Committees & Government Bodies: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2019 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Dec 27, 2016
  • 1 M. Damodaran Committee and Rakesh Mohan Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    M. Damodaran Committee Purpose: Customer Service in Banks,The committee, headed by former SEBI chief M Damodaran, has proposed a slew of consumer-friendly measures. RBI set up the committee and if the recommendations are accepted, Bank account holders can expect better standards

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  • Dec 26, 2016
  • 1 Omkar Goswami Committee and Ghosh Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Omkar Goswami Committee Purpose: Industrial Sickness and Cooperate Restructuring Power to make recommendations: Election Commission shall have the power to make recommendations to the appropriate authority

    (a) To refer any matter for investigation to any agency specified by the C

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  • Dec 23, 2016
  • 1 Raja Chelliah Committee and Jilani Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Raja Chelliah Committee Purpose: Tax Refoms Raja Chelliah Committee recommendations: Reforming the personal taxation system by reducing the marginal tax rates.Reduction in the corporate tax rates.

    • Reducing the cost of imported inputs.
    • By lowering the customs duties.
    • Reduction in th

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  • Dec 22, 2016
  • 1 Rangarajan Committee and Nayak Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Rangarajan Committee Purpose: Public Sector Disinvestment.Recommendations of the Rangarajan Committee:Adopting the trade parity principle for pricing of petrol and diesel, based on a weighted average of the import parity and the export parity prices in the ratio of 80:20. This pr

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  • Dec 21, 2016
  • 1 Khusro Committee and Bhagwati Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Khusro Committee Purpose: Agricultural Credit, The Committee under the leadership of Prof. A.M.Khusro was to examine the problems of agricultural and rural credit, take stock of structural and operational deficiencies, constraints, quantitative and qualitative gaps and recommend

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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • 1 Malhotra Committee and Narashimham Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Malhotra Committee  Purpose: Insurance Sector Reforms Recommendation:Government stake in the insurance companies to brought down to 50%.Government should take over the holdings of GIC and its subsidiaries so that these subsidiaries can act Independent Corporation

    • All the insuranc

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  • Dec 19, 2016
  • 1 List of Other Major Committees [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Besides the major committees that we have already covered in the various updates, here are few other major committees that would prove beneficial for aspirants in long run. The major committee and their main purpose has been highlighted in the list given below.

    Godwala Committee

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  • Dec 8, 2016
  • 1 10-Year Investment Plan for UK Committed by Tata Steel [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Tata Steel pledged to stay in Britain with a 10-year commitment to a one-billion-pound investment plan. Shares surged 5% after the company committed. The Indian steel giant has offered a number of guarantees to its staff at Port Talbot steelworks in South Wales.

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 Chandrababu Naidu Committee to Promote Digital Payment Systems [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    To promote the use of digital payment systems to encourage transparency and financial inclusion, and prepare a road map in this regard, the Modi government has formed a committee to look into the matter, headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1 Major Committees 2016: a.K.Khandelwal Committee and R.H. Khan Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    A.K.Khandelwal Committee Purpose: HR Issues of Public Sector Banks About Committee:Government constituted a Committee on Human Resources issues of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) under the Chairmanship of Dr. A.K. Khandelwal.

    • Committee made 105 recommendations on matters related to Ma

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  • 2 Major Committees 2016:L.C. Gupta Committee and James Raj Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    L.C. Gupta Committee Purpose: Financial Derivatives Separation of Cash and Derivative Segment of an Exchange and its Clearing House/Corporation.The Dr. L.C Gupta Committee on Derivatives had permitted exiting stock exchanges having cash trading to trade in derivative contracts th

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  • 3 Major Committees 2016: R. Jilani Committee and Goiporia Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    R. Jilani Committee Purpose: Inspection System in Banks Jilani committee recommendations Broad guidelines to establish accountability for inspectors/auditors should laid down.A copy of the booklet incorporating RBI circulars to supplied to each inspecting/audit official by inspec

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  • 4 Major Committees 2016: Tandon Committee and Dr. Gadgil Committee: [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Tandon Committee Purpose: Follow Up Of Bank Credit The observation and recommendations made by Tandon committee were:Norms: The committee suggested 15 industries excluding engineering industries. These norms suggested in following forms:

    1. For Raw materials: Consumption in months
    2. For

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  • 5 Major Committees 2016: Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Panel and T.S.R. Subramanian Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Raghunath Anant Mashelkar Panel Purpose: To recommend best technologies for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachh Bharat” national sanitation campaign. More about Committee:Scientist Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial R

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  • 6 Major Committees 2016: Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) and G.N.Bajpai Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) Purpose: To Probe 2006 Meerut Fire Tragedy.A Supreme Court bench comprised of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice Dipak Misra appointed former Judge S.B. Sinha to probe the 2006 Meerut fire tragedy, which claimed the lives of 60 people.


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  • 7 Major Committees 2016: H.R.Khan Panel and V.C. Daga Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    H.R.Khan Panel Purpose: To evaluate unclaimed PPF and Post Office Savings.The finance ministry has set up a committee under Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor HR Khan to examine unclaimed deposits lying in the popular Public Provident Fund and savings schemes of post off

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  • 8 Major Committees 2016: K.V. Kamath Panel and Gopalakrishna Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    K.V. Kamath Panel Purpose: To examine the financial architecture for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. Recommendations of committe:The Finance Ministry has appointed a 15-member committee under the Chairmanship of ICICI Bank Chairman K V Kamath to examine the fin

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  • 9 Major Committees 2016: Pratyush Sinha & Jairam Ramesh & T.K. Viswanathan Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Pratyush Sinha Committee Purpose: To assess compensation for coal blocks Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi okayed the recommendations of Pratyush Sinha Committee regarding the division of All India Service Officers in A.P. and Telangana. The meeting of the committee held on 14 Ju

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1 Major Committees 2016: Nachiket Mor Committee and P.J. Nayak Committee and Bibek Debroy Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Nachiket Mor Committee Purpose: To permit NBFC is to work as Business correspondence Key Recommendation Providing a universal bank account to all Indians above the age of 18 years by January 1, 2016. To achieve this, a vertically differentiated banking system with payments banks

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  • 2 Major Committees 2016: Deepak Mohanty Committee and Arvind Mayaram Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Deepak Mohanty Committee Purpose: Data and Information Management in the RBI Key recommendations Augment the government social cash transfer in order to increase the personal disposable income of the poor. It would put the economy on a medium-term sustainable inclusion path.

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  • 3 Major Committees 2016: R S Sharma Expert Committee and Justice MB Shah Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    R S Sharma Expert Committee Purpose: To review the Company (Cost Records and Cost Audits) Rules 2014 The Composition of the Committee:R. S. Sharma, former Chairman and Managing Director, ONGC - Chairman

    • R.K. Jain, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare - Member

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  • 4 Major Committees 2016: Bimal Jalan Committee and Hari Gautam Committee and Suresh Prabhu Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Bimal Jalan Committee Purpose: To head the Expenditure Management Commission.About Bimal Jalan Committee The Bimal Jalan panel, which is scrutinizing applications for new bank licenses, will hold a meeting on 10 February.

    • The committee held its first meeting on 1 November.
    • Initial

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  • 5 Major Committees 2016: Sivaramakrishnan Committee and Ramanujam Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Sivaramakrishnan Committee Purpose: Submit Report to build the capital city for Andhra Pradesh.The main highlights of the committee’s report:It is justified to give SoP for Andhra Pradesh to help the state in economic deficit.

    • SDC should be approached soon to grant special SoP to

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  • 6 Major Committees 2016: H Devaraj Committee and V.V. Daga Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    H Devaraj Committee Purpose: Report most deemed university. Main findings of the Committee: Many institutions were accorded deemed university status on certain conditions, against the Union Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956 which does not allow conditional notification.

    • The UGC o

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  • 7 Major Committees 2016: Ajay Shankar Committee and Prof. NR Madhava Menon Panel [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Ajay Shankar Committee - Purpose: To review functioning of PPP Cell. Key Functions: Introduction of credible third-party certification in most areas of regulation to cut down on multiple permissions needed by investors.

    • Adopting global best practices for emission norms in order t

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  • Oct 28, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Constitutes Munialappa Committee to Monitor Bird Flu Situation [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Agricultural Ministry constituted a High-Level Munialappa Committee to monitor the situation of bird flu and help state governments take steps to curb the disease. Committee is headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries (DADF) M

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  • Sep 23, 2016
  • 1 Three Economists Appointed to Monetary Policy Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Three economists Pami Dua, Chetan Ghate, and Ravindra Dholakia are appointed as the external appointees on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for four year term.

    • Now with this, MPC has three Reserve Bank of India (RBI) representatives an

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 MSK Prasad Appointed as New Head of Selection Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    MSK Prasad the former wicketkeeper is appointed as the head of selection committee by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) he will succeed Sandeep Patil who had played 29 Tests and 45 ODIs for India, whereas new head MSK Prasad has played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs.

    • Other mem

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  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1 Madhukar Gupta Committee Recommends Border Protection in Report Submitted to UHM [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report which include detailed study on risk management and recommendations of border protection other issue such as gaps and perviousness in border fencing Border to the Union Ministry Home Affairs (MHA).

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  • Aug 30, 2016
  • 1 Abhinav Bindra Appointed as a Head of NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Abhinav Bindra India’s first and only individual Olympic gold-medalist is going to head the five-member review committee constituted by National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to probe the Indian shooters’ Rio Games debacle.

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