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Roles and Responsibilities of Standing Committee of Parliament (for UPSC CSE/IAS exam)
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This lesson focuses on the Standing Committee of the Parliament. He begins by providing the background of how standing committees came into existence. Departmental Standing committee & Ethic committee are explained in detail. The functions of these committees are analysed. Their functions include considering annual reports of ministries, examine bills etc. The presenter moves ahead to explain the Ethics Committee in detail using examples of relevant cases.

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

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Thanks a ton .... Please go for geography too
Hello Sir, 1. In the beginning of the video( 1st slide ,0:54 ) you mentioned that "There were no DEPARTMENTAL STANDING COMMITTEES before 1999" but in the slide the date is 1989. 2. The second point of 1st slide you mentioned a year different (1997) from the one mentioned in the slide. Please clarify.
Bhavin Sangoi
3 years ago
It's a slip of tongue at both places. What is written in slide is correct.
Sir, is there any provision that no minister can become a member in any parliamentary committee ?
thanks a lot sir...sir i hav a i need to read laxmikanth after watching ur videos?or is this enough for the preparation? pls reply .
Bhavin Sangoi
3 years ago
I have not prepared videos on all the topics, so for the topics which I haven't covered you'll have to read LA milane.
Hello Bhavin Sir....will remunerative directorship or remunerated activity come under office of profit or not and why ??
Bhavin Sangoi
3 years ago
If it's given by government then most probably yes, unless Parliament has declared that position out of office of profit preview. But if somebody is working in private sector, then that won't be considered as office of Profit. Office of Profit provision was inserted in constitution so that government doesn't use various positions under government companies, committees, commission and other government bodies to induce members of Parliament whose job is keep check on Government. Just imagine if you are leader of opposition and I as a PM appoint you as director of ONGC, which is a PSU, then would you speak against me even if I have indulged in malpractice.
  1. Course: Gain an understanding of Parliamentary Processes and Instruments Lesson: Standing Committee of Parliament 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 Experience of teaching for various competitive exams such as NTSE, CET & UPSC . Follow me on:

  3. Departmental standing Committee In 1989, three departmental standing Committees were established, for the department of Agriculture, Environment and Forests, and Science and technology In 1993 this was upgraded to 17 departmental committees, and in 2004 7 more committees were established These are Joint committees consisting of 21 members of Loksabha and 10 members of the Rajya sabha

  4. Functions To consider demand for grants of respective ministry /department To examine bills referred by presiding officer To consider annual reports of ministries . To consider any policy documents referred by presiding officer

  5. Ethics Committees Standing committee of Ethics in the Rajya Sabha was formed in 1997 Standing committee of Ethics in the Lok Sabha, was formed in August 2015 * Standing committee O . Ethics committees function to uphold the standards of the Parliament

  6. Functions . Formulate a Code of Conduet for memhers and to overse the . Formulate a Code of Conduct for members and to oversee the moral and ethical conduct of the Members .To examine the cases referred to it with reference to ethical and other misconduct of the Members

  7. Continued The ethics committee in the Lok Sabha has 15 members, while the Rajya Sabha has 10 members. . Rajya Sabha has provided for a 'Register of Members' Interest', where MPs have to declare their interest in 5 categories: remunerative directorship, remunerated activity, majority shareholding, paid consultancy and professional engagement.

  8. Continued lak Sabha does not maintain such a regtstry of menbers interesta . Lok Sabha does not maintain such a registry of members interests and apart from disclosing their assets and liabilities, MPs are not obliged to declare other financial interests that might be in direct or indirect conflict with their role as public servants finanacal interets hat might be in direct or Rajya Sabha's Ethics Committee acts both on complaints as well as takes up issues suo motu, Lok Sabha's committee acts only on or by general public

  9. Continued In adftion to hat, mmbers are required to declare any . In addition to that, members are required to declare any financial interest on an issue that is being debated in the House or under consideration by any other standing committee and hence refrain from taking part to avoid conflict of interest. Vijaya Mallya's case (Rajya Sabha) and sting operation of TMC MPs (Lok Sabha) have been referred to Ethics Committees