Published on: July 8, 2021



What is in news : After cabinet expansion, prime minister has brought changes in cabinet committees

What are cabinet committees:

  • Extra-constitutional bodies
  • Rules of Business provide for their establishment
  • Works under the Government of India Transaction of Business Rules, 1961 which emerge out of Article 77(3)
  • Prime Minister constitutes Standing Committees of the Cabinet and sets out the specific functions assigned to them. He can add or reduce the number of committees.


  • Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
  • Cabinet Committee on Accommodation.
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.
  • Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.
  • Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.
  • Cabinet Committee on Security.
  • Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth.
  • Cabinet Committee on Employment & Skill Development.

Note:: All committees except Cabinet Committee on Accommodations and Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs are headed by Prime Minister

Article 77(3)- “The President shall make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.”