Parliamentary committee for the state of onion storage

GS Paper 3 Syllabus:  Issues of Buffer Stocks and Food Security   Source: DTE  Direction: The article covers the reasons behind the fluctuation in the prices of onions in India and steps taken by the government to reduce this fluctuation.  Context: According to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution report, …

Parliamentary committees, their leaders and their role in law-making

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Indian Polity: Parliamentary committee   Source: Indian Express Context: Recently, 22 Standing Committees were reorganised.   Parliamentary Standing Committees are permanent committees, it is constituted every year, and work continuously as against non-permanent Ad-hoc committees The necessity of Parliamentary Standing Committees (PSC): For upholding government accountability: Increased volume of work, time …

MPs’ panel oppose Mediation Bill

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Parliament- Structure, functioning and conduct of business, parliamentary committees etc   Source: The Hindu Context: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice, headed by Sushil Kumar Modi, has recommended substantial changes to the Mediation Bill, meant for the institutionalization of mediation and establishment of the Mediation Council of India. The …