Suggestions on the National Institute of Design Bill, 2013

Press Release is here. The text of the Bill is here.

Ministry of Commerce & Industry09-April, 2013 12:45 IST

Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce Invites Suggestions on the National Institute of Design Bill, 2013
The National Institute of Design Bill, 2013, introduced in the Rajya Sabha on the 11th March, 2013, has been referred to the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, headed by Shri Shanta Kumar, M.P., Rajya Sabha, for examination and report.

The National Institute of Design Bill, 2013, inter alia, seeks to provide for declaration of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, as an institution of national importance and make it a body corporate to nurture and promote quality and excellence in design education, to conduct research and training in all disciplines related to design; to confer honorary degrees, diplomas, certificates, awards and other academic distinctions or titles in disciplines relating to design and to act as a nucleus for interaction between academia and industry by encouraging exchange of designers and other technical staff between the Institute and the industry and undertaking sponsored and funded research as well as consultancy projects.

The Committee has decided to invite memoranda, containing views/ suggestions/ comments from individuals/ experts/ stakeholders, etc., interested in the subject-matter of the Bill, and also to hear oral evidence on the subject.

Those desirous of submitting memoranda to the Committee may send their written memoranda either in English or Hindi to Shri Narendra Kumar, Deputy Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 540, Second Floor, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001 (Tel: 23034084, FAX: 23014948, E-mail: within fifteen days of publication of this advertisement. Those who are willing to appear before the Committee for oral evidence besides submitting the memoranda may indicate so. However, the Committee`s decision in this regard shall be final.

The memoranda submitted to the Committee would form part of the records of the Committee and will be treated as confidential. These are not to be disclosed to anyone, till the report of the Committee is presented to Parliament, violation of which would constitute a breach of privilege of the Committee.

The Bill has been published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 2, dated the 11th March, 2013. Copies of the Bill can be obtained on written request from Shri Amit Kumar, Assistant Director, Cabin-G, Basement, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi (Tel: 23034036, FAX: 23793633, E-mail: rsc-comm) or can be downloaded from the official web-site of the Rajya Sabha (,

under the caption “Bills with the Committees”.


(Release ID :94554)

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