National Events


One important part of the functioning of our government is the work of the various National Committee. They help the parliament make sense of some complicated issues that plague our country. They appear in banking exams due to their importance. Let us take a look at the few important National Committees.

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National Committee

The government of India cannot handle all small and large issues that the plague the country all by themselves. The sheer volume of matters is way too high. So the government in some cases will form committees.

These committees consist of a group of individuals that usually have expertise about the subject matter. They study the issues at hand and submit their findings, as well as their opinion to the parliament. The government will use these reports to make policies and execute changes.

National committees in India are one of the two kinds,

  • Standing Committee: These committees consist of the members of the parliament. They are permanent in nature, and members are periodically and regularly elected to these committees. Example: Committee on Health and Family Welfare, Public Accounts Committee.
  • Ad Hoc Committee: These are created when a specific issue arises. Once the solution has been achieved such committees are dissolved. Example: Umesh Sinha Committee, Agricultural Produce Market Committee

National Committee

We will now be focussing on some important committees formed in the recent few years to help tackle some important and sensitive economy and societal issues.

Amitabh Kant Committee

Headed by the CEO of Niti Ayogya this committee was created in 2016. The aim of this think tank was to analyze and asses the problems of Non-Performing Assets in India’s power sector. The NPA from this particular sector accounts for nearly 5.9% of the total advances given by the banks.

K Kasturirangan Committee

K Kasturirangan is a well-known scientist. He heads this 9 member committee to form the new draft of the Educational Policy. The other members are also well-known educationalists and eminent professors. The committee will lend a year to all suggestions at district, state, and national level.

Arun Jaitley Committee

This committee oversees the merger plans of the Public Sector Unit banks. The proposal is to merge 21 state-owned PSU banks. This is to help them solidify their positions and deal with the bad loans and stressed assets problems. This committee headed by finance minister Arun Jaitley is to review all the proposals for the merger.

Dr. Hasmukh Adhia Committee

The finance ministry set up this committee to look into the issues the export industry faces with the implementation of GST. It is headed by Dr. Hasmukh Adhia the revenue secretary. The committee has to ensure the smooth transition of the export sector from the pre-GST times to the post-GST era.

TK Viswanathan Committee

This committee tackles the very sensitive and far-reaching problems of cybercrimes, especially focussing on hate speech in the online world. In 2017 they submitted their findings and suggestions via a commission report.

Umesh Sinha Committee

As you must be aware there is a 2 day “silence period” before an election in India. That means there is no campaigning on any medium (TV, radio, print etc) 48 hours before the election. This, however, does not include social media.

Timothy Gonsalves Committee

To manage the dip in numbers, the committee has suggested a 20% reservation for girls across IITs. Candidates that have cleared the JEE Advance exams will be considered for the quota, and it will not affect the admission of boy students. The national committee now is planning the correct implementation of this scheme.

Seven Member Delegation

The mission of the national committee is to bridge the dic=vide that has come up between the senior judges of the Supreme Court and the honorable Chief Justice of India, Dipak Mishra. The matter is of grave concern, and the judiciary is attempting to resolve the issue without the interference of the parliament.

D B Shetatkar Committee

They submitted a commission report in June 2017 with some 90 suggested reforms. It included suggestions to have performance audits on all sectors of the military, more coordination among its three wings and added capital expenditure.

Solved Question

Q: The JK Government Panel was formed to study the scope for which of the following?

  1. Agriculture
  2. Poultry
  3. Horticulture
  4. None of the above

Ans: The correct answer is C. The committee was formed to study the scope and the improvement of the horticulture sector at the state level. The horticulture must be on par with the center’s framework. And the committee is to make plans to harness the potential of horticulture in the state.

Q: The BCCI Committee of Administrative (CoA) appointed by the supreme court is headed by whom?

  1. Vinod Rai
  2. Anil Kumble
  3. Kapil Dev
  4. None of the above

Ans: The correct option is A. Vinod Rai is the chairperson of the committee in charge of restructuring the functioning and the administrative structure of the BCCI. The three other members of the committee are Diana Edulji (senior woman cricketer), Ramchandra Guha (sports historian) and Vikram Limaye.

Q: The committee presided by Justice M B Shah was formed to tackle which very important issue of the India economy?

  1. Corruption
  2. NPA in banks
  3. Inflation
  4. Black Money

Ans: The correct answer is D. The committee suggested many changes to the Black Money and Imposition Act 2015. One was to ban all cash transactions above 3 lacs and restrict cash holdings of individuals to 15 lacs. They also made suggestions to bring back the black money held by Indians in financial safe havens as per the Panama papers.

Q: Which committee was set up to investigate the issues of taxation for e-commerce industries?

  1. Akhilesh Ranjan Committee
  2. B Tandon Committee
  3. NK Singh Committee
  4. None of the above

Ans: The answer is A. The CBDT formed a committee to look into the direct taxation issues faced by the e-commerce industries.  They submitted their report in March 2016 with their suggestions.

Practice Questions

Q: The Defence Committee of the parliament is which of the following?

  1. Standing Committee
  2. AdHoc Committee
  3. Both
  4. None of the above

Ans; A

Q: Which national committee was formed to review the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act?

  1. B Tandon Committee
  2. Kang Committee
  3. N K Singh Committee
  4. None of the above

Ans: C

Q: In 1977 on which committees proposal did the government decide to establish NABARD?

  1. Shivraman Committee
  2. Thakker Committee
  3. Mudgal Committee
  4. Narimarao Committee

Ans: A

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4 responses to “Important Days”

  1. GANJI SUNIL says:

    want compititive exams stuff

  2. Prateek mishra says:

    Most of the important days are missing 😔 like world health day world cancer day
    Not complete

  3. Prateek mishra says:

    And science day purpose is incomplete on this day raman effect discovered by CV Raman
    Very poor info given

  4. Dr. Nidhi Srivastava says:

    There is no Hindi Diwas it is in September It is a important day u have not mentioned

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