COMMITTEES


Monthly Current Affairs September 2016 “COMMITTEES” key points to Remember.
The Central Government has constituted an expert committee of four members to study the silt in the
river. The Centre will send a team to Bihar to study silt in river the river. Member of Ganga Flood
Control commission A .K. Sinha has been made Chairman of the committee.
The 22-member panel formed to look into 7th Pay Commission anomalies.The panel will be headed
by DoPT(Department of Personnel and Training) secretary.
The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian -led panel asked the Centre to immediately
announce higher minimum support price (MSP) of gram (chana) to for Rs.4,000 a quintal rabi
2016 and Rs.6,000 a quintal for both urad and tur for kharif season 2017.
Centre to set up a committee to deal with complaints regarding Waqf properties. The Committee to be
set up at Central level will be headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge or retired High Court Chief
Justice.
For the 100th birthday of Deendayal Upadhyay, Prime Minister Narendra Modi constituted two
committees for Commemoration of the centenary of BJP’s ideologue. Modi headed the 149 member
National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the 23 member Executive
Committee.
The Government appointed three members on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), who
along with RBI nominees to review with a view to contain retail inflation at the targeted level of 4 per
cent.The named three academics – Indian Statistical Institute professor Chetan Ghate, Delhi School of
Economics director PamiDua andRavindra H Dholakia of IIM-Ahmedabad – as members on interestrate
setting Monetary Policy Committee.