Important Committees And Commissions Of 2017 in Current Affairs For WBCS Exam

Important Committees And Commissions Of 2017 in Current Affairs For WBCS Exam
Important Committees And Commissions Of 2017 in Current Affairs For WBCS Exam

Important Committees And Commissions Of 2017 in Current Affairs For WBCS Exam

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Committees & Commissions 2017 (Jan – Dec)


Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Sports Code committee Injeti Srinivas To suggest improvements in the National Sports Development Code functioning of

sports federations.

Negotiation Committee on Mahanadi & its Tributaries Water Planning and Projects Wing (WP&P) and Central Water Commission (CWC). To determine the availability and utilization of waters of the river Mahanadi and its tributaries.
Timothy Gonsalves Committee Prof. Timothy Gonsalves Suggested to create 20 percent

reservation seats for the girl students in IITs

Special Task Force Anil Baijal To review the decisions taken by the Delhi Police and other departments regarding women’s safety
Board of Control for Cricket in

India (BCCI) administrative committee

Vinod Rai Supreme Court Appoints Vinod Rai as BCCI Committee’s Head
Kang committtee N.S. Kang To frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation of

the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD) Act across the country.

N.K. Singh Committee N.K. Singh To review the Fiscal Responsibility and

Budget Management (FRBM) Act.

Amitabh Chaudhry committee Amitabh Chaudhry To analysis the existing framework

of IRDA-linked and non-linked insurance product regulations


Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Six-member committee Jeddah, Afzal Amanullah To look into the matter of how to improve the Haj Poilcy of India
16-member Committee Dr. H.R. Nagendra To Prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control
Sub-Panel of CABE Kadiyam Srihari To look into issues related to girls education
33 member committee N Chandrababu Naidu For the speedy implementation of

the Sagarmala Project in Andhra Pradesh.

Inter-Departmental Task Force Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia and the Corporate Affairs Secretary Tapan Rayto To monitor &review the functioning of shell companies to prevent their misuse for money laundering and tax-evasion
11 member panel To frame final regulations on fortification of foods and prepare strategies to address

malnutrition problem

Defence Procurement Organisation Dr. Pritam Singh To integrate and streamline the long and
(DPO) complex process of defence acquisitions
11 member Inter-disciplinary Standing Committee on Cyber Security RBI Executive Director Meena Hemchandra. To review the threats emerging from the use of technology, study adoption of new technology standards and suggest appropriate policy interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilience.





Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
18 member panel Partha Mukhopadhay To Suggests Legal Framework to Secure the Rights of Migrants
High level committee Arvind Panagariya To examine the working of the regulatory bodies Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council of Homoeopathy(CCH) said by Yesso

Naik, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH

3 member committee Additional Director General (ADG) To identify those Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers and other junior-rank officers of the Income Tax department who are on unauthorised leave or are

absconding, so that strict disciplinary action could be initiated against them.

Krishna River Management

Board (KRMB)

AK Bajaj To look into te Water sharing between

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

DB Shekatkar Committee DB Shekatkar To reform the military financial management
Inter-ministerial empowered


Rita Teaotia For sanctioning and monitoring of the

project TIES


Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Inter-Ministerial Monitoring-cum- coordination Committee To monitor the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN
Girdhar Malviya committee Justice Shri Girdhar Malviya To prepare draft Ganga Act submitted its report to the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga

Rejuvenation to Uma Bharti

Inter- Disciplinary Committee Dinesh Sharma To propose new regulations related

to digital currencies or virtual currencies

Kewal Kumar Sharma committee Kewal Kumar Sharma To review UGC recommendations on

7th Pay commission in educational institutes

Agricultural Produce Market


Mr. Ashok Dalwai To establish a regulated wholesale agri-

market at a distance of every 80 km.



Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Technical Committee – IBBI Dr. R. B. Barman (Chairman, National Statistical Commission). To lay down Technical Standards for the performance of core services and other services
High-level task force Arvind Panagariya To compute timely data on employment situation in the country.
Maa committee To check mid-day meal quality in UP


Chitale Committee Madhav Chitale To recommends measures for desiltation of river Ganga
Oversight committee – Reserve Bank of India To expand the scope of cases to be referred to the OC beyond those under S4A

(Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets) as required currently.



Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
MHA Panel Special secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of

Home Affairs

To examine the rules which allows free movement of Indian and Myanmarese

citizens within 16 kms of the border

Panel on National Education Policy Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan To draft the National Education Policy
Committee on Corporate Governance UdayKotak To improving the standards of corporate governance of listed companies.
RBI Overseeing Committee Pradeep Kumar To look at the stressed assets of the banking




Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Four-member committee of BCCI CK Khanna To support staff of the Indian team and then decide on the contracts that will be handed to the coaches
Nine member committee Karnataka Gov To design a ‘state’ flag and submit a report

on giving it legal sanctity.

GST Council panel Pradeep Kumar Sinha To select National Anti-profiteering Authority



Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
AIFF’s Transfers Dispute Committee Ushanath Banerjee Deal with the players’ transfer disputes’.
10 member panel Justice B.N Srikrishna The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) appointed an expert panel committee that

would study various issues relating to data protection

High level committee Justice B N Srikrishna to review the Institutionalization of

Arbitration Mechanism

Parliamentary panel RenukaChowdhury Genetically Modified (GM)crop should be introduced only after biosafety, socio- economic evaluation
RBI panel TarunRamadorai Rights- based privacy

framework in household finance

Parliamentary Panel B C Khanduri 100% pension to widow of deceased soldiers
Task Force on Artificial


Dr. V. Kamakoti Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s

Economic Transformation.

29-member panel K RajeswaraRao To review the National Mineral Policy, 2008, and for submission of a report for a new National Mineral Policy.
SEBI committee T K Viswanathan The committee will suggest short term and medium term measures for improved surveillance of the markets.
Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) Shekatkar Committee To enhance combat capability and rebalancing Defence Expenditure of the

Armed Forces



Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Economic Advisory Council (EAC) BibekDebroy The EAC is an independent body that gives advice on economic and related topics to the Government, especially to the Prime Minister
Empowered Steering Committee (ESC) Based on the recommendations of the interim report of the8- member Task Force headed

by AbinavBindra

The committee will review the core probable list of each High Priority and Priority disciplines for Commonwealth

Games, Asian Games and Olympic Games

Punjab government’s steering committee State chief secretary To monitor and coordinate the states drug de-addiction and rehabilitation programme
Hate speech on internet T.K.Viswanathan The committee has suggested that section

78 of the IT Act needs to be substituted and Section 153 & 505A of the Indian Penal

Code needs to be amended
IRDAI panel Dilip C Chakraborty To help in implementing the new risk-based capital (RBC) regime and it will also enhance protection to policyholders.
NITI AayogExpert Task Force on Employment & Exports Dr.Rajiv Kumar To provide a major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports.
Group of Ministers on the implementation of GST. Sushil Kumar Modi To monitor and resolve IT challenges faced

in implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Group of Ministers on the implementation of GST. HasmukhAdhia To look at the issues of export sector and to recommend to the GST Council
Joint Parliamentary Committee BhupenderYadav To examine and present a report on the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet PM NarendraModi It is responsible for all appointments of higher ranks in the Central Secretariat,

Public Enterprises, Public Enterprises and Financial Institutions

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) PM NarendraModi It deals with the activities pertaining to the economics of the country
Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) PM NarendraModi It is responsible for all issues related to domestic and foreign affairs. It is most powerful cabinet committee. It is often

referred as ‘super cabinet’

Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) PM NarendraModi It is one of the most important committees in India, it looks into the matters of defence expenditures and National security
Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA ) Rajnath Singh It is responsible for the allotment of accommodation for various top positions in

the Government of India.

Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) Rajnath Singh To look after the progress of government business in the Parliament of India.










Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Sub Categorization of OBCs G Rohini To examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

under Article 340 of the Constitution

Water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER). Rajiv Kumar A high-level committee for proper management of the water resources in the North Eastern Region (NER).
Probe into J.Jayalalithaa’s death A.Arumughaswamy The Commission would complete its inquiry and submit its report to the Tamil Nadu Government within three months of

its constitution

Setting up a sports university in Patiala Randhir Singh,IOC member to work out the modalities for setting up a sports university in Patiala.
Consider And Merger with oversees along India’s Psb Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Union Government set up an alternative mechanism panel headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, to consider and oversee mergers among the India’s public sector banks.
Committee to roll out 5G technology in India by 2020. Secretaries of the ministries of Communications, Information Technology and Science and

Technology, representatives from industry and academics.

Committee would analyse and approve plans for 5G rollout in India by 2020. This is aimed to have Indian participation in defining global standards for 5G technology
Study problems of people along IB, LOC in J&K Rina Mitra Members of the study group will prepare a

detailed report of the issues being faced by the public living near IB and LOC

Composition scheme HimantaBiswaSarma constituted a group of ministers (GoM) to make the ‘composition scheme’ more attractive and also revisit GST rates on restaurants.
New Haj policy 2018-22 AfzalAmanullah In order to improve Indian Government’s current Haj policy and also to look into issue of Haj subsidy in light of 2012 Supreme Court order on gradually reducing and abolishing it by 2022, Ministry of Minority Affairs had a formed this

committee in February 2017

Standing Committee on External Affairs ShashiTharoor The Standing Committee on External Affairs will examine the issue of

cooperation between India and China in international organisations.

Principal adviser of Monetary Policy Department Janak Raj Either to inflate the base rate and MCLR or prevent it from falling in line with the actual cost of funds.

That effective interest rate burden on the borrower has remained the same even after

switching to the MCLR regime from the base rate regime since April 1, 2016.

Second National Judicial Pay


P V Reddi New salary structure for judges of lower

courts in India

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence B C Khanduri To examine operational preparedness of armed forces
Commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary PM NarendraModi The Committee will guide and approve policies, programmes, activities for the celebrations. It will also supervise implementation of the decisions taken by

the committee.

Suggesting Artificial Intelligence Policy: Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Internal committee which will

provide suggestions to Indian government on framing a national policy on artificial intelligence (AI).

Appoint Editor-in-chief of RajyaSabha TV (RSTV). Surya Prakash To select the candidate for the post of editor-in-chief of RajyaSabha TV (RSTV).
Market Infrastructure Institutions (MII) R Gandhi, Reviewing norms related to stock

exchanges, clearing corporations and depository participants.

High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India. Yeshwant M. Deosthalee. Review and considerations, it will then propose a state-of-the-art information

system and suggest a roadmap for

developing a transparent, comprehensive and near-real-time PCR for India.




Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) Prime Minister NarendraModi Inter-State Council investigates and advises on disputes between states
Review of GST laws M Vinod Kumar The committee has been set up to provide suggestions for smoothening the GST regime, especially for small businesses who

have been complaining of a an increase in compliance burden

village climate resilient committees Maharashtra Government The Maharashtra state government has decided to set up a committee for the implementation of a Rs.4,000-crore project on climate resilience agriculture in 5,000 villages of 15 districts in the state. The

project would be funded by the World Bank.

Probe on NTPC’s Unchahar plant accident P.D. Siwal A boiler blast accident occurred at NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh in which 36 people lost their lives. Union Power Ministry has set up a panel to probe this accident.

Union Power Ministry has set up a committee headed by P.D. Siwal, Member of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) to investigate the causes of this accident and suggest measures to prevent such incidents

in future.

Investigations related to the Paradise Papers Sushil Chandra Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has reconstituted a multi-agency group to monitor investigations related to

the Paradise Papers.

Merger of weak DCCBs with MSC Bank YashwantThorat Maharashtra State government has formed a panel to study the feasibility of merging financially weak District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) with the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank.The panel is headed by former

NABARD chairman YashwantThorat.

7-member-committee of secretaries CK Mishra As Delhi’s air is turning toxic over recent weeks and reaching crisis levels, the Centre stepped in and decided to set up a 7- member-committee of secretaries from the Centre, Delhi Government and experts to continuously monitor and implement a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) that would include control of road and construction of dust garbage burning, control of power plants and industrial

emissions, entry of vehicles and several other related factors.

Price Stabilization Fund Avinash K Srivastava A panel led by India’s consumer affairs
Management Committee (PSFMC) ministry under Avinash K Srivastava has decided to import the onions through a government agency to increase the availability of the same, in the market on moderate prices.
RBI Panel on Hedging commodities in global markets Chandan Sinha It has recommended a list of commodities (which includes  gold, silver, zinc, tin, crude oil and its derivatives, coal, natural gas, tea, coffee, sugar and cocoa) which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all residents i.e. by both domestic users and exporters/importers.
Seven-member committee to Curb custodial deaths Sudhir Shrivastava Minister of State for Home (Rural) Deepak Kesarkar informed that, the committee will recommend measures so that people get

proper treatment at police stations.

UP Shia Central Waqf Board (UPShCWB) WaseemRizvi IT suggests favour of a grand Ram temple at the disputed Ayodhya land, reiterating that the board was the rightful and only claimant to the land on which the demolished Babri mosque once existed.The Shia Board said the state government may in turn allot one acre of land for a mosque for Shia Muslims in

Lucknow’sHusainabad area

Hill Area Development Committee by West Bengal Mann Ghising The Hill Area Development Committee will be headed by Mann Ghising, president

of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF).

Task force to simplify income tax laws Arbind Modi ArbindModi, Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will lead a six- member panel. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be

apermanent special invitee on the panel.

Qatar’s complaint against measures imposed on Doha by the United Arab Emirates WTO Qatar insisted UAE’s actions violate its rights and those of other countries by denying freedom of transit to Qatar. The UAE said the measures are allowed

according to an exception under WTO rules for national security reasons

Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) Urjit Patel During this meeting, discussions were held on setting up of the National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE), sharing of data among regulators, operationalisation of information utilities registered by the IBBI and the implementation status of Legal

Entity Identifier (LEI).



Name of the Committees Chairpersons Committees working for
National Commission for Minorities (NCM) ,New Delhi NCM vice-chairman George Kurien To look into a petition filed by BJP activist

Aswini Upadhyay for granting minority status to Hindus in eight states .

National Green Tribunal committee NGT Chairperson Justice To inspect over 1700 hotels, lodges and home stay accommodations in Kullu and

Manali towns of Himachal Pradesh.

Cow Protection Committees Uttar Pradesh government To make sure that cow sheds (gaushalas) are operated efficiently in all districts.
24-member Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe Has recommended body wearable cameras for traffic policemen and Regional Transport Offices (rtos) officials enforcing

the Motor Vehicles Act

Five-member committee for

technical and safety standards of India’s pod taxi scheme

S K Dhramadhikari To invite fresh bids incorporating strictest

safety standards on the lines of those prescribed by an American body.

Inter-ministerial committee – Electronic Media Monitoring

Centre (EMMC)

Rajyavardhan Rathore To look into complaints of violation of programme and advertising codes by TV


Indian Railways committee to review the flexi-fare system in premium trains Ravinder Goyal, Meenakshi Malik , Iti Mani ,S.Sriram Indian Railways formed a six-member committee to review the flexi-fare system in premium trains.The committee comprises Ravinder Goyal, Adviser in Niti Ayog,

Meenakshi Malik, Executive Director for Revenue Management in Air India

Committee for CMD s of public sector enterprises Secretary (Coordination) in the Cabinet Secretariat To examine complaints filed against Chairman and Managing Directors (CMDs), chief executives, directors of public sector enterprises, public sector banks, insurance companies and financial




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