Parl panel to suggest new system for formulating treaties

A new system for more effective formulation of international treaties, including those on checking black money and promoting investments, is likely to be recommended soon by a Parliamentary panel.

Parliamentary Panel slams SAI for not roping in sportspersons
Parliamentary Panel slams SAI for not roping in sportspersons

A Parliamentary Standing Committee has come down hard on the Sports Authority of India for continuing with its bureaucratic functioning by appointing people without sports background at key positions.

Make public RTI replies to stop repeated queries: Centre

To check wasteful duplication of effort while responding to RTI queries, the Centre has asked all departments to do an analysis of information sought often by applicants and suo-motu make such details public.

Ashwani Kumar visits Pathankot; assesses environment

The Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests Ashwani Kumar today visited Pathankot to review the status of environment in the region and assess various other issues.

Speaker rejects Opposition demand to send GST Bill to Parl panel

The long-delayed GST Bill was taken up for consideration in the Lok Sabha Tuesday after the Speaker rejected Opposition demands to refer the key reform measure to a parliamentary Standing Committee.

J&K Sikh body against minority status for Kashmiri Pandits

A Sikh organisation in Kashmir today opposed the recommendation of a Parliamentary Standing Committee on granting minority status to Kashmiri Pandits saying such a move will have "serious repercussions".

Parl panel examining recommendations on green laws

 The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment and Forests is examining the recommendations of a government-appointed panel, which reviewed various green laws.

Realty sector stocks rally up to 9% on bourses

Real estate stocks gained as much as 9 percent on Thursday after the Cabinet deferred a decision on setting up a regulator for the sector.

Better to keep industry promoters, banking separate: Parl panel

The decision to allow industrial houses to promote new banks has faced sharp criticism by a Parliamentary panel, which said it would be "more in the fitness of things" to keep industry and banking separate.

Over 9,000 new cases against cos with RoCs in 2013-14

The Committee in its report noted that the number of cases pending with the RoCs stood 49,500, as on April 1, 2013.

Par panel wants more time to study bill on wildlife laws

 Passage of a bill, introduced by the previous UPA government, which seeks to strengthen wildlife laws by conferring arresting power to wildlife authorities is set to be delayed.

Manmohan Singh named member of Parliamentary panel on Finance

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who is hailed as the architect of economic reforms in the country, is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, it was announced on Tuesday.

Congress members to head 5 Parliamentary Standing Committees

Congress has secured chairmanship of five Parliamentary Standing Committees after failing to get the Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha.

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.

Parl Panel finalises GST report

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on Friday finalised its report on Goods and Services Tax (GST) which will be tabled in Parliament in the monsoon session beginning August 5.

Ajit Singh defends Jet-Etihad deal

Against the backdrop of objections by some MPs, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday strongly defended the Rs 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal, saying those opposing it were "long on politics and short on facts".

`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".

Appointment of Oil Secretary as Petronet Chairman questioned

Ahead of new Oil Secretary Vivek Rae taking over as Chairman of Petronet LNG Ltd, a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas has questioned the rule under which the top government functionary is appointed head of a private company.