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After losing out on LoP, Congress gets post of PAC chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 15:52

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas was Wednesday made the new head of Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), a prestigious panel which examines CAG reports after they are tabled in Parliament.

KV Thomas takes over a new PAC Chairman

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 14:05

Senior Congress leader KV Thomas on Wednesday over as the new Chairman of Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee.

PAC suggests SIT-CBI probe into construction irregularities

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 17:10

Alleging that a private developer made profits of over Rs 5000 crore at the expense of the state government, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Maharashtra Legislature has recommended a SIT probe coupled with a CBI inquiry into the construction of New Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi as well as Andheri RTO and High Mount Guest House.

PAC slams ONGC on royalty issue in Assam

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 21:13

The Public Accounts Committee of Assam Legislative Assembly has slammed energy major ONGC for anomalies in royalty payment for four years from 2004-05 and asked the concerned department to recover the dues.

PAC picks holes in debt waiver scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:09

A parliamentary committee has picked holes in the ambitious agriculture debt waiver and debt relief scheme of the UPA government saying it could not achieve its goals due to a variety of reasons including violation of guidelines and poor monitoring.

PAC picks holes in agriculture debt waiver scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 15:37

A parliamentary committee has picked holes in the ambitious agriculture debt waiver and debt relief scheme of the UPA government saying it could not achieve its goals due to a variety of reasons including violation of guidelines and poor monitoring.

Parl panel slams AERB on radiation safety policy

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 19:41

A Parliamentary panel has slammed nuclear regulator AERB for failing to bring out a comprehensive nuclear radiation safety policy for three decades and batted for giving it statutory status with enhanced legal powers.

Parliament panel adopts report on Adarsh Housing Society scam

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 17:46

Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee adopted its report on Adarsh Housing Society in which it slammed Defence ministry and Maharashtra government for "monumental failure" at all levels.

Lawmakers grill BBC bosses over payoff row

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 16:29

The former director of the BBC has defended his tenure in front of lawmakers probing a row over oversized executive payoffs.

Ashwani Kumar, Maitreyan in PAC

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 21:52

Former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and AIADMK member V Maitreyan have been elected to Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Govt should ensure constitutional bodies` independence: Joshi

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 08:37

Government should not use constitutional bodies for its own interests and strive to make them independent, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said.

Connivance of Rail staff with agents in cornering tickets: PAC

Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10:01

Taking note of bulk booking of tickets by Rail Travellers Service Agents, a parliamentary committee has observed that such illegal activities continue due to the "active connivance" of the railway officials.