Development Council shall perform such functions of a kind specified in the Second Schedule as may be assigned to it by the central Government and for whose exercise by the Development Council it appears to the Central Government expedient to provide in order to increase the efficiency or productivity in the scheduled industries for which the Development Council is established.
The Development Council may have 25 members including the Chairman and Member Secretary.
The Development Council is the highest body constituted by the Government of India to look in to the affairs of the pulp, paper and allied industries. It is deemed to perform such functions of a kind specified in the Second schedule as may be assigned to it by the central government.
The Council monitors the health of the sector at a macro level and helps the government in formulation of policy and related rules for the benefit of the pulp and paper industry.
The common problems and aspiration of the industry are discussed in the council and measures are adopted for the same.