Constituted Vide Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
CAB Functions
  • The functions of the Central Advisory Board will be to advise the Govt. of India on the administration of proceeds of the Salt Cess levied under Section 3 of the Salt Cess Act, 1953 and to make recommendations generally for measures conducive to the development of the salt industry, e.g.
  • Establishment and maintenance of research stations, model farms and salt factories
  • Fixing the grades of salt and improving its quality
  • Development of exports
  • Promoting and encouraging co-operative efforts among the manufacturers of salt
  • Any other matter pertaining to the development of salt industry
  • Promoting the welfare of labour employed in the salt industry.
  • The Board will have a term of 3 (three) years w.e.f. the date of issue of this Resolution.
  • If the seat of a non-official member falls vacant, the Central Government shall make fresh nomination to fill up the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term of the Board.
  • If a nominated member is not in position to attend the meeting, he will intimate the fact in writing to the Chairman of the Board.
  • The quorum of a meeting of the Board shall be three
  • Every non-official member attending the meeting of the Board or of a sub-committee duly constituted by the Board shall be entitled to travelling allowance and daily allowance as admissible under the rules or as approved by Central Government from time to time
  • The Salt Commissioner, Jaipur will be the controlling officer for the purpose of counter-signing of the travelling and daily allowance bills of the non-official members
  • A non-official member may resign his office by a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Board
  • If a non-official member leaves India, he shall intimate to the Chairman of the Board before leaving India, the date of his departure from and the date of his expected return to India, and, if he intends to be absent from India for a period longer than six moths, he shall tender his resignation. If any such member leaves India without complying with the above, he shall be deemed to have resigned with effect from the date of his departure from India.
  • A member shall be declared by the Chairman of the Board to have vacated his office
  • if he becomes insolvent, or
  • if he is convicted of any offence, which, in the opinion of the Central Government, involves moral turpitude, or
  • if he is absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board without leave of absence from its Chairman, or
  • if, in the opinion of the Central Government it is undesirable that he should continue to be a member of the Board.
  • The Member Secretary of the Board, with the approval of the Chairman of the Board, may invite one or more non-official members of the Regional Advisory Boards for Salt or other persons to attend any meeting of the Board, and such members or persons shall be entitled to traveling allowance etc as indicated under clause (c)
  • The Board shall meet at such place and time as may be appointed by the Chairman.
  • A notice shall be given to every member present in India of the time and place fixed for each ordinary meeting at least 15 days before such meeting and each member shall be furnished with a list of business to be disposed of at that meeting.
  • Provided that when an emergent meeting is called by the Chairman, such notice shall not be necessary
  • No business which is not on the list shall be considered by a meeting without the prior permission of the Chairman of the Board
  • The Chairman shall preside over the meeting of the Board at which he is present. If the Chairman is absent from any meeting, the Members shall elect a member as Chairman and the member so elected shall, at that meeting exercise all the powers of the Chairman
  • Every question at a meeting of the Board shall be decided by a majority of votes of the members present and voting on that question. In the case of an equal division of votes, the Chairman shall give an additional vote
  • The proceedings of each meeting of the Board shall be circulated to all members present in India and thereafter recorded in a Minute Book, which shall be kept for permanent record.The record of the proceedings of each meeting shall be signed by the Chairman of the Board.
  • Proposals for expenditure in a Region to be met from the proceeds of the Cess shall be considered first by the Regional Board within the financial limits prescribed by the Government under Code of Principles. In case cost of the project exceeds financial limits, the proposals together with the Regional Board’s recommendations shall be considered by the Central Advisory Board.
  • The recommendations of the Central Advisory Board shall be submitted to the Central Government for acceptance after which detailed estimates shall be prepared. The estimates shall be sanctioned by competent authority
  • No act or proceeding of the Board shall be called in question on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy in, or defect in the constitution of the Board.