“The members of the parliamentary standing committee are extremely unhappy over the non-attendance of the CEO DIAL despite being issued summons,” said a member of the committee.
Parliament panel recommends government appeals to nations to identify Covid origin, penalise culprits
The panel understands that if the origin of coronavirus is allowed to remain a mystery, it will have colossal consequences on biosafety and biosecurity of the world, the report stated.
Parliament panel grills Twitter officials over data security, privacy, says replies 'not satisfactory'
The officials from the company, however, refuted the whistle-blower's allegations and denied there was any data security breach in India, the sources said.
The panel has also suggested installation of CCTV cameras at every few kilometres at road development projects sites, even if they are at construction stage, for close monitoring of progress.
IMD has predicted a 'normal' monsoon for this year or 99 per cent of the Long Period Average of 87 cm and Skymet has earlier said that the 2022 southwest monsoon could be 'normal'.
Sharma is due to retire as a Rajya Sabha member on April 2 and Monday's meeting of the committee was the last one held under his chairmanship.
The committee said it was informed that at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020, India was dependent on high-end imported ventilators and to meet the needs.
The Parliamentary panel noted that a demand of Rs 2,15,995 crore was projected under the capital head for 2022-23, but the allocation made was Rs 1,52,369.61 crore.