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.
Congress has secured chairmanship of five Parliamentary Standing Committees after failing to get the Leader of the Opposition post in the Lok Sabha.
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 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.
A Parliamentary Standing Committee has found the criteria for inclusion of tribes in the Scheduled List "subjective" and "archaic".
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".
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.
A parliamentary panel has recommended that it review the number of serving defence officers required for smooth and effective functioning of Sainik schools.
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.
In order to ensure better working of IAS officers, the government is considering an exclusive programme on stress management for them.
The parliamentary standing committee on defence has raised questions on the critical shortages in equipment and ammunition required to maintain Indian Army’s edge.
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence decided to call the 3 service chiefs to give an account of the state
of preparedness of the forces.
Gandhian Anna Hazare on Wednesday hit out at the government saying that it was not committed to a strong Lokpal Bill.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee going into the Lokpal Bill has recommended keeping out judiciary and MPs` conduct in House out of its purview.
The Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal Bill is likely to submit its report before December 07.
Parliamentary Standing Committee
on the Lokpal issue said it was futile to speculate on
when it would give its report on the Bill.
The Parl Committee going into the Lokpal Bill will complete its work
"soon", its chairman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said on Sunday.
The much-talked about Land Acquisition Bill has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development.
The CVC will pitch for greater powers to prosecute higher bureaucracy in corruption-related cases.
A parliamentary panel said that judicial accountability will meet with "limited
success" till the issue of judges` appointment is addressed.
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