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List of Important Commissions and Committees

  • Constitutional Review Committee : Headed by Justice MN Venkitachellaiah formed by the BJP Government to review the Constitution which is 50 years old.

 

  • Balwant Rai Mehta Committee : Introduction of Panchayati Raj institutions in the country.

 

  • Sen Committee : Report relates to decentralisation of powers to Panchayati Raj Institutions in Kerala.

 

  • Mandal Commission : Recommended 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Central Government Service.

 

  • Saikia Committee : Considered the proposal to make free and compulsory education a Fundamental Right.

 

  • Dinesh Goswami Committee : Studied about Electoral reforms.

 

  • Indrajith Gupta Committee : Recommended State funding of elections.

 

  • Ram Niwas Mirdha : Headed the Joint Parliamentary Committee which enquired into security scam.

 

  • Vohra Committee : Studied about the nexus between criminals and politicians in India.

 

  • Justice Ram Nandan Prasad Committee : Set up to identify the creamy layer i.e., the socially and economically advanced sections among socially and economically backward classes.

 

  • KK Narendran Committee : Set up to identify the creamy layer in Kerala.

 

  • Ashok Mehta Committee : Appointed in 1977 to review the working of Panchayati Raj Institutions.

 

  • Swaran Singh Committee : Setup in 1976 by Congress Party to make the recommendation about fundamental duties.

 

  • GVK Rao Committee : Setup in 1985 by Planning Commission on Administrative Arrangement for Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Programmes.

 

  • LM Singhvi Committee : Setup in 1986 by the Rajiv Gandhi Government for the revitalisation of Panchayati Raj institutions for democracy and development.

 

  • Dhar Committee : Setup in 1948 by the Government of India for examining the feasibility of setting provinces on linguistic basis.

 

  • Fazl Ali Commission : appointed in 1953 by Government of India for examining the feasibility of setting states on linguistic basis.

 

  • RS Sarkaria Commission : Studied centre-state relations.

 

  • Punchii Commission on Centre-State Ties : After Sarkaria Commission Punchii Commission was set up to study centre-state relations. The commission had submitted the report and it’s under consideration.

 

  • Nanavati Commission : Set up in 2000 to investigate the 1984 anti Sikh riots.

 

  • Nanavati Shah Commission : set up in 2002 to probe the Godhra train burning incident and the post Godhra carnage, 2002.

 

  • Sivaramakrishnan Committee : to suggest the place to build the capital city of Andhra Pradesh.

 

  • Sam Pitroda Committee : Set up in 2013 to review the institutional framework of Prasar Bharati.

 

  • High Powered Committee : chaired by Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazaki was set up in 2013 to review the functioning of the Haj Committee of India.

 

  • Independent High Level committee headed by KK Mehrotra : constituted on 20 Jun 2014 to inquire into the incident of gas leakage in Bhilai Steel Plant in Chattisgarh on 21 June 2014.

 

  • Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee : Constituted in October 2013 to probe into the Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting controversy.

 

  • JS Mathur Committee : Constituted on Jun 2013 to review the rate revision of the newspaper advertisement.

 

  • SK Srivastava Committee : Constituted in March 2013 to formulate a policy on public-private partnership framework with state-owned Coal India Ltd as one of the partners to increase coal output.

 

  • Justice Verma Committee : Constituted in December 2012 to recommend amendments to the criminal law so as to provide for quicker trial and enhanced punishment for criminals accused of committing sexual assault against women.

 

  • Bajpai Committee : 2014 was constituted to review the investment guidelines for National Pension System (NPS) scheme in private sector.

 

  • Vishwanathan Committee : Constituted on 20 October 2014 to provide Bankruptcy code for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The committee is headed by former Loksabha Secretary-General and former law secretary TK Vishwanathan.

 

  • Ramanujan Committee : set up on 27 August 2014 to identify the laws which they believed hamper governance by creating avoidable confusion. It is chaired by R Ramanujam, Secretary in the PMO.

 

  • Suresh Prabhu Committee : set up on 24 July 2014 to review the gas pricing formula.