With a view to promote the Indian Textile and Garment Sector and provide impetus to Textile and Garment Industry growth prospects CMAI (Clothing Manufacturing Association of India) put forward the following recommendations to the finance ministry for the consideration before upcoming Union Budget 2012/13.
- Remove 10% Excise Duty on Branded Garments or reduced it to 1% level in line with 130 Other Items. Extend benefits of Section 35 (2AB) of the Income Tax Act (deduction of 150% of the expenditure incurred on In-house Research and Development Facility by any Company engaged in the business of Manufacture or Production of any Article or thing specified in the Eleventh Schedule).
- Further, Sampling Costs be considered as part of R&D Expenses and allow for necessary deduction for the same. Extend the same above benefits to the other forms of Businesses such as Partnership Firm, Sole Proprietorship etc as well.
- Conduct pan India anthropometric study