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Parliamentary Standing Committee


Standing committees must not be hijacked by politics

August 03, 2021 8:56 am

Yashwant Sinha writes: An innovation of our parliamentary system of governance, they do an enormous amount of good work, much of which remains unknown to the public.

House panel summons Twitter to discuss new IT rules, other issues on June 18

June 15, 2021 7:06 am

The panel has also called officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to present their version on the ongoing controversies.

House panel to discuss school textbook changes next week

January 06, 2021 2:37 am

The panel will hold a discussion on January 13 with Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, and representatives of the CBSE and NCERT on the textbook reforms.

Engage with Health min to integrate AYUSH system, modern medicine: Par panel to AYUSH min

January 12, 2019 8:52 pm

The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee emphasised that the ministry must focus on increasing the credibility of AYUSH systems by promoting scientific research and upholding strict quality control of AYUSH drugs.

Parliamentary panel to visit border areas Sikkim, Arunachal next month

April 30, 2018 4:59 pm

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and including Rahul Gandhi, will visit border areas in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh next month to take stock of the situation following the Doklam crisis with China, sources said.

Plan budget better, panel asks defence ministry

December 21, 2017 6:24 am

The panel also pointed out that from “2012-13 onwards, the ‘Capital’ component of the budgetary allocation has witnessed a persistent decrease in comparison to ‘Revenue’ component of the Budget”

Delhi: Parliament panel pulls up home ministry for reducing funds, police for not spending

May 04, 2016 2:27 am

The Ministry of Home Affairs has reduced the allocation to Rs 5,913.74 from a demand of Rs 7,691.17 crore.

Consumer helpline- Chandigarh did not seek, avail of funds: Parliamentary panel report

April 20, 2016 3:04 am

This was mentioned in a report of the parliamentary standing committee on food, consumer affairs and public distribution submitted recently.

Simply put: Parliament and its many panels

December 29, 2015 12:27 am

What is a standing committee? How is it different from a select committee? And why do Bills get sent to them?

‘Don’t shrug off responsibilities in curbing crimes against women’

December 14, 2015 1:31 am

The Home Ministry’s stand was that the police’s role is limited since a number of socio-economic and criminogenic factors are responsible for the prevalent attitude against women.


Manoj Tiwari cries foul, says did not call Aamir 'traitor'

January 09, 2016 5:04 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari on Saturday asserted that he did not call Bollywood actor Aamir Khan a 'traitor', despite what had been published in a few national dailies, and added that efforts were being made to tarnish his image. He also asserted that the newspapers should apologise and should also mention the name of the source who gave them this 'false news'. Earlier, two leading national dailies reported that the BJP MP had called Aamir Khan a 'traitor' at a Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on Friday in which members sought an explanation from the Tourism Secretary for replacing actor Khan with Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador of the 'Incredible India' campaign.