Important Committees and Commissions in India for UPSC Exam

Important Committees for UPSC 2018

For the UPSC Prelims exam, it is very important for candidates to be aware of the various committees and commissions that were formed in the country over the course of a year. This is especially important for current affairs, polity and the GS papers. In this article, you will read about the various important committees and commissions in India for UPSC. It is presented in a tabular format to aid your learning process.

Committee/commission

Chairman

Issue

Umesh Sinha Committee

Umesh Sinha

To look into changes in the RPI Act’s Section 126 w.r.t social media expansion

Empowered Expert Committee

N Gopalaswami

To shortlist the top 20 educational institutions of eminence

Y H Malegam Committee

Y H Malegam

To monitor bad loans and increasing cases of frauds

15th Finance Commission

N K Singh

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Amitabh Kant Committee

Amitabh Kant

To address the issue of NPAs (non-performing assets) in the power sector

Empowered Steering Committee

Abhinav Bindra

To guide India’s preparation for multi-disciplinary events including the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Rajiv Kumar Committee

Rajiv Kumar

Water resources management in the north-eastern region (NER)

Economic Advisory Council

Bibek Debroy

To analyse and advice the PM on any issue especially those pertaining to the economy

National Commission for Minorities

Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi

Minority issues

Committee to curb custodial deaths

Sudhir Shrivastava

To curb custodial deaths

Task force for public credit registry (PCR) for India

Avinash K Srivatsava

To suggest a plan for the development of a comprehensive PCR for India

Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Dr. V. Kamakoti

AI for economic transformation

N Chandrasekaran Task force

N Chandrasekaran

To study use and application of artificial intelligence (AI) in military

Injeti Srinivas Committee

Injeti Srinivas

To frame a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across sports disciplines

BCCI Administrative Committee

Vinod Rai

To run the BCCI

Timothy Gonsalves Committee

Timothy Gonsalves

To find ways to rectify the gender gap in the IITs

Kang Committee

 N S Kang

For proper implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

Committee on cyber security

Meena Hemchandra

Interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilience

D B Shekatkar committee

Lt Gen D B Shekatkar

To enhance the combat potential of the armed forces

Chitale Committee

Madhav Chitale

For recommendations for the de-siltation of River Ganga

Girdhar Malviya Committee

Justice Girdhar Malviya

To prepare the draft Ganga Act

Kewal Kumar Sharma Committee

Kewal Kumar Sharma

To review the 7th Pay Commission recommendations of the UGC

Virtual Currency Committee

Dinesh Sharma

For proposing new regulations regarding digital currencies

Panel on National Education Policy (NEP)

K Kasturirangan

To draft the NEP

Agricultural Produce Market Committee

Ashok Dalwai

To form a regulated wholesale agricultural market at a distance of every 80 km

Kotak Committee

Uday Kotak

On corporate governance

Srikrishna Committee

B N Srikrishna

On data protection

2nd National Judicial Pay Commission

P V Reddi

To prepare revised salary structures for the judges of lower courts

Mineral Policy Committee

K Rajeswara Rao

To review the 2008 mineral policy and frame a new one

Afzal Amanullah Committee

Afzal Amanullah

For a new Haj policy

TK Viswanathan Committee

TK Viswanathan

To deal with cybercrimes especially online hate speech

Madhukar Gupta Committee

Madhukar Gupta

Border protection

RBI Overseeing Committee

Pradeep Kumar

To look into the stressed assets of the banking sector

Partha Mukhopadhyay Committee

Partha Mukhopadhyay

Working Group on Migration

Standing Committee of Inter-State Council

Narendra Modi

Disputes between states

Amitabh Chaudhry Committee

Amitabh Chaudhry

To review the existing framework of IRDAI-linked and non-linked insurance product regulations

RBC Committee

Dilip C Chakraborty

For a new risk-based capital regime

 

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