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 Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
The Government of India appointed a committee in January 1957 to examine the working of the Community Development Programme (1952) and the National Extension Service (1953)and to suggest measures for their better working. The Chairman of this committee wasBalwant Rai G Mehta. The committee submitted its report in November 1957 andrecommended the establishment of the scheme of 
'democratic decentralization' whichfinally came to be known as Panchayati Raj.
The specific recommendations of the committee are:1. Establishment of a 3-tier Panchayati Raj system-Gram Panchayat at the village level,
Panchayat Samiti at the block level, and Zila Parishad at the district level. These tiersshould be organically linked through a device of indirect elections.
 Ashok Mehta Committee
In December 1977, the Janata Government appointed a committee on Panchayati Raj.The main recommendations of the committee are:1. The 3-tier system of Panchayati Raj should be replaced by the 2-tier system: ZillaParishad at the district level, and below it, the Mandal Panchayat consisting of a group of villages covering a population of 15000 to 20000.
Shah Nawaz Committee
Shah Nawaz Committee
was an enquiry committee established in 1956 to investigatethe
controversies surrounding the supposed death of Indian war time leader SubhasChandra Bose in August 1945. The Committee included Shah Nawaz Khan and alsoincluded A C Moitra and Suresh Chandra Bose
. The committee was appointed inDecember 1955 and began its work in April the next year. It submitted its report in July1956. However, the committee was notable in two of the members, Moitra and Bose,submitting was has since come to be called the
"Dissident Report
" that differed from theofficial report of the committee submitted by Khan to the Indian Government.
Khosla Commission
The Khosla Commission was a one-man commission headed by Justice GD Khoslathat was established in India in July 1970 to re-investigate the circumstancessurrounding the supposed death of Indian war-time leader Subhas Chandra Bose
.The commission sat for four years and submitted the
G D Khosla Report 
, which reached thesame conclusions as those reached by the Shah Nawaz Committee in 1956. However, theconclusions of these two reports have since been criticized as incorrect and questionable.
Mukherjee Commission
Mukherjee Commission
refers to the one-man board of Mr. Justice Manoj Mukherjee,a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India which was instituted in 1999 to enquire intothe controversy surrounding the reported death of Subhas Chandra Bose in 1945.
Central Vigilance Commission
Central Vigilance Commission
) is an apex Indian governmental body created in1964 to address governmental corruption.It was set up by the Government of India in February, 1964 on the recommendations of the
Committee on Prevention of Corruption
, headed by Shri K. Santhanam, to adviseand guide Central Government agencies in the field of vigilance. Nittoor SrinivasaRau, was selected as the first Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India.
Finance Commission of India
The Constitution of India provides for the establishment of a
Finance Commission
for thepurpose of allocation of certain resources of revenue between the Union and the StateGovernments.
The Finance Commission is established under Article 280 of theConstitution of India by the President.
Chairman: Vijay Kelkar 2010-2015
Indian Geophysical Union
Indian Geophysical Union
is the government of India's scientific body responsible for all activities related with Earth Science System such as such as seismology, magnetism,meteorology, geodesy, volcanology, oceanography, hydrology and tectonophysics and toencourage the study of and research in geophysical problems and to provide media for publication of the results. It is situated near another GeophysicalCentreINCOISHyderabad.
Investment commission of India
Investment commission of India
is a three-member commission set up in the Ministryof Finance in December 2004 by the Government of India. Mr. Ratan Tata is Chairman andMr. Deepak Parekh and Dr. Ashok Ganguly are members.
National Knowledge Commission
On 13th June, 2005, the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, constituted theNational Knowledge Commission,
as a think-tank charged with considering possiblepolicy that might sharpen India's comparative advantage in the knowledge-intensive servicesectors.In particular, the Commission was to advise the Prime Minister's Office on policy related toeducation, research institutes and reforms needed to make India competitive in theknowledge economy. The Commission was to recommend reform of the education sector,research labs, and intellectual property legislation; as well as consider whether theGovernment could itself upgrade its use of the latest techniques to make its workings moretransparent.The NKC website was launched in February 2006.The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) consists of the following seven members.
Sam Pitroda, Chairman,
Ashok Ganguly, corporate leader 
Nandan Nilekani, Infosys,
Dr. Deepak Nayyar, former Vice-chancellor, University of Delhi
Dr. Jayati Ghosh, economist at Jawaharlal Nehru University
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services
) isa national agency of the Government of India, under Ministry of Earth Sciences.It provides ocean information and advisory services to the society, industry,government and scientific community through sustained ocean observations andconstant improvements through systematic and focused research.

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