List of Important Committees in India

Committee Head Constituted for
Palekar Tribunal Journalists’ Pay reforms
U.C. Banerjee Commission Enquiry into Godhra carnage (railways)
Sarkaria Commission Centre-State relations
Srikrishna Commission 1992 Bombay riots
Thakkar Commission Indira Gandhi assassination case
Phukan Commission & Saharya Committee Tehelka tapes
Malimath Commission Criminal Justice
Upendra Commission Inquiry on rape and murder Thangjam Manorama Devi
Malhotra Committee Insurance Reforms
Janaki Ram Committee Security scam
Ajay Vikram Singh Committee Faster promotions in army
Rajinder Sachar Committee 1 Companies and MRPT Act
Rajindar Sachar Committee 2

Report on the social,

economic and educational status of the Muslims of India

Jyoti Basu Committee Report on Octroi abolition
Balwant Rai Mehta Committee Recommendations on decentralization system
Sawant Committee

Enquiry on corruption, charges against ministers

& Anna Hazare

Chelliah Committee Eradicating black money
Kothari Commission Educational reforms
Wanchoo Committee Tax enquiry
Bhanu Pratap Singh Committee Agriculture
Aggarwal Committee

Nepotism in granting petrol pump,

LPG connections

Rangarajan Committee Reforms in private sector
Naresh Chandra Committee Corporate governance
Chakravarti Committee Banking sector reforms
Rekhi Committee Structure of indirect taxation
G.V.Ramakrishna Committee Disinvestment in PSU shares
Kelkar Committee First committee on backward castes
P.C.Hotha Committee Restructuring of civil services
Justice B.N.Kirpal Committee 1st chairman National Forest Commission
Godbole Committee Enron Power Project
J.C.Kumarappa Committee Congress agrarian Reforms Committee
Swaminathan Committee Population policy
Rangarajan Committee Statistics
Wardha Committee Inquiry on murder of Graham Staines
N.N. Vohra Committee Criminalization of politics
Kelkar Committee Direct-Indirect Taxes
Alagh Committee Civil Service Examinations
Abid Hussain Committee Recommendations on Small scale industries
Narasimham Committee Banking sector reforms
Chelliah Committee Tax reforms
Mashelkar Committee National Auto Fuel Policy
Boothalingam Committee

Recommendations on integrated wages,

income and price policy

Omkar Goswami Committee Industrial sickness
Yashpal Committee Review of School Education system
Ram Nandan Prasad Committee Constitution of creamy layers among Backward Castes
Kelkar Committee Enquiry on Kargil defense deals.
M.M. Punchhi Commission

Centre-State Relations [note- this committee has been set up recently-

after the sad demise of Justice (Retd.) Sarkaria]

Thorat Committee Caste-based discrimination against students in AIIMS
R.K.Raghavan Committee Ragging in colleges
James Lyngdoh Committee Student politics and student-body elections in colleges.
E.M.S. Nachiappan Committee Reforms in the higher judiciary
Soli Sorabjee Committee

Police Reforms [it was constituted after the

Judgement of the Supreme Court in Parkash Singh vs Union of India (2006)]

Ganguli Committee

Review of health facility planning and

healthcare engineering and management

Percy Mistry Committee

Making Mumbai an IFC

(International Financial Centre)

K.T. Thomas Committee

to look into ways of enhancing the effectives

of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act

Fali S. Nariman Committee

Accountability and damages with

regard to destruction of public property

Satwant Reddy Committee

review of laws relating to registration of

pharmaceutical drugs and clinical trials

Raghuram C. Rajan Committee financial sector reforms
Shah Commission reorganisation of States
Tarkunde Committee

composition of the Election Commission

and other electoral reforms

Dinesh Goswami Committee electoral reforms
G.V.K. Rao Committee

set up by the planning commission in 1985,

to look into the Administrative Arrangement for

Rural Development and poverty Alleviation Programmes.

Butler Committee

Relation between Indian states &

paramount power (the Queen of Britain)

Hurtog Committee Growth of British India education-its effects
Muddiman Committee Working of Diarchy as in Montague Chelmsford reforms
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