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Schedule Of Committee Meetings
(i) Presentation by the Secretariat on the agenda item for discussion (ii) Evidence of the representatives of Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Limited in connection with its comprehensive examination. ...
Briefing by Audit on the subject, "Inventory Management in Ordnance Services" based on C&AG Report No. 3 of 2022. ...
Briefing by Audit on the subject "Performance Audit of Setting up of new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)" based on C&AG Report No. 20 of 2021 followed by oral evidence of the representatives of Ministry of Education on the afo...
Briefing by Audit on the subject "Issues relating to accounting of Cess/Levies" based on Para 2.6 of C&AG Report No. 7 of 2021. ...
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Omir Kumar - Aug 3, 2022
The National Anti-Doping Bill, 2021 is listed for passage in Rajya Sabha today.  It was passed by Lok Sabha last week.  The Bill creates a regulatory framework for anti-doping rule violations in sports.  It was examined by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Sports, and some ...
Rajat Asthana - June 13, 2022
On June 13, 2022, the West Bengal government passed a Bill to replace the Governor with the Chief Minister, as the Chancellor of 31 state public universities (such as Calcutta University, Jadavpur University).  As per the All India Survey on Higher Education (2019-20), state publ...
Omir Kumar - June 9, 2022
On June 6, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology released the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021) for public feedback.  The IT Rules were notified on February 25, 202...
Itika Singh , Mridhula Raghavan - June 7, 2022
Mr. Ramnath Kovind completes his tenure as President in July.  With the Election Commission of India expected to notify the election dates this week, we look at how India will elect its next President.   As the Head of the State, the President is a key part of Parliament.  The...
Tushar Chakrabarty - June 3, 2022
Early this week, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India tabled a report on the finances of Uttar Pradesh for the financial year 2020-21.  A few days prior to that, on May 26, the budget for Uttar Pradesh for 2022-23 was presented, along with which the final audited expendi...
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's statue at India Gate. Along with it, he inaugurated the rejuvenated Central Avenue that the government has renamed Kartavya Path. The PM's office stated, "It symbolises a shift from er...
On Thursday, we discussed Midnight’s Borders by Suchitra Vijayan. It was apt, as the day was International Democracy Day. And this book that we had all read, pushed our book club readers to examine the anomalies in our democracy. “We behave like an empire- specially in our b...
The sign that a political crisis in a state is reaching a critical stage is when parties start moving their legislators to resorts. Earlier this week, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and the Indian National Congress flew their MLAs to Raipur. The two parties constitute the governing alliance in...
In May 1952, Members of Parliament (MPs) of the first Lok Sabha assembled to elect its Speaker. The Congress candidate was GV Mavalankar, who had been in the Speaker’s chair since 1946. Opposing him was Shankar Shantaram More, a newcomer to Parliament. The election was a formality as Congre...
The colonial mindset in the country has been the subject of recent debate. Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred to it in his Independence Day address. He urged the citizens to shed the colonial mindset and called for a national effort to make the country a developed nation by 2047, when w...