FUELING THE GROWTH OFINDIAN PAPER SECTOR
The Development Council for Pulp, Paper and Allied Industries (DCPPAI) is the highest body in the country created for steering the fortunes of the sector at the macro level. DCPPAI is a body set up as per the provisions of Section 6 of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951. It is reconstituted every two years. The Chair of the DCPPAI is nominated for the said period by the Govt. Of India, with the approval of the Hon’ble Minster for Commerce and Industry.
The present Chair of the DCPPAI is Shri T. Balakumar, Chairman & Managing Director, Subam Papers Pvt Ltd, Tamilnadu. The functional rules of the DCPPAI are specified in the Development Councils Procedural Rules 1952.
Earlier, In order to fund the activities of the Council, a Paper Cess was imposed (0.125%, ad valorem) on the sales value of paper in India. This was done as per the provisions of the Section 9 of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951. However, when India moved to the GST regimen the Cess on Paper was subsumed in the GST and the Section 9 of the IDR Act was removed vide Third Schedule of the Taxation (Laws Amendment) Act, 2017.