List of Important Committee and Commission of India

Updated: May 9, 2019

In MPPSC, UPSC and in other important examinations, a few questions are always asked on committee & commission section. One should be aware of all major committees & commissions, out of which do not forget to take a note of those, which were in news in previous year time.

Important Commissions and Committees in India.


1. Rajinder Sachar Committee : a.) Companies and MRPT Act & b.) Report on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslims of India

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. Palekar Tribunal : Journalists’ Pay reforms

13. Muddiman Committee : Working of Diarchy as in Montague Chelmsford reforms

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 : a.)First committee on backward castes, b.) Direct-Indirect Taxes and c.) Enquiry on Kargil defense deals.

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. Hurtog Committee : Growth of British India education-its effects

37. Alagh Committee : Civil Service Examinations

38. Abid Hussain Committee : Recommendations on Small scale industries

39. Narasimham Committee : Banking sector reforms

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. Butler Committee : Relation between Indian states & paramount power (the Queen of Britain)

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

51. James Lyngdoh Committee- Student politics and student-body elections in colleges.

52. E.M.S. Nachiappan Committee : Reforms in the higher judiciary

53. Soli Sorabjee Committee : Police Reforms [it was constituted after the Judgement of the Supreme Court in Parkash Singh vs Union of India (2006)]

54. Ganguli Committee : Review of health facility planning and healthcare engineering and management

55. Percy Mistry Committee : Making Mumbai an IFC (International Financial Centre)

56. K.T. Thomas Committee- to look into ways of enhancing the effectives of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act

57. Fali S. Nariman Committee- Accountability and damages with regard to destruction of public property

58. Satwant Reddy Committee- review of laws relating to registration of pharmaceutical drugs and clinical trials

59. Raghuram C. Rajan Committee- financial sector reforms

60. Shah Commission (1966)- reorganisation of States

61. Tarkunde Committee- composition of the Election Commission and other electoral reforms

62. Dinesh Goswami Committee- electoral reforms

63. 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.


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