JPC constituted to look into OoP issue
Moving the motion, Law Minister Hansraj Bhardwaj said JPC will submit its report in the Winter Session.india Updated: Aug 18, 2006 02:38 IST
The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a motion to set up a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to look into the controversial Office-of-Profit issue.
Moving the motion, Law Minister Hansraj Bhardwaj said the JPC will submit its report in the Winter Session of Parliament.
The JPC will consists of 15 members with 10 to be nominated from the Lower House, including the chairperson, and five from the Upper House.
The motion was passed amid protests by the BJP-led NDA and the Left parties, which wanted clarification from the Minister.
Vikhe Patil, who was in the Chair, said there cannot be any discussion on the motion under the rules.
Intervening on behalf of Bhardwaj, who had left after reading his statement, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi said during the debate on the Office-of-Profit issue earlier, the government had given a solemn assurance to set up a JPC, and it had now complied with it.