Parliamentary committees

News:Parliamentary Committee on Finance has agreed to deliberate on the state of economy as the first subject to be taken up at its next meeting on October 17,2019. Facts: What are Parliamentary committees? The Parliamentary committees are established to study and deal with various matters that cannot be directly handled by the legislature due to… Continue reading Parliamentary committees

Opposition wants select panel scrutiny of key Bills

Opposition parties have asked the government to send seven Bills in Rajya Sabha to Parliamentary Standing Committee or Select Committees for scrutiny. This decision was taken as eleven of the 22 Bills introduced in the ongoing session of Parliament have been passed without any scrutiny by parliamentary standing committees. The Parliamentary committees are established to… Continue reading Opposition wants select panel scrutiny of key Bills

PCI recommended to make paid news incidence a punishable electoral malpractice: I&B Minister

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister has said the Press Council of India(PCI) has recommended amendments to the Representation of the People Act,1951 in order to make the incidence of paid news a punishable electoral malpractice. The PCI defines paid news as any news or analysis appearing in print or electronic media for consideration in cash… Continue reading PCI recommended to make paid news incidence a punishable electoral malpractice: I&B Minister