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  • Standing Committee asks govt to implement Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act in 'letter & spirit' Mar 20, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    Standing Committee asks govt to implement Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act in 'letter & spirit'

    In its report tabled in the Lok Sabha on March 19, the Standing Committee on Food chaired by TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay recommended the government to "implement the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 in letter and spirit, and without let or hindrances so that the farmers and other stakeholders of farming sector in this country receive the benefits intended under the said Act".

  • Parliamentary panel flags under utilisation of funds by food processing industries ministry Mar 09, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel flags under utilisation of funds by food processing industries ministry

    PMKSY is an umbrella scheme, approved in May 2017, under which eight sub-schemes are implemented, including mega food park, integrated cold chain and value addition infrastructure.

  • Parliamentary panel asks FCI to recover Rs 105.40 crore pending dues from 3 PSUs Jan 29, 2021 08:25 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel asks FCI to recover Rs 105.40 crore pending dues from 3 PSUs

    The committee said, "all out efforts be made to recover or settle the pending dues of Rs 105.40 crore from the concerned central public state undertakings (CPSUs) that have been pending since the last 6-8 years.”

  • Private hospitals charged exorbitant fees, spending on health abysmally low: Parliamentary panel on COVID-19 Nov 21, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Private hospitals charged exorbitant fees, spending on health abysmally low: Parliamentary panel on COVID-19

    This is the first report by any parliamentary committee on the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Parliament panel pulls up Twitter over Kunal Kamra’s 'offensive tweets' against CJI Bobde Nov 19, 2020 04:13 PM IST

    Parliament panel pulls up Twitter over Kunal Kamra’s 'offensive tweets' against CJI Bobde

    Kunal Kamra is currently facing contempt charges for posting tweets alleging that the Supreme Court was partial and indulged in favouritism when it granted easy reprieve to TV news anchor Arnab Goswami after he was arrested in an abetment to suicide case

  • Top officials skip key parliamentary panel meeting on pollution: Sources Nov 15, 2019 01:55 PM IST

    Top officials skip key parliamentary panel meeting on pollution: Sources

    According to sources, members present at the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development were upset with those absent and plan to raise the issue with the Speaker.

  • Parliamentary panel likely to call top FinMin officials, RBI guv to brief on economic slowdown Oct 10, 2019 10:30 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel likely to call top FinMin officials, RBI guv to brief on economic slowdown

    The RBI governor and other officials will be called to discuss issues related to slow down, interest rates and reserves, the sources said.

  • Parliamentary panel asks Twitter to engage more with EC; summons Facebook, WhatsApp officials on March 6 Feb 25, 2019 03:50 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel asks Twitter to engage more with EC; summons Facebook, WhatsApp officials on March 6

    This was informed by Anurag Thakur, chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, after a nearly three-and-a-half-hour meeting with Global Vice President of Public Policy for Twitter Colin Crowell and other officials of the micro-blogging platform.

  • Comment | Twitter’s way out in India: #localleader, #talks, #engagement Feb 12, 2019 05:02 PM IST

    Comment | Twitter’s way out in India: #localleader, #talks, #engagement

    Missing local leadership and no power to India representatives are among those that brought Twitter under the scrutiny of parliamentary panel.

  • Parliamentary panel concerned over Chinese infra close to Doklam Dec 17, 2018 07:54 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel concerned over Chinese infra close to Doklam

    The report by the committee on External Affairs termed the Chinese intrusion at Doklam as a "blatant but unsuccessful attempt" to unilaterally change the status quo at the India, Bhutan, China tri-junction in Doklam, seriously affecting India's security interests.

  • Parliamentary panel to look into implementation of Ayushman Bharat Oct 08, 2018 02:55 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel to look into implementation of Ayushman Bharat

    The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has two broader objectives -- creating a network of health and wellness infrastructure across the country and providing insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per family annually benefiting more than 10.74 crore families.

  • Parliamentary panel suggests insurance coverage for chit fund subscribers Aug 10, 2018 07:37 AM IST

    Parliamentary panel suggests insurance coverage for chit fund subscribers

    In its report tabled in Parliament today, the panel said it has been submitted to the Committee that there should be provision for insurance coverage for the subscribers/ members, the cost of which will be borne by the chit fund company.

  • Government should consider framing dedicated policy for BPO sector Aug 09, 2018 08:03 PM IST

    Government should consider framing dedicated policy for BPO sector

    he Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, in its report, also highlighted the need to lay more emphasis on skill and training in the country's BPO sector.

  • Parliamentary panel asks govt to ensure reliable feedstock to BCPL Aug 01, 2018 08:20 AM IST

    Parliamentary panel asks govt to ensure reliable feedstock to BCPL

    The panel also asked the government to release balance amount of capital subsidy of Rs 449.45 crore that would help BCPL improve its financial condition.

  • Parliamentary panel pulls up govt over 'slack implementation' of flagship programmes Jul 30, 2018 11:30 AM IST

    Parliamentary panel pulls up govt over 'slack implementation' of flagship programmes

    The panel observed that the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry is giving the "usual excuse of procedural delays" in accounting for spent funds in case of the prestigious flagship programmes, but the reality is that "enough thought" has not gone into the promises made to people.

  • Parliamentary panel to look into black money recovery, performance of public sector banks May 10, 2018 09:37 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel to look into black money recovery, performance of public sector banks

    As per the memorandum of the committee, the panel will look into the import of uranium for nuclear plants, mining activities and environment, upgrading of India Post offices and the drought situation in the country among other matters.

  • Parliamentary Panel to quiz FinMin officials on April 17 on bank NPAs Apr 12, 2018 06:25 PM IST

    Parliamentary Panel to quiz FinMin officials on April 17 on bank NPAs

    The Standing Committee on Finance, chaired by senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily, had last met on March 9 in the aftermath of the over Rs 13,000 crore fraud in Punjab National Bank.

  • Parliamentary panel discusses NPA issue with RBI Guv, bankers Apr 10, 2018 09:18 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel discusses NPA issue with RBI Guv, bankers

    Several bankers apprised the Committee on Subordinate Legislation of Rajya Sabha about different aspects of non-performing assets and the efforts being made to tackle the menace, sources said.

  • Set aside divestment proceeds for sick PSUs revival: Parliamentary panel Mar 25, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Set aside divestment proceeds for sick PSUs revival: Parliamentary panel

    "In this manner, the government can extend a hand-holding support to the select sick PSUs that have the potential to turn around and sustain themselves in future," the panel said in a report.

  • Parliamentary panel suggests govt provide better mobile telecom service Jan 22, 2018 07:57 AM IST

    Parliamentary panel suggests govt provide better mobile telecom service

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance in its draft report on transformation towards digital economy noted that urgent and earnest efforts were required to improve the quality of telecom services in the country.

  • Parliament panel questions govt officials on Aadhaar data safety Oct 25, 2017 08:38 AM IST

    Parliament panel questions govt officials on Aadhaar data safety

    At a meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs here, the officials were asked how safety of Aadhaar data was being ensured since it is now being linked with mobile numbers and bank accounts, said a member who was present.

  • Parliamentary panel to invite RBI governor Urjit Patel to brief on FRDI Bill Oct 06, 2017 10:36 AM IST

    Parliamentary panel to invite RBI governor Urjit Patel to brief on FRDI Bill

    The panel has decided to invite Patel at a time when the bill was opposed by the bank unions who have also requested the finance minister to withdraw this legislation.

  • Rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 'unrealistic': Parliamentary panel Aug 01, 2017 07:46 AM IST

    Rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 'unrealistic': Parliamentary panel

    "The Committee feels that the rooftop solar target of 40 GW by 2022 is unrealistic and it is highly unlikely that this target will be achieved," the Standing Committee on Energy (2016-17) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said in its latest report tabled in Parliament.

  • Parliamentary panel likely to finalise report on note ban on July 20 Jul 19, 2017 03:10 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel likely to finalise report on note ban on July 20

    The Standing Committee on Finance, headed by former senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily, is planning to submit its report to Parliament during the ongoing Monsoon Session.

  • Parliamentary panel likely to review clearance for GM mustard May 15, 2017 03:53 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel likely to review clearance for GM mustard

    Last week, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), under the Environment Ministry, recommended the GM mustard for commercial cultivation. The final approval is yet to be given by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave.

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