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CMAI Capsule for September 2019

FINAL REMINDER FOR RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP WITH THE ASSOCIATION The Association has sent a Final Reminder dated September 6, 2019, to those Members who have not yet Renewed their Subscription for the Financial Year 2019–20. Please note that if the Renewal of Subscription is not received by the Association by September 30, 2019, such Members shall cease to be Members of the Association from that Date and the Association will be compelled to Stop rendering all Services including sending of the in-house Magazine APPAREL. Members are once again requested to send their Renewal of Membership Subscription at the earliest. MINIMUM WAGES & SPECIAL ALLOWANCE PAYABLE TO THE WORKMEN IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY IN MAHARASHTRA FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 2019 TO DECEMBER 31, 2019 The Minimum Wages Payable to the Workmen in the Readymade Garment Industry in Maharashtra for the Period of July 1, 2019 to December 1, 2019 are as under:
Zone Skilled Semi-Skilled Unskilled
I 8,600=00 7,900=00 7,400=00
II 8,400=00 7,700=00 7,200=00
III 7,800=00 7,100=00 6,600=00
In addition to the above, Special Allowance Payable for the Period July 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 is R4,292=00, and is payable for all Classes and Zones. CONCILIATION & ARBITRATION SUMMARY REPORT FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST, 2019
Particulars July, 2019 August, 2019
No. of Cases Amount No. of Cases Amount
Opening Total Cases pending resolution 2,178 R433,998,897 2,172 2,172
New Complaints 35 R3,425,150 25 R5,173,063
Resolved Complaints 41 R2,590,924 8 R645,611
Payment Recovered 55 R6,955,291 32 R1,708,385
Total Cases pending resolution 2,172 R427,877,832 2,189 R430,696,899
Payment Received 37 R3,608,962 25 R1,237,585
Post Dated Cheque Received 18 R3,346,329 7 R470,800
Total Payment Received 55 R6,955,291 32 R1,708,385
C Forms Collected in the Period on behalf of Members 1 R3,826,593 1 R186,058
56TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION The 56th Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 901, Naman Midtown, ‘A’ Wing, Behind Kamgar Keeda Kendra, Senapati Bapat Marg, Prabhadevi (West), Mumbai 400 013. The Notice, along with the Agenda, has been sent to all Members of the Association on September 6, 2019. 32 I APPAREL I September 2019


HON’BLE TEXTILE MINISTER LAUNCHES PROJECT SU.RE AT LAKMÉ FASHION WEEK WINTER FESTIVE 2019 Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Minister of Textiles, Launched Project SU.RE , an Initiative collectively helmed by CMAI and IMG Reliance, on Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter Festive 2019, held on August 22, 2019 at The St. Regis, Mumbai. Project SU.RE is a Commitment made by those from India’s Apparel Industry to create a sustainable pathway in Indian Fashion. SU.RE, which stands for Sustainable Resolution, is a firm oath on the part of the Industry to move towards Fashion that contributes to a cleaner Environment and Ecosystem. 16 of India’s Top Fashion and Retail Brands came together and Signed the Resolution. MEETING WITH SHRI NITIN GADKARI, HON’BLE MINISTER FOR ROAD, TRANSPORT & MSMES Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, MSMEs addressed the Members of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC) on the ‘Roadmap for Growth of MSMEs’ on August 27, 2019 at The Ballroom, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. Mr Ankur Gadia, Jt. Hon. Treasurer, Mr Naveen Sainani, Chairman, Training & Skill Development Sub-Committee and Mr Mohan Sadhwani, Executive Director, attended the Meeting on behalf of the Association. Mr Ankur Gadia requested the Hon’ble Minister to consider Interest Subvention/Support for Working Capital as is given for Export to be extended to the MSME Sector, Rationalisation of Labour Laws for MSME vis-à-vis the Large Industry, Release of both Central and State Subsidies, and Creation of a Credit Insurance Company like ECGC to support Domestic Business. Infrastructure Development to be undertaken at faster speed so that the Industry can become more competitive. The Hon’ble Minister requested Mr Gadia to send the Association’s Representation on the said Issues and assured him that he would look into the same positively. MEETING OF HIGH POWERED COMMITTEE (HPC) TO PROMOTE FDI IN TEXTILE SECTOR IN INDIA Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, has Invited Mr Rahul Mehta, President to be a Member of the High Powered Committee (HPC) set up by the Ministry of Textiles, to promote FDI in Apparel & Textiles Industry in India. The First Meeting of the High Powered Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Ravi Capoor, Secretary (Textiles) was held on August 30, 2019 at Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi. Mr Rahul Mehta, President, attended the said Meeting.


Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, has convened a Meeting of Stakeholders under the Chairmanship of the Secretary (Textiles) on September 2, 2019 at Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi to discuss the Implementation Modalities, Course Design, Scope, and Breadth of the Upskilling Component under ‘SAMARTH’, a Scheme to focus on improving the Overall Productivity by benchmarking with the Industry’s best practices. Mr Rahul Mehta, President, and Mr J K Arora, Senior Director, Northern Regional Office, attended the said Meeting on behalf of the Association.


August 23, 2019 We have sent Circular No. L-1/ 10/19 by E-mail to all Members in Mumbai & Maharashtra, informing them the Minimum Wages Payable to the Workmen in the Readymade Garment Industry in Maharashtra for the Period of 1-7-2019 to 31-12-2019.
August 29, 2019 We have sent Circular No. O-10/11/2019 by E-mail to all Members of the Association Inviting them to Participate in the 11th International Apparel & Textile Fair 2019, to be held from November 4 to 6, at Dubai World Trade Centre, and Members Interested to Participate in this Fair are requested to directly contact Expotera Events & Exhibitions Pvt Ltd, Kolkata.

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