Textile Ministry has finished four boards

In Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet, the minimum government, the appearance of maximum governance was seen for a long time, now it has started gaining momentum in the ministries too.

The Ministry of Textiles has recently abolished the four boards under it.

These include the All India Handloom Board, All India Power Loom (Powerloom) Board, All India Handicrafts Board, and Cotton Advisory Board.

A notification has been issued to end them. The notification issued by the Ministry stated that the Government of India approach ended up these boards under the requirement of minimum government, relatively small government machinery, and rational arrangement of government bodies in line with maximum governance is going.

According to sources, this type of board leads to an unnecessary increase in government spending and also hinders decision making. For example, the All India Handicrafts Board had 113 members for many years.

Of these, 25 were official members and the remaining 88 members were non-official. After that, the number of their members kept on increasing. According to sources, many of the non-official members had no connection with the handicrafts. However, people associated with the industry on the condition of anonymity told that such boards of the industry work as a consultant. The non-official members of these boards had a tenure of two years and a meeting was called once a year, which was presided over by the minister.

Experts said that the work of the Cotton Advisory Board was to advise the government in matters such as production, consumption, marketing of cotton and this board consisted of producers, traders, and entrepreneurs along with people associated with government agencies. The term of this board was also for two years.

According to cotton sector experts, many important things also came out in the advisory board meeting. According to sources, in view of the decision of the Textile Ministry, other ministries may also abolish such advisory boards under their control.