PARLIAMENTARY PANEL

  • Parliamentary panels proceedings should be telecast live: Manohar Parrikar 6 days ago

    Panaji: Proceedings of parliament's various committees should be broadcast live on the lines of US Senate Committee hearings, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. "Standing committees and other house committees they should also be telecast live," Parrikar said at the concluding session of the 16th All India Whips' conference...
  • Bring commercial bodies under anticorruption act: Parliamentary panel February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee on Personnel has recommended that commercial organisations should be brought under the ambit of the Prevention of Corruption Act. As per the recommendation, the person in charge of the organisation should be held accountable for all acts of corruption by employees and agents. The...
  • Ensure SC/ST representation at senior levels: Parliamentary Panel to Govt August 22, 2013

    Observing that SC/ST officers were not represented in senior positions in Ministries and public sector firms due to existing policies, a Parliamentary panel on Thursday asked government to ensure that their adequate presence is ensured there. In a report on reservation and employment of SC/STs in Ordnance Factory Board, the Committee...
  • Parl panel to submit report on chit funds in Monsoon session May 31, 2013

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel looking into chit funds and ponzi schemes in the backdrop of Saradha scam in West Bengal, will give its recommendations on preventing recurrence of such incidents to Parliament in the forthcoming Monsoon session. "We have completed deliberations on the ponzi schemes and will submit our...
  • Parl panel for single regulator to monitor chit fund schemes May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of recent chit fund controversy in West Bengal, a Parliamentary committee on Friday slammed such schemes with demands for putting in place a single regulator to oversee their functioning or scrapping them altogether. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance closely scrutinised the functioning of such...
  • Relieve Army from counterterror duties: Parl panel April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Observing that deployment in counterinsurgency operations was straining the resources of the Army, a Parliamentary panel on Monday said the force should be relieved from these tasks to focus on undertaking its regular conventional duties. In its report tabled on Monday, the Standing Committee on Defence expressed concern for...
  • Construction work slow at 8 new IIT campuses: Panel March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Students of eight new IITs will have to wait longer to shift to new campuses as none of them have made "real" progress despite the June deadline. Flagging off this issue, a Parliamentary panel on HRD has pressed for "expediting" the work to help students avail the best...
  • Pak panel calls for ban on ads with Indian models November 29, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani parliamentary panel on Thursday called for a ban on advertisements featuring Indian models and suggested that it should be mandatory for female anchors on news channels to cover their heads with a dupatta. The suggestion was made by the Standing Committee for Information and Broadcasting of the National...
  • Parliamentary panel orders probe into BT Brinjal August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel ordered a probe into the BT Brinjal on Thursday after a parliamentary committee report said that adequate tests were not carried out and that the committee approving its use was under tremendous pressure from a minister to approve the BT Brinjal. The report quoted Dr PM...
  • Lokpal in present form doesn't address concerns: CBI July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: The Lokpal Bill in its present form "seriously compromises" CBI's autonomy of investigation and does not address its concerns, the agency told a Parliamentary panel on Friday. The CBI also contended that multiplicty of authorities it has to report to has "greatly hampered" its functional and administrative autonomy...
  • Aamir bats for generic medicines before Par panel June 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor Aamir Khan on Thursday appeared before a Parliamentary panel examining FDI in pharmaceuticals sector and pitched for generic medicines, saying companies will continue to make profit if they sell cheap drugs to the poor. The 47yearold actor, who recently highlighted the issue of malpractices prevalent among doctors and...
  • Par panel recommends statutory powers for CBI May 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the raging NCTC controversy, a Parliamentary panel has recommended giving CBI "effective" statutory backing through enactment of a law similar to NIA act so that the agency can probe corruption cases throughout the country without the states' consent. The panel made the recommendation observing it is a "dire...
  • 'Drugs banned in developed world sold in India' May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Pointing to a collusive nexus between drug manufacturers, officials of Drugs Control Organisation and medical experts in granting approvals to new drugs, a Parliamentary Panel said drugs banned, discarded or withdrawn in developed countries are in circulation in India. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare also...
  • Parliamentary panel to review defence preparedness April 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the Army Chief raising the issue of shortage of equipment, a Parliamentary panel has decided to carry out a "comprehensive" review on the issue of defence preparedness and bring out a report. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, which is looking into the budgetary allocations...
  • IAF facing critical shortages: Par panel told April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is facing "critical deficiency" of trainer aircraft and simulators, fighter squadrons are depleting and some airfields do not have certain landing facilities, a Parliamentary panel has been informed. The IAF has 34 fighter squadrons against the sanctioned strength of 42...
  • Resolve BlackBerry issue soon: Parl Panel April 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has pulled up Department of Telecommunication for delay in resolving the BlackBerry phone issue on concerns that security agencies are unable to get messages transmitted from it in a readable format. "The (Standing) Committee observe that inspite of the security agencies expressing serious concern over the...
  • Parliament panel Lokpal draft to be tabled today December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The muchawaited final draft on the Lokpal Bill, prepared by the Parliamentary Standing Committee, is slated to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. The draft recommends that Group C and D bureaucrats should be under State Lokayuktas and at the Central level under the Chief Vigilance Commissioner. It...
  • Lokpal likely to be a constitutional body November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel scrutinising the Lokpal Bill on Thursday reached consensus that the Lokpal be a constitutional body but failed to agree on inclusion of Prime Minister under the ambit of Lokpal. The draft report on the Lokpal to be ready by Monday and the panel may circulate the...
  • Lokpal: CBI likely to oppose its division September 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to oppose any division in the organisation and demand complete functional autonomy and superintendence by the proposed Lokpal when its Chief A P Singh appears before the Parliamentary Standing Committee looking into the issue on Saturday. According to sources, Singh, whose...
  • Team Anna to meet Parliamentary panel today August 10, 2011

    New Delhi: After much acrimony and public name calling, team Anna will meet the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Lokpal Bill on Wednesday. They were convinced by the Congress to come and present their views on the Bill that was introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 4. Post that their...
  • Now, Commonwealth Games venues behind schedule February 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi is struggling to meet the deadline to have hotels and flyovers ready for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and now even the sporting venues are nowhere near completion. A parliamentary panel on Tuesday said that Delhi was not prepared to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games and on Wednesday Vice...
  • Panel recommends stringent drunken driving laws May 1, 2008

    New Delhi: Drunken driving could soon land you behind bars for life. The Parliamentary Panel on Transport, Tourism and Culture has used strong words to condemn the drunken driver, with Sitaram Yechury and his colleagues studying proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act. In case of death in an accident, the issue...
  • Brakes on Centre move for 6th Schedule in Darjeeling Hills February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel on Thursday put brakes on the Bills seeking to accord special status to Darjeeling Hill areas and asked the government to take a relook at it before proceeding further. After examining the Bills, the Parliament Standing Committee on Home Affairs advised the Union Home Ministry to...