Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill, 2017 introduced in Lok Sabha

Mar 15, 2017 16:17 IST

The Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 14 March 2017 introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha.

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The Bill is aimed at declaring the FDDI as an Institution of National Importance (INI).

Provisions of the Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill, 2017
• It proposes that FDDI shall be established as a body corporate. The existing institute is centrally-funded for meeting its capital expenditure.
• It aims to facilitate and promote teaching, training and research in all disciplines relating to design and development of Footwear and leather products.
• It will enable FDDI to emerge as Centre of Excellence meeting international standards.
• The institute shall consist of a Governing Council having a Chairperson who shall be an eminent academician, scientist or industrialist from the leather sector.
• The Chairperson shall be nominated by the Union Government.
• The Union Government shall have the power to remove the  Chairperson or other members or can reconstitute the Governing Council as well.
• The FDDI will develop and conduct courses leading to graduate and post-graduate degrees, doctoral and post-doctoral courses and research in the areas of footwear and leather products.
• The institute will conduct skill development programmes and provide technical assistance to artisans, craftsmen, manufacturers, designers and exporters.

About Footwear Design & Development Institute

• The Footwear Design & Development Institute was established in 1986 with the objective of providing trained human resource and assistance to the sector.
• It has a pan-India presence with campuses at Noida, Kolkata, Chennai, Fursatganj (UP), Rohtak (Haryana), Chhindwara (M.P) and Jodhpur (Rajasthan) equipped with state of art academic facilities and infrastructure.
• Its new campuses at Hyderabad, Patna, Ankleshwar (Gujarat), Banur(Punjab) and Guna (M.P) would also start functioning shortly.

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