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Parliamentary committees[edit

Further information: Parliamentary committees
The Parliamentary committees are established to study and deal with various matters that cannot
be directly handled by the legislature due to their volume. They also monitor the functioning of
the executive branch.[1]
The Parliamentary committees are of two kinds - Standing committees and Ad hoc committees.
The former are elected or appointed periodically and they work on a continuous basis. The latter
are created on an ad hoc basis as the need arises and they are dissolved after they complete the
task assigned to them.[1]

Standing Committees[edit]
A Standing Committee is a committee consisting of Members of Parliament. It is a permanent
and regular committee which is constituted from time to time according to the provisions of
an Act of Parliament or Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business. The work done by the
Indian Parliament is not only voluminous but also of a complex nature, hence a good deal of its
work is carried out in these Parliamentary Committees.
Financial Standing Committees[edit]
There are three important Standing Committees dealing with financial affairs.[2]

1. Public Accounts Committee: It examines various expenditure reports and accounts under
the purview of the Parliament.
2. Estimates Committee: It analyses the expenditure and revenue estimates of various
departments. It may suggest alternative policies.
3. Committee on Public Undertakings: It analyses the accounts, and workings of the public
sector firms.
Department-related Standing Committees[edit]
As of March 2016, there are 24 Department-related Standing Committees (DRSCs). All of these
have 31 members - 21 from Lok Sabhaand 10 from Rajya Sabha.[3]

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1 Committee on Commerce

2 Committee on Home Affairs

3 Committee on Human Resource Development

4 Committee on Industry

5 Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & Forests

Tourism and Culture 7 Committee on Health and Family Welfare 8 Committee on Personnel.[hide]S. Public Grievances.No. Law and Justice 9 Committee on Agriculture 10 Committee on Information Technology 11 Committee on Defence 12 Committee on Energy 13 Committee on External Affairs 14 Committee on Finance 15 Committee on Food. Committee 6 Committee on Transport. Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution 16 Committee on Labour 17 Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas 18 Committee on Railways 19 Committee on Urban Development 20 Committee on Water Resources .

[hide]S. Committee 21 Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers 22 Committee on Rural Development 23 Committee on Coal and Steel 24 Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment Other Standing Committees[edit] As of March 2016. Committee Chairperson 1 Business Advisory Committee 2 Committee of Privileges Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the 3 House 4 Committee on Empowerment of Women 5 Committee on Government Assurances 6 Committee on Papers Laid on the Table 7 Committee on Petitions 8 Committee on Private Members' Bills and Resolutions 9 Committee on Subordinate Legislation .No. other Standing Committees are:[3] [hide]S.No.

No. Committee Chairperson 10 General Purposes Committee 11 House Committee 12 Joint Committee on Offices of Profit 13 Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowance of MPs 14 Library Committee 15 Rules Committee Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled 16 Tribes Ad hoc Committees[edit] As of March 2016. Committee Chairperson 1 Railway Convention Committee Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Lok 2 Sabha 3 Committee on MP Local Area Development Scheme 4 Committee on Ethics Committee on Food Management in Parliament House 5 Complex . [hide]S. the following Ad-hoc Committees are in operation:[3] [hide]S.No.

The committee government to came to the address the public conclusion that Shah Nawaz demand to Bose was killed in a 1955 1956 Committee investigate the plane crash.No. and included Suresh .[hide]S. with the report. But. Committee Chairperson Committee on Installation of Portraits/Statues of National 6 leaders and Parliamentarians 7 Joint Committee on Security in Parliament House Complex Joint Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and 8 Development of Parliament House Complex Joint Committee to examine matters related to allocation and 9 pricing of telecom licences and spectrum Notable Ad-hoc Committees established by executive order[edit] Pre-independence[edit] Appointed Submitted [hide]Committee Mandate Recommendations in report in Rowlatt Committee 1918 After Independence[edit] Appointed Submitted [hide]Committee Summary Report in report in The three-member committee was formed by the Nehru.[5] The committee was led by Shah Nawaz Khan. disappearance Suresh Chandra of Subhas Bose did not agree Chandra Bose.

system in the country Narasimham Committee on 1998 1998 Banking Sector Reforms (1998) Examine social. Appointed Submitted [hide]Committee Summary Report in report in Chandra Bose. and S. economic and educational Sachar Committee 2005 2006 condition of the Muslim community of India Srikrishna committee on 2010 2010 Telangana Naresh Chandra 2012 Defense reforms Committee . brother of Subhas. N. Maitra. the Janata in August 1978 and Government made 132 appointed a recommendations Ashok Mehta 1977 1978 committee on to revive and Committee Panchayati Raj strengthen the institutions under declining the chairmanship Panchayati Raj of Ashoka Mehta.[4] Examine the working of the Establishment of Community the scheme of Balwant Rai Mehta 1957 1957 Development 'democratic Committee Programme and decentralisation' the National (Panchayati Raj) Extension Service The committee In December submitted its report 1977.