Panagariya Committee - Current Affairs Questions and Answers

1)   Name the committee approved by the PM Narendra Modi on 16th July’15 to set up an expert group to classify the Caste names returned in the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011?

a. Raghuram Rajan Committee
b. Debroy Committee
c. Panagariya Committee
d. Lodha Committee
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Panagariya Committee

The expert group will be chaired Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairperson of NITI Aayog and will be serviced by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Welfare. The approval was given in lieu of the failure of the states in consolidating different categories and is in line with the one taken by the UPA government on 19 May 2011.