Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu reconstituted eight House committees on Thursday.
Prabhat Jha of BJP is the new Chairman of the Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha replacing Narayan Lal Panchariya of BJP. Ethics Committee looks into conduct-related complaints against the members of the Upper House. Prasanna Acharya of BJD has been nominated as Chairman of the Committee on Petitions in place of Prabhat Jha of BJP.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has reconstituted 8 House Committees effecting changes in the chairmanship of the Committees on Ethics and Petitions besides replacing several members of various Committees.
Naidu has renominated Dr T Subbarami Reddy of Congress as Chairman of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation, A Navaneetha Krishnan as Chairman of the Committee on Government Assurances, Om Prakash Mathur of BJP as Chairman of the House Committee that allots accommodation for members.
As per the Rules of the House, Chairman of Rajya Sabha heads the Business Advis BK Hariprasad(Congress), Narayan Lal Panchariya and Dr Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe of BJP and Dr K Keshava Rao of TRS. Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition are special invitees to BAC.
The new members of the Committee on Rules include Dr Satyanarayan Jatiya, Swapan Das Gupta and YS Chowdary of BJP, PL Punia of Congress, Naresh Gujral of Akali Dal and Subhash Chandra and Amar Singh both independent.
These Standing House Committees of Rajya Sabha are concerned with the examination of various issues concerning the domain that is reflected in the names of the Committees and their tenure is till next reconstitution. Eight Department Related Standing Committees under the control of Rajya Sabha that were reconstituted by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in September this year undertake a detailed examination of the legislative proposals, Demands for Grants and other select subjects. Tenure of DRSCs is one year.