The tenure of the previous committees ended on September 12. Tharoor’s previous standing committee was chaired repeatedly by BJP MP Nishikant Dubey.
as reported by Naveen Bharat Earlier, Dubey had in July served a “privilege notice” against Tharoor in the Lok Sabha Speaker’s office for allegedly abusing his power as the head of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology.
The IT panel was expected to discuss Pegasus The officials of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Telecommunications were called on the topic of spyware issue and ‘citizen’ data security and privacy’. However, meeting 1. could not be as0 BJP members present did not sign the attendance register, and hence ensured the lack of quorum.
Tharoor, however, told reporters that Dubey’s motion had no “validity” as no set procedure was followed in moving the motion, which required the Speaker to move it before the House’s nod. is required.
In a separate letter to Speaker Om Birla, Dubey had alleged that Tharoor had violated the rules of the committee as “he has become one. the harbinger of all vicious activities“
“Tharoor has crossed all limits of decency, ethics and basic principles of parliamentary procedure and has practiced smooth functioning of the Parliamentary Committee by committing gross breach of privilege, not only in the capacity of an individual Hon’ble Member of Parliament. The notice said, but continues to hold the position of Chairman, Information Technology, one of the most important departmentally related standing committees.
BJP members during this Sushil Kumar Modi A new Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice has been appointed. Congress MP Anand Sharma has been retained as the head of the Parliamentary Panel on Home Affairs and Jairam Ramesh of the Panel on Science and Technology, Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
YSR Congress MP V Vijayasai Reddy will again be the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce. Similarly, TMC member Sudip Bandyopadhyay has been re-appointed as the head of the panel on food, consumer affairs and public distribution and BJD member of the panel on labor Bhartrihari Mahtab.