Committees & Panels

September 19, 2016

M.M. Punchhi Commission Recommendations

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…

February 16, 2016

Justice RM Lodha Committee and Legalising betting

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…

November 27, 2015

TSR Subramanian Committee Recommendations

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…

November 23, 2015

Vijay Kelkar Committee (2002) Recommendations on Direct Taxes

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…

November 23, 2015

Raja Chelliah Tax Reforms Committee

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,…

November 15, 2015

Railway Regulatory Authority of India

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…

November 15, 2015

Sam Pitroda Committee on modernization of Indian Railways

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…

November 15, 2015

Anil Kakodkar Committee Recommendations

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…

November 15, 2015

Various Committees for betterment of Indian Railways

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,…

November 15, 2015

Bibek Debroy Committee Recommendations

The Bibek Debroy Committee is a high level committee for "Mobilization of Resources for Major Railway Projects and Restructuring of Railway Ministry and Railway Board" created by NDA Government after coming into power in 2014. This is yet another Biblical size…