Major Committees 2016: Pratyush Sinha & Jairam Ramesh & T.K. Viswanathan Committee (Download PDF)

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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 July in New Delhi. At present, only 44 IAS officers are working in Telangana and the rest are working in A.P.

  • Some IAS officers who sent their objections in writing to the committee said that ‘batch’ should be paramount in allocation of officers as this was not an entry level exercise and the committee was only apportioning the officers and some of them had put in 29 to 30 years of service.
  • The minutes of the Kamalnathan committee on final guidelines for distribution of State-level employees will be submitted to the Centre on September 1 as the Telangana Chief Secretary signed the file on Saturday.
  • Though the meeting finalized the guidelines on August 13 itself, they could not forwarded to the Centre as only AP Chief Secretary signed the minutes.
  • The file would go to the Law, Home and DoPT departments and finally to the PM for approval in about 15 days.

Jairam Ramesh Committee

Purpose: On sustainable development

Jairam Ramesh, former Environment Minister, been asked to chair the Future Earth Engagement Committee.

About Future Earth Engagement Committee

  • The Committee is a global research platform panel on sustainable development.
  • The strategic advisory group was instituted by an alliance of organizations including the following
  1. UNEP (UN Environment Programme)
  2. UNESCO
  3. World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
  • Committee is the flagship initiative of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability.
  • The committee will provide knowledge and support to hasten the introduction of sustainable technologies.
  • The committee will consist of leaders from stakeholder groups, including business, policy and civil society and will be representative of various societal partners, who can help bring about change.
  • Committee will comprise of 18 members and will be fully constituted by the end of 2014.

T.K. Viswanathan Committee

Purpose: To provide Bankruptcy code for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The committee was set up to look into various bankruptcy related issues and give its report along with a draft Bill on the subject to the government.

Recommendations of the Committee

  • To set up insolvency Regulator and insolvency adjudicating authority to exercise regulatory lapse by insolvency professionals, insolvency professional agencies and informational utilities.
  • The authority to hear and dispose of cases by or against the debtor respectively.
  • To restore the re-organization rule applicable to financially distressed companies and limited liability entities.
  • Early identification of financial distress and recovery of the companies and limited liability entities if the basic business found to be viable.
  • Timeline of 180 days for applications for insolvency resolution can extended for 90 days by the determining authority only in exceptional cases.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 28, 2016

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