Parliamentary standing panels to be in place by August end: Naidu

The Parliamentary Standing Committees are likely to be in place by this month end as the political parties have given the names of their MPs for the purpose.

Activists hail govt`s decision to refer RTI Bill to Parl Panel

Activists welcomed govt`s decision to refer a Bill aimed at shielding political parties from providing information under the transparency law to a Parl standing committee.

`Criteria for inclusion of tribes in ST list subjective`

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has found the criteria for inclusion of tribes in the Scheduled List "subjective" and "archaic".

Panel finds irregularities in drugs approval, seeks review

Government panel found irregularities in approval of 38 drugs without clinical trials on Indians saying exemptions "appear to be due to pressure from pharma companies".

Parl panel unhappy over coal allocation to pvt cos

CIL is the largest coal producer in the world and accounts for over 80 percent of the domestic coal output. It had recorded about 432 million tonne production in 2011-12, as against a revised down target of 447 MT.

Parl panel pulls up Defence Ministry over Sainik schools

A parliamentary panel has recommended that it review the number of serving defence officers required for smooth and effective functioning of Sainik schools.

No surplus land to share: Defence Ministry tells Par panel

The Defence Ministry has made it clear that it has no surplus land to share with others and needs additional land to keep up with the demands of the armed forces.

Stress management programmes for bureaucrats

In order to ensure better working of IAS officers, the government is considering an exclusive programme on stress management for them.

Army lacks choppers, tank ammo: Parl Panel

The parliamentary standing committee on defence has raised questions on the critical shortages in equipment and ammunition required to maintain Indian Army’s edge.

Chiefs of armed forces to depose before Parl Panel

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence decided to call the 3 service chiefs to give an account of the state
of preparedness of the forces.

Govt not committed to a strong Lokpal: Anna

Gandhian Anna Hazare on Wednesday hit out at the government saying that it was not committed to a strong Lokpal Bill.

Lokpal: No decision on PM in Parl panel`s draft

The Parliamentary Standing Committee going into the Lokpal Bill has recommended keeping out judiciary and MPs` conduct in House out of its purview.

Lokpal: Anna wants strong proposal from Parl panel

The Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal Bill is likely to submit its report before December 07.

No need to speculate on Lokpal report: Singhvi

Parliamentary Standing Committee
on the Lokpal issue said it was futile to speculate on
when it would give its report on the Bill.

‘Parl committee to complete work on Lokpal Bill’

The Parl Committee going into the Lokpal Bill will complete its work
"soon", its chairman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Sunday.

Land Acquisition Bill referred to Standing Comm

The much-talked about Land Acquisition Bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development.

CVC to suggest changes in proposed Lokpal bill

The CVC will pitch for greater powers to prosecute higher bureaucracy in corruption-related cases.

‘Tackle judges` appointment issue at the earliest’

A parliamentary panel said that judicial accountability will meet with "limited
success" till the issue of judges` appointment is addressed.

No time limit for Lokpal recommendations: Singhvi

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice said "it is not possible to fix a time limit for Lokpal Bill."

Foreign Educational Institution bill referred to Parl panel

A bill that seeks to put in place a mechanism to facilitate the entry and regulation of foreign educational institutions, has been referred to the
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development.