Parliamentary Committee

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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>All work
cannot be done in Parliament. To reduce overload and to get experts view,
parliamentary committee are established </p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Broadly
two types</p>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:
normal;font-style:normal;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Ad-hoc
Committee (for specific issues)(temporary)</span></li>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:
normal;font-style:normal;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Select
Committee (only one house) Ex: Land Acquisition Bill</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Joint Committee (members of
two houses) Ex: 2G Spectrum scam</span></li>
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lang=en-US>OR</p>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:
normal;font-style:normal;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Advisory
committee</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Enquiry committee</span></li>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:
normal;font-style:normal;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Standing
Committee (permanent structure)</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Other Committee </span></li>
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lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:
normal;font-style:normal;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Parliamentary
watchdogs over executive Ex: Committee on subordinate legislation</span></li>
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lang=en-US id="ConditionstobecalledasParliamentaryCommittees">Conditions to be called as Parliamentary Committees</h2>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Appointed/Elected by House
or Nominated by Speaker</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Work under the direction of
Speaker of LS/Chairman of RS</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Submit report to Parliament
or to Speaker/Chairman</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Has a secretariat provided
by LS/RS</span></li>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:"Nirmala UI";font-size:12.0pt' lang=en-US>Note:
Consultative committees, Parliamentary forum, Cabinet Committees are not
Parliamentary Committees</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>A
parliamentary committee can be <span style='font-weight:bold'>appointed</span>/<span
style='font-weight:bold'>elected/nominated</span>, can be appointed by either
speaker/chairman</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Ex:
Members of Estimates committee are elected by proportional representation</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Parliamentary
committees only does <span style='font-weight:bold'>recommendations</span>
while cabinet committees can take decisions</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Standing
Committee - Finance Committee</p>
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Accounts Committee</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Joint.</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US><span
style='background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Chairman from LS/RS</span></p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Under
LS</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Elected
one year. Proportional representation</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>22
(15 from LS and 7 from RS)</p>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>To
examine (</span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'>Economic, prudence, wisdom</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'> etc.) the
appropriation accounts and the finance accounts of the Union
government and any other account laid before the Lok Sabha.[CAG
audit reports on appropriation, finance, public sector
undertakings]. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'>empowered</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'> to call witnesses to give evidence and produce
documents required by the committees</span></li>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Minister
cannot be a member</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US><span
style='background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Chairman nominated by
Speaker</span> from amongst the members of PAC</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Estimates
Committee</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Lok
Sabha </p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Under
LS</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Elected</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>1
year</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Proportional
representation</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>30
members</p>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Examines
the budget estimates </span><span style='font-weight:bold;
text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>after</span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> they are voted</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'> by parliament</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>to
examine whether the money is well laid out within the limits of the
policy implied in the estimates. </span><span style='font-weight:
bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>However cannot question
the policy</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>to
report what economies, improvements in organisation, efficiency or
administrative reform, consistent with the policy underlying the
estimates may be effected</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'>Only selects few ministries or departments per
year</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Continuous
economic committee</span></li>
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cannot be a member</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Chairman
nominated by Speaker and invariably from ruling party</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Committee
on Public Undertaking</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Joint.</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US><span
style='background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Chairman from LS</span></p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Under
LS</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Elected
1 year</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Proportional
representation</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>22
(15 from LS and 7 from RS)</p>
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<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Examine
reports, accounts, CAG reports on public undertaking, autonomy,
efficiency, business principles</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Cannot
examine major policy of Govt in the perspective of business,
commerce</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Cannot
examine day to day administration</span></li>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Minister
cannot be a member</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Chairman
nominated from <span style='font-weight:bold'>LS members</span> of PAC by <span
style='font-weight:bold'>Speaker</span> traditionally from opposition</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Standing
Committees- Departmental Standing Committee</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Established
since 1993</p>
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<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Total=24</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>8
under RS</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>16
under LS</p>
</td>
<td style='border-style:solid;border-color:#A3A3A3;border-width:1pt;
vertical-align:top;width:.802in;padding:2.0pt 3.0pt 2.0pt 3.0pt'>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Joint</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
</td>
<td style='border-style:solid;border-color:#A3A3A3;border-width:1pt;
vertical-align:top;width:1.3694in;padding:2.0pt 3.0pt 2.0pt 3.0pt'>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Nominated</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>1
year term</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>31(21
from LS and 10 from RS)</p>
</td>
<td style='border-style:solid;border-color:#A3A3A3;border-width:1pt;
vertical-align:top;width:5.3902in;padding:2.0pt 3.0pt 2.0pt 3.0pt'>
<ul style='margin-left:.2055in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<ul type=disc style='margin-left:0in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>To
have accountability of Parliament over Executive</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>To
consider demand for grants of the concerned ministrie</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;
mso-highlight:yellow'>s </span><span style='font-weight:bold;
text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>before</span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> they are voted by Parliamen</span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>t. </span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Should not suggest cut
motion</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Should
not consider day to day administration of ministries and not
consider matters by other parliamentary committees</span></li>
</ul>
</ul>
</td>
<td style='border-style:solid;border-color:#A3A3A3;border-width:1pt;
vertical-align:top;width:2.4513in;padding:2.0pt 3.0pt 2.0pt 3.0pt'>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Minister
cannot be a member</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>Chairman
of Committee appointed by Speaker if it works under LS &amp; by Chairman
of RS if it works under RS</p>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<ul type=disc style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>In British Parliament ,
every Bill goes through the committee stage in each House. That may take
more time to pass a Bill but will ensure that there is adequate
deliberation by parliamentarians before they pass a Bill. </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Speaker of
LS is the chairman of Business Advisory Committee of LS, General Purpose
Committee of LS, Rules Committee of LS<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'>
</span></span></li>
<ul type=circle style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='color:#000000;margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><img width=16
height=16 alt="Imp Prelims" src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_fab708a3e3f249ad85c73c8524bc0ea1~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>NOTE: Not part of Privileges
committee </span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee
on Private Members Bills and Resolutions</span></li>
<ul type=circle style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='color:#000000;margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><img width=16
height=16 alt="Imp Prelims" src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_fab708a3e3f249ad85c73c8524bc0ea1~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:
yellow'>Only Loksabha committee and no Rajyasabha committee</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'>Deputy Speaker is its chairman</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'>In Rajyasabha, Business Advisory committee performs
the functions of private members bills and resolutions </span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on Absence of
Members</span></li>
<ul type=circle style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='color:#000000;margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><img width=16
height=16 alt="Imp Prelims" src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_fab708a3e3f249ad85c73c8524bc0ea1~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:
yellow'>Only Loksabha committee and no Rajyasabha committee</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Examines
the cases of absence of more than 60 days without permission</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Rajyasabha house deals such
cases itself</span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>General Purposes Committee</span></li>
<ul type=circle style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>One for LS and one for RS</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Considers and advices on
matters concerning affairs of the house </span><span style='font-weight:
bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>which </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'>do not fall</span><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'> within the jurisdiction of </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt'>any othe</span><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>r</span><span style='font-family:
Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'> parliamentary committee</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Composition</span></li>
<ul type=disc style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Presiding officer as its
ex-office chairman</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Deputy speaker for LS and
Deputy Chairman for RS</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Panel of Chairpersons for
LS and Panel of vice chairpersons for RS</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Chairpersons of LS
Departmental Standing committees for LS and Chairpersons of RS
Departmental Standing Committees for RS</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Leaders
of parties and groups in each corresponding house</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Other member as nominated
by Presiding officer</span></li>
</ul>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on Govt Assurances
- one for LS &amp; one for RS- examines the assurances, promises,
undertakings given my ministers from time to time in the house</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on Subordinate
Legislation - one for LS &amp; one for RS- whether subordinate
legislation is delegated by parliament is correctly enforced or not</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Rules Committee - one for LS
&amp; one for RS - Presiding officer ex-officio chairman for their
respective committees -</span><span style='text-decoration:underline;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>procedures and </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>conduct</span><span
style='text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> of </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>business</span><span
style='text-decoration:underline;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> i</span><span style='text-decoration:
underline;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>n the house</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Ethics committee - one for
LS &amp; one for RS-Code of conduct among members of house; examine cases
of misconduct and recommends appropriate action</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee of Privileges -one
for LS &amp; one for RS- </span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Quasi Judicial</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'> -Examines cases of breach
of privileges of house and its members and recommends action</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>House committee - one for LS
&amp; one for RS- deals with residential accommodation of members and
other amenities like food, medical aid, etc </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on Petitions - one
for LS &amp; one for RS - Examines petitions on bills and on matters of
general public importance</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on papers
laid<span style='mso-spacerun:yes'> </span>on the table - one for
LS
&amp; one for RS- papers laid conform to provisions of
constitution/act/rule </span></li>
<li style='color:#000000;margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><img width=16
height=16 alt="Imp Prelims" src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_fab708a3e3f249ad85c73c8524bc0ea1~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Committee on
Office of Profit - Joint- </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on Salaries and
allowances of members - </span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:
Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Joint</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Library Committee - Joint </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:
yellow'> Welfare of SC, STs - </span><span style='font-weight:bold;
font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:
yellow'>Joint</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt;
background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> -</span><span style='font-family:
Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'> consider reports of NCSC, NCST; all matters
related to welfare of them</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'>Committee on empowerment of
Women - Joint - </span></li>
<li style='color:#000000;margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle'
lang=en-US><img width=16
height=16 alt="Imp Prelims" src="https://static.wixstatic.com/media/760013_fab708a3e3f249ad85c73c8524bc0ea1~mv2.png">&nbsp;<span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt;background:#E5E0EC'>A minister can be member of a
parliament committee excep</span><span style='font-family:Calibri;
font-size:11.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>t to Finance
Committees (3), Departmental Standing Committees (24) , Committees on
empowerment of women, welfare of SC/ST, Govt assurances, petitions,
subordinate legislation</span></li>
</ul>
<p style='margin:0in;margin-left:.375in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt'
lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<h2 style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.0pt;color:#2E75B5'
lang=en-US id="ConsultativeCommittees">Consultative Committees</h2>
<ul type=disc style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Consultative Committees are
not parliamentary committees as they are not fulfilling the conditions to
be called as Parliamentary Committees</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:
yellow'>Constituted, guidelines, functions procedures by </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:
yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>They are attached to various
ministries/departments of Union Govt for discussions and </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>consultations
b/w ministries and members of parliamen</span><span style='font-family:
Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>t</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Generally constituted after
the new Loksabha is constituted</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Consists of
LS and RS members</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Membership is </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>voluntary </span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Meetings can be arranged at
any time when the parliament is in session or </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>recess</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Informal Consultative
Committee- meetings arranged only when the parliament is in session. Ex:
Informal Consultative Committee for Railway Zones</span></li>
</ul>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<p style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:11.0pt' lang=en-US>&nbsp;</p>
<h2 style='margin:0in;font-family:Calibri;font-size:14.0pt;color:#2E75B5'
lang=en-US id="ParliamentaryForums">Parliamentary Forums</h2>
<ul type=disc style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>They are </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>not</span><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'> parliamentary committee</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>They are </span><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>platforms
b/w Members of Parliament and the ministries, experts, officials of
ministries, expert bodies, NGOs, international bodies/experts to have a
focused and meaningful discussion for result oriented approach</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>They should not
interfere/encroach on the jurisdiction of the Departmental Standing
Committees</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Composition</span></li>
<ul type=circle style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;
mso-highlight:yellow'>Speaker of LS is chairman of all Parliamentary
forums except the</span><span style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;
font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'> Parliamentary
Forum on Population and Public Health</span><span style='font-family:
Calibri;font-size:12.0pt;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>(Chairman
is the President of India and LS Speaker is Co-Chairman)</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Ex-officio vice presidents
- Deputy Speaker of LS, Deputy Chairman of RS, Respective Ministries,
Chairman(s) of Departmental Standing Committees</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Members nominated by
Speaker from LS (Max 21) and nominated by Chairman from RS(Max 10)</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Duration is co-terminus
with the member term </span></li>
</ul>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Meetings are held whenever
necessary during the Parliamentary sessions</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Forums present now</span></li>
<ul type=circle style='margin-left:.375in;direction:ltr;unicode-bidi:embed;
margin-top:0in;margin-bottom:0in'>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Parliamentary forum on
Children</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-weight:bold;font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Parliamentary
forum on Population and Public Health</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Parliamentary forum on
Water Conservation and Management</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Parliamentary forum on
Global Warming and Climate Change</span></li>
<li style='margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;vertical-align:middle' lang=en-US><span
style='font-family:Calibri;font-size:12.0pt'>Parliamentary forum on
Disaster Management</span></li>
</ul>
</ul>
</ul>