Monday, Feb 06, 2023

Parliamentary Committee


Parliament Committees, their leaders, and their role in law-making

October 07, 2022 1:09 am

Political polarisation and the shrinking middle ground has been leading to increasingly rancorous debates in Parliament, and so a great deal of legislative business ends up taking place in the Parliamentary Committees instead.

No seat for Opposition at helm of key Parliamentary committees

October 05, 2022 6:41 am

Neither of the two Opposition parties were given the chairmanship of the important panels on Home, Finance, IT, Defence and External Affairs. The move drew sharp criticism from the Opposition with the Congress describing it as a “draconian step”.

House panel criticises govt for absence of 'clear-cut' policy on Indian diaspora

August 04, 2022 12:58 am

The committee on Ministry of External Affairs also expressed its displeasure over the government not yet having an authentic database of the Indian diaspora, and said Indian missions abroad should play a more proactive role in developing closer contact with the community.

3 Opp members of Parliamentary panel leave meeting as chairman refuses discussion on Agnipath scheme

July 22, 2022 7:12 pm

The agenda of Friday’s meeting was consideration and adoption of the draft report on the action taken by the government on the observations and recommendations contained in the panel’s report on demands for grants of the Ministry of Defence for 2021-22 on ordnance factories, DRDO, Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA), and NCC.

Jayant Sinha led Par panel to gather views from cryptocurrency exchanges, stakeholders

November 15, 2021 2:08 pm

The panel, is headed by Jayant Sinha, who is also a former Minister of State for Finance, will gather inputs from academicians from IIM Ahmedabad.

House committees reconstituted: BJP retains key panels; Cong's Sharma keeps Home,Tharoor IT panel head

October 10, 2021 8:02 am

Shashi Tharoor's chairmanship of the previous standing committee had been repeatedly criticised by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey.

FB, Google officials depose before parl panel, told they must follow new IT rules, court orders

June 29, 2021 10:32 pm

The agenda of the parliamentary panel meeting is to safeguard citizens' rights and prevent the misuse of social/online news media platforms.

Parliamentary Committee on RERA: ‘Any deviation, delay in realty law depriving public of their rights’

August 12, 2017 3:03 am

The committee has recommended that the housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry should strictly instruct states to either amend their rules or re-notify them in line with the letter and spirit of the Act.

Implement recommendations of Par panel on MPs' wages: Naresh Agrawal

April 27, 2016 2:41 pm

Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said the issue was whether the MPs should decide their own salaries.

Cabinet clears trial of juveniles as adults in 'heinous cases'

April 23, 2015 8:06 am

An amendment to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014 will be introduced in the Parliament.