What is the function of the Departmental Standing Committees?

The functions of each of the standing committees are: 

  1. To consider the demands for grants of the concerned ministries/departments before they are discussed and voted in the Lok Sabha. Its report should not suggest anything of the nature of cut motions. 
  2. To examine bills pertaining to the concerned ministries/departments. 
  3. To consider annual reports of ministries/departments.
  4. To consider national basic long-term policy documents presented to the Houses. 

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