The Public Accounts Committee has scheduled its meeting for the fifth time to July 10. Sources said PAC Chairperson Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had fixed a meeting for July 3, the fourth such meeting since the committee was reconstituted this financial year.
It was postponed to July 10 (Friday) as members expressed their inability to attend. All the sittings were fixed for Fridays with the hope that a weekend will be more convenient for the members to make it to the meeting.
The new PAC constituted at the beginning of this financial year has not held any meeting so far. The first meeting is crucial as selection of subjects to be taken up will be finalised in this sitting.
Unlike other parliamentary committees, the PAC chairperson is only the “first among equals” and cannot decide the agenda unilaterally. It has to be done in a sitting of the panel.
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