The Department of Handlooms and Textiles is concerned with Handlooms, Powerlooms in the Co-operative and decentralized sector and setting up of Apparel and Textile Parks in the Garment sector. The Director of Handlooms and Textiles and Apparel Export Parks Telangana, Hyderabad., is charged with the responsibility of supervision over the working of Weavers Cooperative Societies (Cotton, Silk & Wool), Apex Societies, Powerlooms Societies and Garment Tailor Societies, implementation of schemes relating to Handlooms and Powerlooms in the Cooperative and Decentralized sector and setting up of Apparel and Textile Parks in the Garment sector. She/he is also vested with statutory and regulatory functions such as Inspections, Enquiries, Arbitrations, Executions, and Liquidations under A.P.C.S. Act 1964. She/he is assisted by Officers of various categories at District and field level. He is the Registrar of Co-operative Societies under the A.P.C.S. Act.
In order to decentralize the administration in the Handlooms and Textiles Department and so as to be nearer to the Industry, the State Government has ordered setting up of 2 Regional Offices at Warangal and Hyderabad and these Regional Offices started functioning with effect from 15-6-1992. The RDDs Hyderabad and Warangal are entrusted with the job of Enforcement and implementation of Handloom (Reservation of Articles for Production) Act 1985.
Apart from the 2 Regional Offices, there are 11 offices of the Assistant Directors (H&T) are working among 31 Districts attaching additional jurisdiction of other districts viz. AD (H&T) Karimngar, AD(H&T) Rajanna-Siricilla, AD(H&T) sangareddy, AD(H&T) Siddipet,AD (H&T) Nalgonda, AD (H&T) Jogulamba, AD (H&T) Yadadri, AD (H&T) Jangaon, AD(H&T) Jayashankar ,AD(H&T) Warangal, AD (H&T) Mahabubnagar . There are also one Handloom Weavers Training Centre at Rajanna-Siricilla Distreict i.e. Weaver’s Training Centre under the control of the Department. It imparts training to the members of the Weavers Co-operative Societies to work on improved looms with better designs and to upgrade their skills.To cater Services to the powerloom Sector one is Powerloom Service sub-center at Siricilla was established.
All the Developmental and welfare Schemes are being implemented through the District Offices/ Regional Offices. Each District Office is headed by One Asst. Director (H&T) and each Regional Office is headed by a Deputy Director (H&T) with necessary supporting staff. This is in addition to the technical and other supporting staff employed by the Apex Organization, i.e., TSCO. Director of Handlooms and Textiles and Apparel Export Parks Telangana, Hyderabad, is Head of the Department assisted by One Additional Director and one Joint Director, One Deputy Director and Two Asst. Directors (H&T) at Head Office.
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