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Indian Committees

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The article Indian Committees present the list of important committees in India from 2016-2018. This is an important topic for General Awareness section of different competitive exams.


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The Government of India has appointed a number of committees, a small group of officials appointed to deal with a particular parliamentary committees established by the Parliament of India.

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.

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.

Below table contains the list of Important Indian Committees 2016-2018:

Indian Committees Names Chair person Purpose
11 Member committee Lt. Gen D B Shekatkar (retd.) To relook defence expenditure
6 Member committee on Monetary Policy Urijit patel To fix the benchmark policy rate (repo rate) required to contain inflation, bring transparency in monetary policy decision.
7 Member T V S N Prasad Committee T V S N Prasad TO explore possible alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir introduced by the State Police in 2010
9 Member Committee Gopal Mukherjee To “review” the existing media policy for communicating the activities of the board and the income tax department to the public.
22 Member Panel DoPT secretary sri B P Sharma To look into the 7th pay commission anomalies.
149 Member National Committee PM Narendra Modi For Commemoration of Birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
23 Member Executive Committee Rajnath Singh For Commemoration of Birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
13 Member Committee Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu To deal with the situation arising out of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denomination notes.
6 Member Committee on Film certification Shyam Benegal To lay down the procedure of certification within the guidelines of Cinematograph Act 1952 and suggest a suitable staffing structure for more efficient service.
Arvind Panagariya Panel Arvind Panagariya To fast track bullet trains
Advisory Committee on Service Providers Mohandas Pai To consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganization as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner.
Ak Sinha Expert Committee Ak Sinha To study the slit in the river.
Bimal Jalan Committee Bimal Jalan To suggest amendments to stock Exchange and clearing corporations (SECC) Regulations.
Committee on Gramin Dak Sevak Kamlesh Chandra To examine the wage structure, service conditions, system of branch post office for Gramin Dak Sevek in the Department of posts.
Committee on Nurses employed in Private Hospitals Anil R Dave To investigate the living conditions and salary structure of over 3 lakh nurses employed in private Hospitals.
Companies Law Committee Tapan Roy To examine and making recommendations on changing of companies Act-2013.
Committee on Godavari Rejuvenation Deepak Naik To revive Godavari by rejuvenating 78% of the river in a year.
Committee on Education TSR Subramanian To evolve the New Education Policy.
Committee on GST DR. Amit Mitra To frame the rules for roll out of the ambitious GST regime in order to create boundary less one national market for tax collection.
Committee on Special Purpose Vehicle(SPV) Indian Railway Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog To implement Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project named the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited.
Committee on E-Commerce Akhilesh Ranjan To examine the business models for E-Commerce, identify the direct tax issue on relation to e-commerce transaction and provide suggestion.
Committee on Government Advertisement BB Tandon To oversee the guidelines set for government advertisements by the Supreme Court are followed.
Committee for Evolution of a National Education Policy T S R Subramanian To give evolution to the Education System.
Chief Economic Advisor led Panel Arvind Subramanian Report – Incentivising Pulses production Through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and related policies.
Central Level Committee Retired SC Judge or Retired HC Chief Justice To deal with complaints regarding WAQF properities.
Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee Vinod Zutsi For the swadesh Darshan Scheme.
Committee on Demonetization Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries and Directors To know about the status implementation of Govt.’s recent decision of scrapping 500 and 1000 rupee currency notes
Committee on Digital payment Amitabh kant, NITI Aayog CEO To develop a digital payments option for the payment of all government-citizen transactions to flush out black money and corruption from the country.
Corporate Insolvency and liquidation panel Uday Kotak To consolidate and amend laws relating to reorganization as well as insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms and individuals in a time bound manner.
Committee on trade facilitation Pradeep Kumar Sinha To develop the pan-India road map for trade facilitation.
Central Pay Commission Justice A K Mathur To recommend substantial raise to the salaries and pensions to the one crore central government employees.
Digital Payment Committee Ratan P Watal To boost digital payment system in India.
District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) The Chairperson of the committee will be the senior most Member of Parliament (Lok sabha) elected from the district, nominated by the Ministry of Rural Development For effective development coordination of almost all the programmes of central Government, whether it is for infrastructure development or social and human resource development.
Committees would monitor the implementation of 28 schemes and programmes of Ministry of Rural Development and other Ministries to promote synergy and convergence for greater impact.
Fire Safety Committee J P Nadda To review Fire safety measures at various Central Government Hospitals
High Level Committee Meeting Rajnath Singh For central assistance to Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh affected by drought and floods
High Level Committee on water bodies in the capital PWD Minister Satyendra Jain Appointed by Delhi CM to look into the matters of water bodies in NCT of Delhi with issues related to taking necessary steps like site inspections, proper identification/confirmation, rain water harvesting and their development on targeted basis.
High Level Committee Arvind Subramanian To consider a reasonable increase in minimum support price (MSP) for pulses and bonus for farmers.
High Level Committee Deputy Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Ashok Kumar To find out the extent of scorpene submarine data leak and the damage to the Navy.
High Powered Committee of the National Security Council Sri Madhukar Gupta For strengthening border protection and addressing the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan Border.
High Level Technical Team G.S Jha To visit the Cauvery Basin area and assess the ground realities.
Inter Ministerial Committee on Prices of essential commodities Hem Pande Government decided to utilize the vast network of post officers across the country to sell subsidized pulses.
ICC’s Finance and commercial Affairs Committee BCCI President Anurag Thakur To see the revenue related aspects of ICC.
International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athelete’s Commission Saina Nehwal The commission is a consultative body whose function is to act as “the link between active athletes and the IOC’s” executive bodies, and its chair serves as a member of the IOC Executive Board. Saina Nehwal has been appointed as its member.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India Madhusudan Sahoo To regulate the functioning of insolvency professionals, insolvency professional agencies and information utilities under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code 2016
Inter-Ministerial Committee Senior Joint Secretary fro the Ministry of External Affairs. To solve the queries of NRI’s, tourists from abroad and foreign missions over demonetization issue
International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO) panels Pramod Kumar Nagpal and Amarjeet Singh Pramod kr. Nagpal – Committee on issuer Accounting, Audit and Disclosure. Amarjeet Singh-Assessment Committee.
Joint Committee of Parliament Rajya Sabha To study the citizenship Amendment Bill – 2016
Mahesh Kumar Singla Committee Mahesh Kumar Singla To recommend the modalities for granting scheduled caste status to 6 OBC Communities in Assam
Madhav Chitale Committee Madhav Chitale To gear up the guidelines for the desiltation (Clearing off the slits) of the river Ganga.

Monetary policy Committee Chetan Ghate, Pami Dua and Ravindra H Dholakia To determine the Interest Rate.

Munialapp Committee Munialapp To keep vigil on Bird Flu Situation.

Mata Prasad Committee Mata Prasad To overhaul in transmission planning to facilitate transfer of power on economic principles.

Mundra Committee SS Mundra To speed up the process of recalibration of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to dispense the new denomination notes.

National Committee On Trade Facilitation (NCTF) P K Sinha To facilitate the domestic Co-ordination and implementation of Trade Facilitation of Agreement provisions.

NK Singh Panel on FRBM Revival N K Singh To review the fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act of 2003 in the context of the uncertainty and volatility in the global economy.

One Man Judicial Committee on One Bank One Pension (OROP) Justice L Narasimha Reddy To look into the anomalies, if any, arising out of the implementation of OROP>

Panel on BCCI reform Justice R M Lodha To restore the glory of the game cricket by putting an end to excesses and imbalances, Corruption and red tapism and reforming BCCI by making its functioning transparent.

Parliamentary Standing Committee J C Divakar Reddy To tackle misleading advertisement as well as to fix liability on endorsers/celebrities.

P K Sinha Committee P K Sinha To shortlist the candidates for RBI Governor post.

Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) Rao Inderjit Singh To bring development and upliftment of Physically Challenged Sports, Athletes with mobility disabilities, Amputations, Blindness and Celebral Palsy.

Parliamentary Panel Veerappa Moily To review the disinvestment policy, Banking sector.
To review the all budgetary reforms.

Parliamentary Panel on Home Affairs P Chidambaram To review border issues and border security.

Parliamentary Standing Committee Renuka Choudhary To prevent fires in the Himalayan Forests Spread across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

R M Lodha Panel on MCI R M Lodha To oversee MCI by bringing transparency and create a framework to plug loopholes in order to curb corruption.

R M Lodha Panel R M Lodha To oversee how the regulator of medical profession and education in India functions.

R V Easwar Committee R V Easwar To Simplify Income Tax Act 1961.

Sub Committee on Jewellery Ashok Lahiri To interact with the trade and industry on the imposition of Central Excise duty on Jewellery.

Sudarshan Sen Committee Sudarshan Sen To study regulatory issues relating to financial technology and digital banking in India.

Special Committee for inter-linking of rivers. It will represent the various departments of the govt, apart from civil society organization. It will be responsible for the monitoring of the precious Inter-Linking of River Projects to be carried out under National Perspective plan 1980 of Govt. of India.

Three Member Committee on transport Sanjay Mitra To frame a policy work for taxi aggregators and other transport operators.