17. Certain powers of the National Textile Corporation.-
(1) The National Textile Corporation shall be entitled to receive, up to the specified date, to the exclusion of all other persons, any money due to a textile undertaking, realised after the appointed day, notwithstanding that the realisation pertains to a period prior to the appointed day.
(2) The National Textile Corporation may make a claim to the Commissioner with regard to every payment made by it as the authorised person in relation to a textile undertaking after the appointed day but before the date on which the Ordinance was promulgated for discharging any liability of the Company in relation to any period prior to the appointed day, and every such claim shall have priority, in accordance with the priorities attaching, under this Act, to the matter in relation to which such liability has been discharged by the authorised person.
(3) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, the liabilities in relation to a textile undertaking in respect of any period prior to the appointed day which have not been discharged by the authorised person shall be the liabilities of the Company.
Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, "authorised person" means the person authorised to take over the management of any textile undertaking in pursuance of the order of the Government of India in the late Ministry of Industrial Development No. S.O. 265(E), dated the 13th April, 1978, issued under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 18AA of the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act, 1951 (65 of 1951).