What are Ad Hoc Committees in India?

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Ad Hoc Committees in India

The Parliament of India has a lot on its table which is why it has made certain Committees to take care of different matters that are piled up. The word Ad Hoc means “for this situation” or “for this” in Latin. Furthermore, the purpose of creating an Ad Hoc Committee was the need of the hour. Moreover, the Committee takes care of the specific matters in an organization. In addition, the board of directors and executive officers appoint the different Committee members. There are two types of Ad Hoc Committees. 

1. Inquiry Committees

This Ad Hoc Committee is hired by either of the Houses- Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha or by the Speaker of either of the Houses. Moreover, it is constituted from time to time to inquire or report on specific subjects. 

Additionally, the categories of the Inquiry Committees are further divided into the following: 

  • Railway Convention Committee 
  • Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)
  • Joint Committee on Security in Parliament Complex
  • Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Parliament, Offices of Political Parties, and Officers of the Lok Sabha Secretariat
  • Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex
  • Committee on Installation of Portraits / Statues of National Leaders and Parliamentarians In Parliament House Complex
  • Joint Committee on Maintenance of Heritage Character and Development of Parliament House Complex
  • Committee on Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behaviour of Government Officers with Members of Lok Sabha
  • Committee on Welfare of Other Backward Classes
  • Committee to Inquire into the Improper Conduct of a Member

Also Read: 6 Types of Standing Committees in India

2. Advisory Committees

Furthermore, these Committees are appointed for matters that are concerned with the Bills. 

  • The Advisory Committee is directed by the Chairman of Rajya Sabha and the Speaker of Lok Sabha. 
  • In addition, the Committees follow the rules of procedure. 
  • Moreover, before passing the Bills to either the Rajya Sabha or Lok Sabha, it is referred to the Advisory Committee. 

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