Functions of Cabinet Committees

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Functions of Cabinet Committees

  1. To take decisions in respect of appointments specified in Annexure I to the First Schedule to the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961.
  2. To take decisions in respect of empanelment specified in Annexure II to the First Schedule to the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, 1961.
  3. To decide all cases of disagreement relating to appointments between the Department or Ministry concerned and the Union Public Service Commission.
  4. To decide cases of extension of tenure, under the Central Staffing Scheme(s) or relevant central tenure norms, of officers belonging to the All India Services and other Group ‘A’ Services beyond the prescribed limits.
  5. To decide cases relating to lateral shift of officers serving on Central deputation.
  6. To decide cases of premature repatriation of officers serving with the Central Government to their parent cadre or Department.
  7. To decide cases relating to inter-cadre deputation or transfer of All India Services Officers.
  8. To decide cases of extension of service beyond the age of superannuation under Fundamental Rule 56(d).
  9. To decide all cases of disagreement with the recommendations of the Search-cum-Selection Committee constituted in accordance with the statutory requirements or the relevant instructions of the Department of Personnel and Training in respect of officers of the rank or pay (pay band plus Grade Pay) equivalent to or higher than a Joint Secretary of the Central Government.
  10. To consider and decide representations, appeals and memorials from officers of the rank or pay (pay band plus Grade Pay) equivalent to or higher than a Joint Secretary in the Central Government, except from those working in the cadre, against adverse remarks.
  11. To decide all cases of disagreement, including in the order of preference of the Public Enterprises Selection Board panel, between the administrative Ministry or Department concerned and the Public Enterprises Selection Board.
  12. To decide all cases of inter-company transfers of Chairman, Managing Director and functional Directors of Public Sector Undertakings between holding companies and subsidiaries and within the subsidiaries including Memorandum of Understanding signing Public Sector Undertakings.
  13. To decide all cases relating to intra-company transfer of Managing Director and functional Directors of Public Sector Undertakings including Memorandum of Understanding signing Public Sector Undertakings.
  14. To decide cases relating to employment or re-employment of any person, who has attained the age of superannuation, in any Department of the Government of India, any State-owned public corporation, company or enterprise, in a post, appointment to which requires approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

 

The following cabinet committees have been functioning since 1994:

  1. Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
  2. Cabinet Committee on Natural Affairs
  3. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs
  4. Cabinet Committee on Appointments
  5. Cabinet Committee on Accommodation
  6. Cabinet Committee on Foreign Investment
  7. Cabinet Committee on Drug Abuse Control
  8. Cabinet Committee on Price
  9. Cabinet Committee on Minority Welfare
  10. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
  11. Cabinet Committee on Trade and Investment
  12. Cabinet Committee on Expenditure
  13. Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure

Composition of the Cabinet Committees (as on 14.07.2016)

  1. Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
  2. Cabinet Committee on Accommodation
  3. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
  4. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs
  5. Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs
  6. Cabinet Committee on Security
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