Important Committees, panels and Commissions 2017 - 2018

Committees & Panels can  be part of Preliminary Question Paper as a Match of the following or Who head What committee and on What topics. This post highlights important committees, commissions and panels formed during 2017, which can important for IAS preliminary examination 2018.

Important Committees, Panels & Commissions 2017

S.No Name of Committee Chairman Work Area
1 Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) N Gopalaswami To select top 20 educational institutes of eminence
2 YH Malegam Committee YH Malegam To monitor bad loans, rising cases of frauds, audits – BY RBI
3 Umesh Sinha Commiittee – by ECI Umesh Sinha To suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (RP Act) in view of social media expansion
4 Amitabh Kant Committe Amitabh Kant To address problem of Non-performing assets (NPAs) or stressed assets in India’s power sector
5 15th Finance Commission N K Singh President of India has constituted 15th Finance Commission which will make recommendations for the five years commencing 1 April 2020 till 31 March 2025
6 Water Resouces Managent in NER Rajiv Kumar For proper management of water resources in North Eastern Region (NER)
7 Economic Advisory Council EAC to PM Dr Bibek Debroy Five member of council – will analyse any issue economic or otherwise referred to it by the Prime minister
8 Empowered Steering Committee (ESC Abhinav Bindra To shape and influence India’s preparation for multi-disciplinary events, including 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
9 National Commission for Minorities (NCM) ,New Delhi NCM vice-chairman George Kurien To look into a petition filed by BJP activist Aswini Upadhyay for granting minority status to Hindus in eight states
10 Technical and safety standards of India’s pod taxi scheme S K Dhramadhikari To invite fresh bids incorporating strictest safety standards on the lines of those prescribed by an American body
11 Inter-ministerial committee – Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) Rajyavardhan Rathore To look into complaints of violation of programme and advertising codes by TV channels.
12 Task force to simplify income tax laws Arbind Modi Six- member panel, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be a permanent special invitee.
13 committee to Curb custodial deaths Sudhir Shrivastava The committee will recommend measures so that people get proper treatment at police stations
14 Price Stabilization Fund Avinash K Srivastava It has decided to import the onions through a government agency to increase the availability of the same, in the market on moderate prices.
15 High-level Task Force on Public Credit Registry (PCR) for India. Yeshwant M. Deosthalee. Propose a state-of-the-art information system and suggest a roadmap for developing a transparent, comprehensive and near-real-time PCR for India.
16 Market Infrastructure Institutions (MII) R Gandhi Reviewing norms related to stock exchanges, clearing corporations and depository participants.
17 Artificial Intelligence Policy: By Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
18 Artificial Intelligence Task Force Dr. V. Kamakoti Artificial Intelligence (AI) for India’s Economic Transformation.
19 AI application in Military N Chandrasekaran To study use and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in military
20 Commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary PM
21 Sports Code committee Injeti Srinivas To suggest improvements in the National Sports Development Code functioning of sports federations.
22 Timothy Gonsalves Committee Prof. Timothy Gonsalves Suggested to create 20 percent reservation seats for the girl students in IITs
23 Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) administrative committee Vinod Rai Supreme Court Appointed Vinod Rai as BCCI Committee’s Head
24 Kang committtee N.S. Kang To frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD) Act across the country
25 Defence Procurement Organisation Dr. Pritam Singh To integrate and streamline the long and complex process of defence acquisitions
26 Committee on Cyber Security RBI Executive Director Meena Hemchan To review the threats emerging from the use of technology, study adoption of new technology standards and suggest appropriate policy interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilience.
27 Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) A K Bajaj To look into te Water sharing between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
28 DB Shekatkar Committee DB Shekhar To reform the military financial management
29 Girdhar Malviya committee Justice Shri Girdhar Malviya To prepare draft Ganga Act submitted its report to the Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
30 Chitale Committee Madhav Chitale To recommends measures for desiltation of river Ganga
31 Virtual Currency Committee Dinesh Sharma To propose new regulations related
to digital currencies or virtual currencies
32 Kewal Kumar Sharma committee Kewal Kumar Sharma To review UGC recommendations on
7th Pay commission in educational institutes
33 Agricultural Produce Market Committee Mr. Ashok Dalwai To establish a regulated wholesale agri- market at a distance of every 80 km
34 Panel on National Education Policy Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan To draft the National Education Policy
35 Committee on Corporate Governance UdayKotak To improving the standards of corporate governance of listed companies
36 Data Protection Justice B.N Srikrishna Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) appointed an expert panel committee that would study various issues relating to data protection
37 Mineral Policy Committee K RajeswaraRao To review the National Mineral Policy, 2008, and for submission of a report for a new National Mineral Policy.
38 Second National Judicial Pay Commission P V Reddi New salary structure for judges of lower courts in India
39 New Haj policy 2018-22 AfzalAmanullah to improve Indian Government’s current Haj policy and also to look into issue of Haj subsidy in light of 2012 Supreme Court order on gradually reducing and abolishing it by 2022
40 Committee to roll out 5G technology in India by 2020. Includes Secretaries of the ministries of Communications, Information Technology and Science and Technology, representatives from industry and academics.
41 Hate speech on internet T.K.Viswanathan The committee has suggested that section 78 of the IT Act needs to be substituted and Section 153 & 505A of the Indian PenalCode needs to be amended
42 Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism Justice BN Srikrishna
43 Madhukar Gupta Committee Madhukar Gupta Border Protection
44 Working Group on Migration Partha Mukhopadha Recommended Legal framework to protect interests of migrants
45 RBI Overseeing Committee Pradeep Kumar To look at the stressed assets of the banking sector.
46 RBI Panel on Hedging commodities in global markets Chandan Sinha It has recommended a list of commodities (which includes gold, silver, zinc, tin, crude oil and its derivatives, coal, natural gas, tea, coffee, sugar and cocoa) which can be hedged in the overseas markets by all residents i.e. by both domestic users and exporters/importers.
47 Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) Urjit Patel
48 Review of GST laws M Vinod Kuma Committee has been set up to provide suggestions for smoothening the GST regime, especially for small businesses who have been complaining of a an increase in compliance burden
49 Standing Committee of Inter-State Council (ISC) Prime Minister NarendraModi Inter-State Council investigates and advises
on disputes between states
50 N.K. Singh Committee N.K. Singh To review the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act.
51 Amitabh Chaudhry committee Amitabh Chaudhry To analysis the existing framework
of IRDA-linked and non-linked insurance product regulations
52 IRDAI panel Dilip C Chakraborty To help in implementing the new risk-based capital (RBC) regime and it will also enhance protection to policyholders.
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