Ensure fulfilment of Clean Ganga Mission by 2020: PAC to govt

Noting "systematic" deficiencies in efforts to restore the Ganga to its pristine form, a parliamentary panel has urged the government to take steps for the effective implementation of the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) and ensure that the Clean Ganga Mission gets "fructified" by 2020.

PAC recommends ban on sewage treatment at mouth of rivers

Observing serious structural lacunae and weakness in legislative framework, a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended a ban on sewage treatment at the mouth of rivers and called for creating a consolidated legislative framework to curb water pollution.

KG Basin, MNREGA among issues to be examined by PAC

Pending reports on KG Basin, UPA's flagship rural employment scheme MNREGA and indigenous construction of warships are among the 41 subjects selected by Parliament's key Public Accounts Committee for examination in the coming days, though it has skipped the 2G issue.

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

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

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

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 picks holes in agriculture debt waiver scheme

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

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.

Ashwani Kumar, Maitreyan in PAC

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

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

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.

Vasai MLA appointed member of PAC

Vasai MLA Vivek Pandit has been appointed member of the Public Accounts Committee by Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislature.

Encroachment of public land draws PAC`s ire

The Parliamentary Committee was also strictly against letting the officials who allowed encroachment go scot free.

PAC slams diversion of funds from MPs` devt scheme

In 13 states, 35 district authorities utilised Rs 1.30 crore from funds on inadmissible items like wages, laptop payment and payment of honorarium.

Adarsh probe: PAC may summon Maha govt officials

Parliament`s PAC, which is examining the CAG`s Adarsh Housing Society report, may summon Maharashtra government officials.

Defence Ministry rapped for delay in setting up ordnance factory

The Defence Ministry has been pulled up by a Parliamentary panel for more than a decade delay in setting up of an ordnance factory in Nalanda.

Differences force disruption of PAC meet

Parliament`s Public Accounts
Committee on Monday failed to transact business as its meeting was
disrupted following differences between Congress and non-UPA
members over presence of Comptroller and Auditor General.

Govt stalling proceedings on graft: Joshi

PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi said there is a growing feeling all around that the govt is "stalling"
proceedings on graft cases.

PAC suggests probe into role of of ports, Customs

The PAC report has said that of the total 54 million metric tonnes of ore exported during financial year 2010-11,
almost 5.5 million metric tonnes was sent illegally by evading

"Disquiet" in PAC meeting unfortunate, says Era Sezhiyan

Veteran Parliamentarian and a
former head of the Public Accounts Committee, Era Sezhiyan,
Friday described as "unfortunate" the "unprecedented disquiet
and discord" in the PAC deliberations on 2G scam draft report.