Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 9
In consultation with Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today announced constitution of all department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees with affect from September 13.
Congress’s Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma will continue to head the standing committee on home affairs and Jairam Ramesh of the party will retain the chairmanship of the panel on science and technology, environment, forests and climate change.
Parliamentary committees reconstituted
- BJP member Sushil Kumar Modi has been appointed new chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on personnel, public grievances, law and justice, in place of Bhupender Yadav
- Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi has been included as a member in the panel on information technology, while Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been included in the panel on Railways
BJP member Sushil Kumar Modi has been appointed the new chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on personnel, public grievances, law and justice in place of Bhupender Yadav, who has become a minister. Congress’ Shashi Tharoor will also continue to head the committee on information technology.
BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad has been included as a member in the Parliamentary panel on finance and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in the panel on personnel, public grievances, law and justice. Both Prasad and Nishank were dropped as Union ministers in the last cabinet reshuffle.
Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi has been included as a member in the panel on information technology, while Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been included in the panel on Railways. YSR Congress’s Vijaya Sai Reddy has been reappointed the chairperson of the panel on commerce, SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav of health and family welfare, TRS member K Keshava Rao of industry, DMK’s Kanimozhi of chemicals and fertilisers and JD (U)’s Rajiv Ranjan Singh will head the panel on energy. TMC’s Sudip Bandyopadhyay will continue to head the panel on food, consumer affairs and public distribution and BJD member Bhartruhari Mahtab of the panel on labour.
The chairmen of other department-related parliamentary panels have not been changed. A total of 24 department-related parliamentary standing committees are constituted every year.
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