Streamline clinical trials of vaccines: Par Panel

After indicting a US NGO 'PATH' for conducting clinical trails of HPV vaccines in India "in violation of law and ethical norms", a parliamentary panel has been critical on the role of ICMR and has sought stream lining of the system to ensure such things are not repeated.

J&K floods: Parliamentary panel shocked over absence of Flood Forecasting sites of CWC

A Parliamentary Panel Tuesday expressed shock over absence of Flood Forecasting sites in Jammu and Kashmir, which was hit by unprecedented floods this year, and recommended setting up of a network of such observation centres in the state by Central Water Commission.

Eroding combat plane strength compromising national security: Panel

National security is being "compromised" with a "fast-eroding" combat aircraft squadron strength of the Indian Air Force vis-a-vis the neighbouring countries, leading to a "very grim" situation, a parliamentary panel said on Monday.

Ensure voting rights of displaced people in J&K Assembly: Panel

A Parliamentary panel has expressed serious concern over the restricted voting rights of west Pakistani refugees and observed that they must have the right to elect and get elected in all representative bodies to enhance the strength of democracy.

No forewarning of recent J&K floods: Omar

Brushing aside the criticism by the Parliamentary panel for not taking sufficient measures on the forewarning about "more than normal" heavy showers, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said there was no forewarning of the recent floods in the state.

Budgetary allocation for MGNREGA inadequate: Parl panel to govt

 Budgetary allocation for MGNREGA is not sufficient for effective implementation of the rural job scheme this year, a Parliamentary Panel has viewed and asked the Rural Development Ministry to seek higher allocation from Finance Ministry.

Parliamentary panel on water resources visits Varanasi

The chairman and 12 other members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources on Tuesday arrived here to take stock of water situation in the city and will hold discussions with the officials of state and central governments concerned on the matter.

Distressed at DDA`s failure to meet housing needs: Parl panel

A parliamentary panel has asked Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to finalise its land pooling policy and involve the private sector and cooperative group housing societies in meeting housing needs in the national capital.

Parl panel asks J&K govt to examine demand for minority status to Kashmiri Pandits

A Parliamentary Committee has asked Jammu and Kashmir Government to examine a demand for granting minority status to Kashmiri Pandits.

Gujarat coast `highly sensitive`; security needs revamp: Panel

Terming the Gujarat coast as "highly sensitive", a Parliamentary panel has recommended to the Union Home Ministry to fill up infrastructural and logistical gaps to tighten coastal security in the state as it is facing a hostile atmosphere.

Parliamentary panel dismayed at shortage of personnel in armed forces

Expressing "dismay" at the shortage of personnel in the armed forces, a Parliamentary Committee today recommended a scientific study to find the optimum number of force required and the methodology to be adopted to bridge the gap.

Parl panel slams govt for not keeping pace with China in border infrastructure

A Parliamentary panel on Tuesday slammed the government for the "slow pace" in matching China in border infrastructure.

Open more avenues for women officers: Parliamentary panel to Defence Ministry

Parliamentary panel asked Defence Ministry to create more avenues for female officers in the armed forces and pave way for their induction into institutions such as the National Defence Academy.

Parliamentary panel recommends increasing retirement age to 65

A parliamentary committee has recommended that retirement age should be increased from 60 years to 65 years, citing the increase in ageing population and their productivity.

Parl panel calls for creation of drugs admin for stronger tabs

A Parliamentary panel has recommended creation of a professionally-managed Central Drugs Administration to check malpractices in drug manufacturing after rejecting the proposal for the setting up of a Central Drugs Authority under the amended Drugs and Cosmetics Act.

Railways ‘lackadaiscal’ on passenger safety: Parl panel

Making a sharp attack on railways for its "lackadaisical approach" on passenger safety issue, a parliamentary committee has recommended taking expeditious measures to eliminate unmanned level crossings, a major cause of rail accidents.

Parliamentary panel for Central body to check improper depiction of women in media

To curb instances of improper depiction of women in print and other media, a parliamentary panel has recommended the creation of a Central body for the regulation of cases of indecent representation of women.

Parliament panel for constitutional status to CJI in new body to appoint judges

Amid fears that Chief Justice of India could be removed as the head of a proposed panel to appoint judges to higher judiciary, Parliamentary panel has recommended giving him constitutional status.

Jaitley call records case: Par panel summons Home Secy, CP

Against the backdrop of fresh arrests in the Arun Jaitley phone call detail records case, a parliamentary panel has summoned Home Secretary Anil Goswami and Delhi Police chief B S Bassi to seek more information on the controversy.

Parliamentary panel asks Railways to re-prioritise projects

The committee has also asked the Railway Ministry to adopt multi-modal approach to connectivity and review the necessity of its projects in backward regions and strategic locations.