First PAC meeting of 17th LS to be held today

By Siddharth SharmaNew Delhi [India], Aug 26 (ANI): The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of 17th Lok Sabha will meet for the first time at Parliament Annexe here on Monday. Consideration of memorandum number 1 regarding the selection of subjects for examination during the year 2019-20 will be the agenda of the meeting, Lok Sabha website shows. The PAC has 22 members and is headed by Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.An informal meeting for the introduction of the committee members was held earlier, sources told ANI.During the meeting, it was decided that Chairman Chowdhury would request Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to be present at today's meeting.The Speaker has agreed to Chowdhury's request, the sources added. The top parliamentary committee has 15 members from Lok Sabha while seven belong to Rajya Sabha representing ruling NDA and Opposition parties.BJP's Bhupender Yadav, Jayant Sinha, Satyapal Singh, Rajeev Chandrasekhar and CM Ramesh, Trinamool Congress' Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Samajwadi Party's Ram Gopal Yadav, Akali Dal's Naresh Gujral are among the prominent leaders in the Committee. (ANI)

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