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Schedule Of Committee Meetings
Briefing by the Representatives of the Department of Food and Public Distribution on the subject ‘Pardhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY)’. ...
(i) Consideration and adoption of draft Report on Action Taken by the Government on the Observations/ Recommendations contained in the Thirteenth Report of the Committee on the subject ‘Covid-19 Pandemic: Global Response, India’s Contr...
ii) Oral evidence of the representatives of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on the subject, “Conservation of Coastal Ecosystems” based on C&AG Report No. 4 of 2022. ...
ii) Oral evidence of the representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs on the subject “Indo-Nepal Border Road Project” based on the C&AG Report No. 23 of 2021. iii) Consideration and adoption of Draft Reports. ...
Announcements
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Tanvi Vipra - Nov 3, 2022
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to conduct an off-cycle meeting today to discuss the failure to meet the inflation target under Section 45ZN of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. As per the Reserve Bank of India Act (RBI), 1934, MPC is required to meet at least four times...
Saket Surya - Oct 21, 2022
On October 18, it was reported in the news that the central government has been given more time for framing rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.  The President had given assent to this Act in December 2019 and the Act came into force in January 2020.  ...
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...
Parliament usually meets for its winter session in the third week of November. It is the last session of the parliamentary calendar, and generally, in this session, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha meet anywhere between 18 and 21 working days. But our national legislature is mostly in recess during the yea...
A part of the Constitution of India goes against its very spirit. It is the Tenth Schedule, that was added by the 52nd Amendment. Passed by Parliament in 1985 to prevent political defections, it is commonly referred to as the anti-defection law. It was meant to prevent legislators elected on on...
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...