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Schedule Of Committee Meetings
Valedictory Sitting and review of overall performance of the Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and all the PSUs/Institutions/Bodies under the administrative control of both these Ministries. ...
To hear the views of the Secretary, MSME on the 'Review of Performance of PMEGP'. ...
Briefing by the representatives of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Department of Fisheries) on the Subject ‘Social Security and Welfare Measures to provide old age protection to Unorganised/ Informal Sector Workers ...
Briefing by the representatives of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on the Subject Social Security and Welfare Measures to provide old age protection to Unorganised/ Informal Sector Workers including Gig/Scheme Workers and Street Vendors....
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M R Madhavan - May 20, 2024
Mr. Vaghul, our first Chairperson, passed away on Saturday.  I write this note to express my deep gratitude to him, and to celebrate his life.  And what a life he lived! Mr. Vaghul and I at his residence       ...
Tanvi Vipra - May 10, 2024
Last week, the Power Finance Corporation reported that state-owned power distribution companies across the country made financial losses amounting to Rs 68,832 crore in 2022-23.  This is four times higher than the losses witnessed in 2021-22, and roughly equivalent to the annual budget of a sta...
Niranjana Menon - August 8, 2023
Discussion on the first no-confidence motion of the 17th Lok Sabha began today.  No-confidence motions and confidence motions are trust votes, used to test or demonstrate the support of Lok Sabha for the government in power.  Article 75(3) of the Constitution states that the government is ...
In the last few years, several states have enacted laws to curb cheating in examinations, especially those for recruitment in public service commissions.   According to news reports, incidents of cheating and paper leaks have occurred on several occasions in Uttarakhand, including during t...
Tanvi Vipra - Dec 6, 2022
The Uttarakhand Assembly concluded a two-day session on November 30, 2022.  The session was scheduled to be held over five days.  In this post we look at the legislative business that was carried out in the Assembly, and the state of state legislatures.  13 Bills were int...
In 1952, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha published their respective Rules of Procedure. These Rules laid down the details of how the two Houses would function. They also specified the different procedural mechanisms by which Members of Parliament (MPs) could participate in the functioning of the two ...
The Karnataka Cabinet approved and then put on hold a Bill mandating reservation in private sector jobs for local residents. The Bill not only makes the State unattractive for investments, but may also violate the Constitution. The Bill defines a local candidate as anyone who was born in Karnatak...
Delhi churns every five years. The general election results decide the political fate of incumbent Members of Parliament (MPs), and there are new public representatives and their ideas for the country. Besides its broader impact on Parliament and governance, this churning has a personal dimension. E...
A contested election for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker is a sign of a broadening divide between treasury and opposition benches. Before Independence, contests for the position of president (equivalent of modern-day Speaker) were quite common. In the first election in 1925, Vithalbhai Patel defeated ...
The first session of the 18th Lok Sabha will start on Monday. Before the House can begin its legislative functioning, the newly elected members will have to take the oath of Members of Parliament (MP), which is provided in the Constitution. The day will begin in Rashtrapati Bhavan, where Bha...