Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Wadhwa Committee

Wadhwa Committee

The Supreme Court extended by six months the tenure of the Justice Wadhwa Committee formed to probe the issues in the Public Distribution System.

Pursuant to the order dated 12th July, 2006 passed by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (C)

No. 196 of 2001, People's Union for Civil Liberties vs. Union of India and Ors. the Government of India, Ministry of

Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Department of Food) vide Notification No. 6 − 1 (Accommodation)/2006-BP-II dated 01.12. 2006 has constituted a Central Vigilance Committee under the

Chairmanship of Hon'ble Mr. Justice D. P. Wadhwa, a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, to be assisted by

Dr. N C Saxena, the Commissioner earlier appointed by the Supreme Court, to look int-the maladies affecting the proper functioning of the Public Distribution System and also suggest remedial measures.

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India