General Knowledge Questions and Answer – Important Indian Commissions and Committees


1 Palekar Tribunal Journalists’ Pay reforms
2 U.C. Banerjee Commission Enquiry into Godhra carnage (railways)
3 Sarkaria Commission Centre-State relations
4 Srikrishna Commission 1992 Bombay riots
5 Thakkar Commission Indira Gandhi assassination case
6 Phukan Commission & Saharya Committee Tehelka tapes
7 Malimath Commission Criminal Justice
8 Upendra Commission Inquiry on rape and murder Thangjam Manorama Devi
9 Malhotra Committee Insurance Reforms
10 Janaki Ram Committee Security scam
11 Ajay Vikram Singh Committee Faster promotions in army
12 Rajinder Sachar Committee Companies and MRPT Act
13 Rajindar Sachar Committee Report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslims of India
14 Jyoti Basu Committee Report on Octroi abolition
15 Balwant Rai Mehta Committee Recommendations on decentralization system
16 Sawant Committee Enquiry on corruption, charges against ministers & Anna Hazare
17 Chelliah Committee Eradicating black money
18 Kothari Commission Educational reforms
19 Wanchoo Committee Tax enquiry
20 Bhanu Pratap Singh Committee Agriculture
21 Aggarwal Committee Nepotism in granting petrol pump, LPG connections
22 Rangarajan Committee Reforms in private sector
23 Naresh Chandra Committee Corporate governance
24 Chakravarti Committee Banking sector reforms
25 Rekhi Committee Structure of indirect taxation
26 G.V.Ramakrishna Committee Disinvestment in PSU shares
27 Kelkar Committee First committee on backward castes
28 P.C.Hotha Committee Restructuring of civil services
29 Justice B.N.Kirpal Committee 1st chairman National Forest Commission
30 Godbole Committee Enron Power Project
31 J.C.Kumarappa Committee Congress agrarian Reforms Committee
32 Swaminathan Committee Population policy
33 Rangarajan Committee Statistics
34 Wardha Committee Inquiry on murder of Graham Staines
35 N.N. Vohra Committee Criminalization of politics
36 Kelkar Committee Direct-Indirect Taxes
37 Alagh Committee Civil Service Examinations
38 Abid Hussain Committee Recommendations on Small scale industries
39 Narasimham Committee Banking sector
40 Chelliah Committee Tax reforms
41 Mashelkar Committee National Auto Fuel Policy
42 Boothalingam Committee Recommendations on integrated wages, income and price policy
43 Omkar Goswami Committee Industrial sickness
44 Yashpal Committee Review of School Education system
45 Ram Nandan Prasad Committee Constitution of creamy layers among Backward Castes
46 Kelkar Committee Enquiry on Kargil defense deals.
47 M.M. Punchhi Commission Centre-State Relations [note- this committee has been set up recently- after the sad demise of Justice (Retd.) Sarkaria]
48 Thorat Committee Caste-based discrimination against students in AIIMS
49 R.K.Raghavan Committee Ragging in colleges
50 James Lyngdoh Committee Student politics and student-body elections in colleges.
51 E.M.S. Nachiappan Committee Reforms in the higher judiciary
52 Soli Sorabjee Committee Police Reforms [it was constituted after the Judgement of the Supreme Court in Parkash Singh vs Union of India (2006)]
53 Ganguli Committee Review of health facility planning and healthcare engineering and management
54 Percy Mistry Committee Making Mumbai an IFC (International Financial Centre)
55 K.T. Thomas Committee To look into ways of enhancing the effectives of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act
56 Fali S. Nariman Committee Accountability and damages with regard to destruction of public property
57 Satwant Reddy Committee Review of laws relating to registration of pharmaceutical drugs and clinical trials
58 Raghuram C. Rajan Committee Financial sector reforms
59 Shah Commission (1966) Reorganization of States
60 Tarkunde Committee Composition of the Election Commission and other electoral reforms
61 Dinesh Goswami Committee Electoral reforms
62 G.V.K. Rao Committee (1985) Set up by the planning commission in 1985, to look into the Administrative Arrangement for Rural Development and poverty Alleviation Programmes.
63 Butler Committee Relation between Indian states & paramount power (the Queen of Britain)
64 Hurtog Committee Growth of British India education-its effects
65 Muddiman Committee Working of Diarchy as in Montague Chelmsford


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