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Dr P Nayak 

A PhD in Economics and Masters in Statistics, Dr P Nayak is an expert in Market Research and International Trade. He has to his credit more than 70 research publications on SME with particular reference to textiles and clothing; besides more than 50 research articles to his credit. An eminent scholar and speaker has served in various ministries of government of India while in the Indian Statistical Services besides steering the Textiles Committee, Government of India as Secretary. Prior to taking over the charge of Secretary Dr Nayak has headed the market research wing of the Textiles Committee for over 15 years.

Achievements and awards

    • National Award from His Excellency the President of India for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities – 2014 in recognition of Textiles Committee’s website having best accessibility features for persons with disabilities, as among websites of Public Sector Undertakings/Local Bodies instituted by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, Government of India.
    • National Intellectual Property (IP) Award from the Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce and Industry (Independent Charge) Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman for the best facilitation of the Registration of products under GI and promotion of Registered GI in the country
    • Excellence Award for outstanding contribution for rating of Ginning and Pressing industries in cotton industry.

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Positions of Responsibility Handled

Position Expert Committees Constituted by
Member Standing Council for Market Access Agreements Ministry of Textiles
Member Consultative Committee of Geographical Indications Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Member Secretary Sub Committee on Non Tariff Barriers Ministry of Textiles
Member Sample Survey of Ministry of Textiles Ministry of Textiles
Member Sub Committee to identify specific Areas in Technical Textiles which would be useful to create separate HS Code Ministry of Textiles
Member To examine Rehabilitation of Mills’ Workers at Ahmedabad Ministry of Textiles
Member Textile Policy 2013 Government of India
Member representing Ministry of Textiles Certification Advisory Committee of BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
Member Committee to review the availability of Hank Yarn in adequate quantity at a reasonable price in time for the H/L Weavers. Ministry of Textiles
Chairman Working group to formulate the standards and technical regulation on Textile Products Ministry of Textiles
Member India-EU Joint Working Group Ministry of Textiles
Member Project Management Unit under Single Window Clearance for Trade (Export & Import) Ministry of Textiles
Convener Committee to select a logo for “India Handloom” and to finalize the concept paper on “India Handloom” Brand. Ministry of Textiles
Member Committee constituted for designing, product development, branding & strengthening Weavers Service Centre Ministry of Textiles


Research Reports

Topic Year
Policy Related  
Goods & Service Tax: Possible Implications on Different Segments of Textiles & Clothing Industry 2012
Status of Synthetic & Blended Yarn Spinning Mills: Focus on effect of excise duty on price of synthetic & blended yarn 2012
Impact Assessment of MGNREGA on Textile Consumption of Rural Households in India 2011
Non-Tariff Barriers: Implications on  Indian Textile clothing Sector 2009
A Study on New EU-GSP: Implications on Indian Textiles & Clothing Sector 2007
IPR Related
Awareness, Assessment and Identification of Potential GI Products of Textiles & Clothing Sectors 2008
Pochampally Ikkat: A Comparative Market Analysis for Pre & Post GI Registration Period 2008
Sholapur Terry Towel & Chaddar: A Comparative Market Analysis for Pre & Post GI Registration Period 2008
Demand Oriented
Market for Textiles and Clothing: National Household Survey 2013
Market Survey of Home Textiles Demand in the Household Sector in India 2007
Market Survey of Jute Shopping bags in the household sector of India 2003
Sector Specific
Census: Textiles Engineering Industry in India 2009
Census of Textile Power Processing Industry in India 2005
Handlooms and Powerlooms of Kerala: Strategies for Integrated Development 2004
Technical Manpower and Training Infrastructure in the Apparel Industry in India 2004
Status of Power loom Sector in Tamilnadu: Focus on Modernisation 2003
Handlooms and Power looms of Orissa: A survey 2003
Ginning and Pressing Factories in India: A Techno-Economic Survey 2002


Research Papers/Articles

Area of Research No. of publications
International Trade & Globalisation 10
Consumer Demand Estimation 08
Handicrafts Development 05
Gender Studies 03
Population Studies 02
Economic Development 03
Consumer Awareness/Protection 02
Textile Sector Analysis 07

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