Friday, March 20, 2015

JPC PAC Difference

JPC stands for Joint Parliamentary Commission which is appointed by the government in accordance with the opposition to investigate any case of national importance. It is put to use only when the case involves very high profile government officials who are out of the reach of the investigating agencies. It consists of the members of parliament from the ruling side as well as the opposition.

PAC stands for Public Accounts Committee which is an independent body whose head is usually a member of the opposition. The primary function of this body is to assess the financial irregularities in the functioning of the government organisations. The powers of this committee are up to such an extent that it can question even the prime minister,if the need arises