Parliamentary Panel

  • Bring commercial bodies under anti-corruption act: Parliamentary panel 06-02-2014 04:22 PM

    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 22-08-2013 09:28 PM

    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...
  • Parl panel to submit report on chit funds in Monsoon session 31-05-2013 05:21 PM

    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 17-05-2013 07:40 PM

    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 counter-terror duties: Parl panel 29-04-2013 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: Observing that deployment in counter-insurgency 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...
  • Parliament panel Lokpal draft to be tabled today 09-12-2011 07:31 AM

    New Delhi: The much-awaited 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...
  • Lokpal likely to be a constitutional body 24-11-2011 09:19 PM

    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...
  • Lokpal: CBI likely to oppose its division 22-09-2011 04:27 PM

    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,...
  • Team Anna to meet Parliamentary panel today 10-08-2011 08:31 AM

    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...
  • Will a fixed tenure for sporting bodies' chiefs ensure the growth of sport?

    Union Sports Minister M S Gill has restored a 1975 regulation in the government guidelines dealing with the tenure of office-bearers of sporting bodies including...
  • Panel recommends stringent drunken driving laws 01-05-2008 01:20 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan hope new cricket coach, Australia's Dav Whatmore, can find a magic formula to transform the country's talented players into a team that enjoys sustained, match-winning success. The team's peaks and troughs are infamous. Last month's Test whitewash of England was followed by a flop in the limited overs...
  • Brakes on Centre move for 6th Schedule in Darjeeling Hills 28-02-2008 07:50 PM

    Colombo: The return of Ricky Ponting following the birth of his daughter and Ryan Harris' hamstring injury have caused a selection dilemma for Australia as they aim to heap more misery on hosts Sri Lanka in the third and final Test. After winning the first Test at Galle by 125...