiles Committee Act,1963
Section 4. Functions of the committee
(1) Subject to the provisions of this act, the functions of the Committee shall generally be to ensure by such measures, as it thinks fit, standard qualities of textiles both for internal marketing and export purposes and the manufacture and use of standard type of textile machinery.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of sub-section (1), the Committee may-
(a) Undertake, assist and encourage, scientific, technological and economic research in textile industry and textile machinery;
(b) Promote export of textiles and textile machinery and carry on propaganda for that purpose;
(c) Establish, adopt or recognise standard specifications for textiles for the purposes of export and for internal consumption and affix suitable marks on such standardised varieties of textiles;
(d) Specify the type of quality control or inspection which will be applied to textiles or textile machinery;
(e) Provide for the inspection and examination of-
(ii) Textile machinery at any stage of manufacture and also while it is in use at mill-heads;
(f) Establish laboratories and test houses for the testing of textiles;
(g) Provide for testing textiles and textile machinery in laboratories and test houses other than those established under clause (f);
(h) Collect statistics for any of the above mentioned purposes from-
(i) Manufacturers of, and dealers in textiles;
(ii) Manufacturers of textile machinery; and
(iii) Such other persons as may be prescribed;
(i) Advise on all matters relating to the development of textile industry and the production of textile machinery;
(j) Provide for such other matters as may be prescribed.
(3) In the discharge of its functions, the Committee shall be bound by such directions as the Central Government may, for reasons to be stated in writing, give to it from time to time.