Q. Which of the following cabinet committee is NOT headed by Prime Minister?

[A] Political Affairs Committee

[B] Economic Affairs Committee

[C] Appointments Committee

[D] Parliamentary Affairs Committee

Answer: D

Explanation: The following four are the more important cabinet committees:

  • The Political Affairs Committee deals with all policy matters pertaining to domestic and foreign affairs.
  • The Economic Affairs Committee directs and coordinates the governmental activities in the economic sphere.
  • Appointments Committee decides all higher-level appointments in the Central Secretariat, Public Enterprises, Banks and Financial Institutions.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Committee looks after the progress of government business in the Parliament.

The first three committees are chaired by the Prime Minister and the last one by the Home Minister. Of all the Cabinet Committees, the most powerful is the Political Affairs Committee, often described as a “Super-Cabinet”.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity