Naidu Constitutes 8 House Committees; Prasanna Acharya To Head Petitions Committee

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu constituted 8 House committees on Thursday with Prasanna Acharya (BJD) named as chairman of the petitions committee.

Prabhat Jha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appointed as head of the ethics committee, which looks into plaints on conduct of House members.

T. Subarami Reddy (Congress) has been appointed chairman of the subordinate legislation committee.

As per rules, the Rajya Sabha Chairman heads the business advisory committee and the Deputy Chairman the privileges committee.

Om Prakash Mathur (BJP) will head the accommodation committee.

The Chairman appointed B.K. Hariprasad Vinay Sahasrabudhe (Congress) and Narayan Lal Panchariya (BJP) and K. Keshava Rao (TRS) as members of the business advisory committee. Leader of the House and Opposition are special invitees to this committee.

The new members of the committee on rules are Satya Narayan Jatiya, Swapan Dasgupta and Y.S. Chowdary (all BJP), P.L. Punia (Congress), Naresh Gujral (Akali Dal), and Subhash Chandra and Amar Singh (Independents).

The committee will have one-year tenure.