1 Short title and extent
1.    This Act may be called the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956.2.    It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kash...
2 Definitions
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--a.       "the Board" means the Board constituted under 1*[section 10];b.       "chairman" means the ch...
3 [Power to add to the Schedule.] omitted by Act 12 of 1987, s.3 (w.e.f. 24.7.1987).
4 Establishment and constitution of the Commission
With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, fix in this behalf, there shall be established a Commission...
5 Powers and functions of the Chief Executive Officer
The Chief Executive Officer appointed under clause (d) of sub-sectionof section 4 shall exercise powers of general superintendence over the affairs of the Co...
5A. Powers and functions of the Financial Adviser
The Financial Adviser appointed under clause (c) of sub-section (2) of section 4.shall be in charge of all financial matters of the Commission including its b...
6 Disqualifications for membership of the Commission
A person shall be disqualified for being appointed as, and for being, a member of the Commission—if he is, or is found to be a lunatic or a person of unsound...
6A. Removal of Chairman, Member, etc., from the Commission
The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, remove from office any member of the Commission who—is or becomes subject to any of the ...
7 Resignation of Office by Member
Any member may resign his office by giving notice in writing to the Central Government and, on such resignation being notified in the Official Gazette by that...
8 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate acts and proceedings of the Commission
No act or proceeding of the Commission shall be invalid by reason only of the existence of any vacancy amongst its members or any defect in the constitution t...
9 Temporary Association of Persons with the Commission for Particular Purposes
The Commission may associate with itself in such manner and for such purposes as may be determined by regulations made under this Act any persons whose assi...
10 Constitution of the Board
For the purpose of assisting the Commission in the discharge of its functions under this Act, the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gaze...
11 Commission to Consult the Board
The Commission shall ordinarily consult the Board with respect to the discharge of its functions under this Act....
12 Meetings of the Commission
The Commission shall meet at such times and places and shall, subject to the provisions of sub-sections (2) and (3), observe such rules of procedure in rega...
13 Term of office and Conditions of Service of the Chairman and other Members
13. Term of office and conditions of service of the chairman and other members. Every members of the Commission, other than an ex-officio member, shall hold ...
14 Officers and servants of the Commission
3*** Subject to such rules as may be made by the Central Government in this behalf, the Commission may appoint such other officers and servants as it consider...
15 Functions of the Commission
1.     Subject to the provisions of this Act, the functions of the Commission shall generally be to plan, promote, organise and assist in the establishment a...
16 Power of Central Government to give Directions
In the discharge of its functions under this Act, the Commission shall be bound by such directions as the Central Government may give to it....
17 Payment to the Commission
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...
17A. 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], rece...
18 Funds of the Commission
3*[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 sh...
19 Power of the Commission to Spend
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:Ins. by Act 32 ...
19A. Standing Finance Committees
There shall be constituted from among the members of the Commission in the prescribed anner, a Standing Finance Committee in respect of each of the [three fun...
19B. Recovery of monies due to the Commission as arrears of Land-Revenue
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-r...
20 Budget
The Commission shall, by such date in each year as may be prescribed, prepare and submit to the Central Government for approval 3*[three separate budgets] in ...
21 Borrowing of Money
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 fu...
22 Transfer of liabilities and Obligations to the Commission
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 w...
23 Accounts and Audit
The Commission shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts, including the profit and loss account ...
24 Returns and Reports
The Commission shall furnish to the Central Government, at such time and in such form and manner as may be prescribed or as the Central Government may direct,...
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