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Union Government reconstituted six Committees of the Cabinet. Cabinet Committees are extra-constitutional in nature and are nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. They reduce the workload of the Government.

Union Government Reconstituted Six Committees of the Cabinet

What Are Cabinet Committees?

Government of India Transaction of Business Rules (TBR) , 1961 assign executive arm of government task of conducting the business in effective and convenient manner.

  • Cabinet Committees are constituted to further these goals.
  • Extra-constitutional in nature not mentioned in the Constitution.
  • They reduce the workload of the Government.
  • They typically analyse data, come up with viable policies or possible impacts, budgets, timelines of projects.

6 Cabinet Committees

  • Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) : Responsible for appointments of higher ranks in central secretariat, public enterprises, public enterprises, and financial institutions.
  • Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) : Responsible for allotment of accommodation for top position holders in the Government.
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) : Deals with the activities pertaining to the economics of the country. All budget allocations, economic programs, and policy decisions are analyzed by the CCEA in one form or another.
  • Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) : Deals with progress of government business in the Parliament of India. It is headed by Union Home Minister.
  • Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) : Deals with domestic political and foreign affairs. Considered most powerful cabinet committee often described as “Super Cabinet” .
  • Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) : Looks into the matters of defence expenditures and National Security- very important.

All Cabinet Committees except Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) are chaired by Prime Minister. CCPA is headed by Union Home Minister.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 10, 2017

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