What are Joint Parliamentary Committees?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 4th, 2022

Joint parliament committees are formed in the Parliament of India to discuss a particular bill or for an investigation into an issue like financial irregularities. Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are selected for these committees. A Joint Parliament committee (JPC)is a temporary body set up to deliberate upon a particular subject for a specific duration.

Joint Parliament Committee

  • To mention a few, committees were formed in 2001 for stock market scams and in 2003 for the pesticide residues in soft drinks.
  • The government moved the motion in the Lok Sabha. The terms of reference included fixing responsibilities, identifying loopholes, and making suitable recommendations.
  • The JPC recommendations have value but are not binding upon the government. The government may accept it or launch a fresh investigation based on the report.
  • The government must report on the follow-up action based on which the committee submits the action taken report in the Parliament. The reports are discussed in Parliament.

Summary:

What are Joint Parliamentary Committees?

In the Parliament of India, Joint parliament committees are formed. It is set up for the reason to discuss a particular bill or for an investigation into an issue such as financial irregularities. These committees are formed when a motion is passed by one house and agreed upon by the other.

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