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PARLIAMENT OF INDIA – RAJYA SABHA – DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, LAW AND JUSTICE

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PARLIAMENT OF INDIA

                   RAJYA SABHA

DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE

ON

PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES, LAW AND JUSTICE

FIRST REPORT

ON

DEMANDS FOR GRANTS (2004-2005)

OF THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES

AND PENSIONS

      (PRESENTED TO THE RAJYA SABHA ON 26 AUGUST, 2004)

(LAID ON THE TABLE OF THE LOK SABHA ON 26 AUGUST, 2004)

RAJYA SABHA SECRETARIAT

NEW DELHI

AUGUST, 2004/ BHADRAPADA (SAKA)


C O N T E N TS 

                                                                                                                                                                  

1.   Composition of the Committee                                                                                                                  

2.     INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                     

3.     Report                                                                                                                                                                     

            CHAPTER – I ——- OVERVIEW OF THE MINISTRY                                                                                                                                                                                               

            CHAPTER—II—— OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE DEMANDS  FOR GRANTS OF THE   MINISTRY                                                                   

CHAPTER –III——POLICIES, PROGRAMMES AND SCHEMES OF THE  MINISTRY

                                             (i)          Administrative Reforms Commission                              

                                             (ii)         National Institute For Smart Government                                    

(iii)               Citizen’s Charter and Information & Facilitation Counters                                                          

(iv)              Public Grievance Redressal                                              

(v)                Protection of Whistle Blowers                                          

(vi)              Freedom of Information                                                     

(vii)             Modernisation of Government Offices                             

(viii)           Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration                                                              

(ix)              Central Bureau of Investigation                                         

(x)                Central Administrative Tribunal                                       

(xi)              Central Vigilance Commission                                              

(xii)             Delay in submission of Annual Reports of CVC & UPSC                                                                

(xiii)           Public Enterprises Selection Board                                   

                                                                                                                                  

4*.        OBSERVATIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS AT A GLANCE                                                                                  

    5*.    RELEVANT MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE                                                   

    6*.    APPENDIX

                          (i) Parliamentary Bulletin (Rajya Sabha) Part Ii No. 41502, Dated 20 July, 2004

                                Regarding  Amendments to Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the

                       Rajya Sabha

       


COMPOSITION OF THE COMMITTEE (2004)

   1.      Shri E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan ¾ Chairman

             RAJYA SABHA

2.                  Dr. Radhakant Nayak

3.                  Dr. M.S. Gill

4.                  Shri Balavant alias Bal Apte

5.                  Shri Ram Nath Kovind

6.                  Shri Varinder Singh Bajwa

7.                  Shri V.V. Raghavan

8.                  Shri Ram Jethmalani

9.                  Dr. P.C. Alexander

10.              Vacant

             LOK SABHA

11.              Dr. Shafiqurrahman Barq

12.              Smt. Bhavani Rajenthiran

13.              Shri Chhatter Singh Darbar

14.              Justice (Retd.) N.Y. Hanumanthappa

15.              Shri Shailendra Kumar

16.              Smt. Kiran Maheshwari

17.              Shri Dahyabhai V. Patel

18.              Shri Brajesh Pathak

19.              Shri Harin Pathak

20.              Shri V. Radhakrishnan

21.              Shri Vishwendra Singh

22.             Shri Bhupendrasinh Solanki

23.              Prof. Vijaya Kumar Malhotra

24.              Vacant

25.              Vacant

26.              Vacant

27.              Vacant

28.              Vacant

29.              Vacant

30.              Vacant

31.              Vacant

             SECRETARIAT

 Shri Tapan Chatterjee, Joint Secretary

 Shri Surinder Kumar Watts, Deputy Secretary

 Smt. Sunita Sekaran, Under Secretary

 Ms. S. Pankajavalli, Committee Officer


INTRODUCTION

            I, the Chairman of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, having been authorised by the Committee to submit the Report on its behalf, do hereby present this First Report on Demands for Grants (2004-2005) pertaining to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

2.0       The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice consisting of 31 Members (21 from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha), came into existence consequent upon amendments to Third and Fifth Schedules to Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States and Lok Sabha, respectively, on 20 July 2004 (Appendix-I). The present Committee constituted on 5 August, 2003 with 22 Members (9 from Rajya Sabha and 13 from Lok Sabha) leaving nine vacancies,

2.1      Two Ministries (Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Law and Justice) comprising six Departments (three in each Ministry) which were within the remit of Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, since creation of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on 31 March, 1993, till 19 July, 2004, are now under the purview of its jurisdiction.

3.0       For the period spanning from the financial years 1993-94 to 2003-04, the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, with 45 Members (15 from Rajya Sabha and 30 from Lok Sabha), have examined Demands for Grants pertaining to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions every year, submitted Reports* thereon to Parliament.

4.         The newly created Committee heard the views of the Secretary (Personnel) and Director (CBI) at its sitting held on 12 August, 2004.

5.         The Committee, while making its observations/recommendations has mainly relied upon the following: –

(i)                  Presentations made by the officers of the Ministry;

(ii)                Detailed Demands for Grants of the Ministry for the year 2004-2005;

(iii)               Detailed Demands for Grants of the Union Public Service Commission for the year 2004-2005;

(iv)              Explanatory Note on the Demands for Grants (2004-2005) received from the Ministry;

(v)                Annual Report of the Ministry for the year 2003-2004;

(vi)              Annual Report of the Union Public Service Commission for the year 2001-2002;

(vii)             Annual Report of the Central Vigilance Commission for the year 1.1.2001-31.12.2001;

(viii)           Annual Report (2003) of CBI;

(ix)              Action Taken Notes on the recommendations of Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs contained in its Ninety-ninth Report on Demands for Grants (2003-2004) of the Ministry;

(x)                Action Taken Note on the recommendations of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs contained in its Ninety-eighth Report on Demands for Grants (2003-2004) of the Ministry of Home Affairs (in so far it related to CBI);

(xi)              Written replies furnished by the Ministry on the Questionnaires sent to it by the Secretariat;

(xii)             Written clarifications to the points/issues raised by Members in the meeting of the Committee held on 12 August 2004.

5.1       The Committee considered and adopted the Report at its sitting held on 23 August, 2004.

6.         For the facility of reference and convenience, the observations and recommendations of the Committee have been printed in bold letters in the body of the Report.

NEW DELHI;

August 23, 2004

E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN

Chairman

Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice

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