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Kharge re-appointed PAC Chairman

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has been of the 22-member (PAC) of Parliament for its fresh term starting today.

A majority of the members of this parliamentary panel, which is headed by an opposition leader, are from the ruling NDA. Kharge, an from (Karnataka), is the of party in

It is the oldest parliamentary committee that examines the accounts showing the appropriation of sums granted by Parliament for expenditure of and such other accounts of autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies.

In the past, the PAC has been chaired by eminent Parliamentarians like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Jyotirmoy Basu, PV and R Venkataraman.

Among other key panels, speaker has also re-appointed veteran BJP as Chaiman of the Another has been renamed of the respectively.

The PAC and the have 22 members each -- 15 from and 7 from Rajya Sabha. The committee on estimates has 30 members, all from Lok Sabha.

All the three financial committees will have fresh one-year tenures, starting today.

The panel on estimates, which is also called the 'continuous economy committee', suggests changes in policy or administrative framework to bring efficiency in expenditure.

The panel on public undertakings examines the reports and accounts of PSUs and also the CAG audit reports on public sector enterprises. It also ascertains whether PSUs are being managed as per sound business and commercial principles and practices.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 01 2018. 21:25 IST
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