ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A New Parliamentary Initiative-Subject-Based Standing Committees of Parliament

The growing complexity of governmental activities arising from expanding state involvement in social and economic spheres and the increasing diversity of parliamentary functions have rendered legislative supervision of the administration more and more difficult. The existing legislative committee system has become inadequate in ensuring administrative accountability to parliament. This paper examines the post second world war phenomenon of establishing departmentally related specialised subject committees to meet the new demands.

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