Parliament and its panels(The Hindu)
Mains Paper 2:Polity
Prelims level: Parliamentary committees
Mains level: Parliament and State Legislatures – structure, functioning, conduct of business, powers and privileges and issues arising out of these
- The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees have a so-called tenure of one year.
- There was speculation in the media that the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, M. Venkaiah Naidu, is keen on amending the rules to give them a fixed tenure of two years.
- However, since these are joint committees of the two Houses of Parliament, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha also has to concur.