Committees & Panels

10 years of Sachar Committee Report

January 13, 2017

In March 2005, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had constituted a seven-member High Level Committee headed by former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajinder Sachar to study the social, economic and educational condition of Muslims in India. The committee submitted its report in 2006 and the...

M.M. Punchhi Commission Recommendations

September 19, 2016

In April 2007, a three member commission headed by the former chief justice of India M.M. Punchhi was set up by the UPA Government to take a fresh look at relative roles and responsibilities of various levels of government and their inter-relations. This commission had submitted its...

Justice RM Lodha Committee and Legalising betting

February 16, 2016

On 4th January, 2016, the Supreme Court (SC)-appointed Justice (retd) RM Lodha committee has suggested sweeping reforms in structure and functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The committee was appointed in the wake of spot-fixing scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL). The...

TSR Subramanian Committee Recommendations

November 27, 2015

In August 2014, the NDA Government  had set up a high-level committee to review the six environment laws in India and recommend specific amendments to bring them in line with current requirements. The committee was headed by the former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian. The six laws under review were:...

Vijay Kelkar Committee (2002) Recommendations on Direct Taxes

November 23, 2015

Impetus to direct tax reforms in India, came with the recommendations of the Task Force on Direct & Indirect Taxes under the chairmanship of Vijay Kelkar in 2002. The main recommendations of this task force related to the direct taxes related to increasing the income tax exemption...

Raja Chelliah Tax Reforms Committee

November 23, 2015

Prior to the liberalization of Economy, India’s tax regime was marred with numerous problems. In terms of direct taxes, there was a high degree of progressiveness in 1960s and 1970s that led to adverse effect on tax collection efficiency. Further, there were large number of exemptions eroded...

Railway Regulatory Authority of India

November 15, 2015

An independent Railway Regulatory Authority of India was recommended by the Bibek Debroy Committee for Mobilization of Resources for Major Railway Projects and Restructuring of Railway Ministry and Railway Board. This committee observed that in Indian Railways, the same organization deals with three prime functions viz. policy...

Sam Pitroda Committee on modernization of Indian Railways

November 15, 2015

Sam Pitroda used to be the advisor of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The ‘Committee on modernization of Indian Railways’ headed by Sam Pitroda had unveiled an ambitious Rs. 8.39 lakh crore modernisation roadmap for Indian railways to be carried out in ‘mission mode’ in next five years. This...

Anil Kakodkar Committee Recommendations

November 15, 2015

The report of the high-level safety review committee under the Chairmanship of former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission  Anil Kakodkar was submitted in February 2012. The Kakodkar Committee has made a slew of recommendations of which some of the key ones are: Stopping the practice of introduction...

Various Committees for betterment of Indian Railways

November 15, 2015

For the betterment of Indian Railways, numerous committees and panels were created.  As early as in 1994, Prakash Tandon Committee, made comprehensive proposals for change. In 1997, a McKinsey report was prepared on behalf of the Asian Development Bank. Thereafter, there were two status reports, in 1998...

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