Parliamentary Committee

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  • September 21, 2020
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Parliamentary Committee

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Polity & Governance

In news

  • Recently, the Opposition had demanded that agriculture Bills be referred to a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon session.

Important value additions

  • Parliament scrutinises Bills in two ways. 
  • The first is by discussing it on the floor of the two Houses.
  • The second mechanism is by referring a Bill to a parliamentary committee. 
  • Referring of Bills to parliamentary committees is not mandatory.
  • Select Committee on a Bill is formed for examining a particular Bill.
  • Its membership is limited to MPs from one House.
  • They are disbanded after their report. 
  • These types of committees are chaired by MPs from the ruling party.

You can further read about Parliamentary Committees here.

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