Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicParliamentary standing committees

Topic: Parliamentary standing committees

Jairam Ramesh writes to Speaker as govt ‘bypasses’ standing committee on Biodiversity Act tweak

‘Motivations obvious’, says Jairam Ramesh, calls move a ‘deliberate insult’ to Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests & Climate Change, which he chairs.

Internet suspension rules ‘grossly misused’, caused huge economic loss, says Parliament panel

In a report tabled Wednesday, Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT admonished the govt for what it described as vagueness of the rules and lack of safeguards.

Make paid news electoral offence, create legal options to counter fake news: IT panel to govt

The standing committee on IT has unanimously adopted its report on Ethical Standards in Media. The report will be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament.

Parliament has had no standing committees for a month, MPs’ attendance is one reason why

Department-related parliamentary panels are constituted in Sept every year. Opposition says the delay is a reflection of the govt's 'overall attitude about the functioning of Parliament'.

‘Inordinate delay’ in release of funds for MGNREGA workers discouraging — Parliamentary panel

Standing Panel on Rural Development says the department should ensure the funds reach on time. The department stated 98.7% of fund transfer orders are generated within 15 days.

Rahul walks out of his first House panel on defence meet after ‘spat’ on military structures

According to sources, a debate over whether there should be some uniformity across all armed services, as is the case in the US, triggered an argument in the meeting. 

Grilled by IT parliamentary panel on hate speech, Facebook India head says company is neutral

Facebook India head Ajit Mohan says platform has removed 22.5 million hate speech posts globally, but doesn't respond to suggestions of an India-specific standard for the same.

Privilege vs privilege — Shashi Tharoor, BJP MP take Facebook hate speech row to Speaker

Shashi Tharoor sent a letter to the LS Speaker against BJP MP Nishikant Dubey for making ‘disparaging remarks’, while the latter alleged Tharoor violated Parliament rules.

Current academic session not likely to be treated as zero year, govt tells parliamentary panel

Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare tells Rajya Sabha panel the govt will provide all logistical support to ensure that school and college exams are held.

Reduce gratuity payment period to 1 yr, extend it also to daily wagers — Parliament panel says

Parliamentary panel on labour wants 'inter-state migrant workers' to be mentioned as a separate category in the Code on Social security, 2019.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.