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Parliament Committees: Formation, Requirements and Types (for UPSC CSE/IAS exam)
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The lesson is the continuation of course on Parliamentary Processes & Instruments. It focuses on the Parliamentary Committees and begins by the definition of the same. The criteria for the formation of a committee is also thrown light upon. The reasons for the need of the parliamentary committee like workload of the parliament, lack of expertise in the members of the parliament etc. are explained in detail. The lesson ends with the explanation​ of the types of committees.

Bhavin Sangoi
BA Political Science and Psychology, Mumbai University. Teaching Polity, Economics and international relations for 7 years.

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why not and rule in 9?
Anupam Mishra
2 years ago
You're are right Shubham. Given that we have 'and' here, appendage rule will not be required. My bad. I will upload a revised version by today evening. Thanks for pointing it out. ☺
Shubham Aggarwal
2 years ago
thanks for replying... its understanding from your lessons only that i can point out that mistake... all credit goes to you
Anupam Mishra
2 years ago
sir i want teach gs iv sir send live video sir
sir i want teach gs iv sir send live video sir
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  1. Course: Gain an understanding of Parliamentary Processes and Instruments Lesson: Parliament Committees Presented by Bhavin Sangoi

  2. About me . B.A in Political Science & Psychology Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains Teaching Indian Polity, International Relations, economics & mental Ability since 5 years ce of teaching for various competitive exams such as NTSE, CET & UPSC . Follow me on:

  3. What is Parliamentary Committee? wnat is Parliamentary Committee . Parliamentary committe es are appointed or elected by the House or nominated by the Speaker or chairman. . It presents its reports to the House or Speaker /Chairman

  4. Why Parliamentary Committee s? minous workload of Parlianm . Voluminous workload of Parliament Lack of expertise in members of Parliament Avoid the glare of publicity, which accompanies sessions of Parliament It acts as a cooling chamber

  5. Continued Members of small parties alo gst due ruprosuntation . Members of small parties also get due representation Trai ining ground for future ministers Scrutinizing bills, subordinate legislation, demand for grants and government assurances

  6. Types Ad hoc committees These are temporary committees constituted to serve a specific purpose, and dissolved after the purpose is served. Standing committee These are permanent committees, whose members change every year but their structure perpetuates.

  7. Two types of Ad Hoc Committees . Select committe es These are appointed to scrutinize the particular bill, and give report on various aspects and provision of the bill. Land acquisition bill, Real Estate bill are some of the recent bills on which select committee was formed.

  8. Continued . Joint Parliamentary committees These are kind of inquiry committees appointed jointly by both the Houses, to report on particular matter such as Office of profit or Railway convention committee. Bofors gun deal, Bank security scam, 2G spectrum scam are some famous cases in which Joint Parliamentary committee was formed.

  9. Salient Features Usually appointed for the term of one year . Members are allotted from parties through the system of proportional representation May seek help of outside experts, or suggestions of general public In camera proceedings are held . Decisions are taken on majority bases