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The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) has recommended convening of winter session of Parliament from December 11, 2018 to January 8, 2019. The CCPA was headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and met in New Delhi and deliberated on the dates of the session. The winter session of Parliament usually starts every year after Monsoon Session in November. However, from past two years in a row, it is beginning in December. The session has been delayed this year due to assembly elections in five states.
Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA)
CCPA is one of the six cabinet committees in function (as of 2016). It looks after progress after of government business in the Parliament. It is chaired by Union Home Minister. Others five cabinet committees are Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Economic (CCEA), Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) and Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC). These five cabinet committees are chaired by Prime Minister.
India and China have signed agreement on internal security cooperation. It is first such agreement to be signed between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and China’s State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi in New Delhi.
The agreement on internal security cooperation aims to strengthen and consolidate assistance in counter-terrorism, organised crimes, drug control, human trafficking and exchange of information, marking a new beginning between the two countries. It covers areas of intelligence sharing, exchange programme, sharing of best practices, cooperation in disaster mitigation besides others.
First high-level meeting
The agreement followed first high-level meeting on bilateral security cooperation co-chaired by Rajnath Singh and Zhao. During this meeting, two sides discussed counter-terrorism cooperation and welcomed increased cooperation between the two countries in the area of security during the meeting.
Zhao was heading delegation of over 30 Chinese diplomats during his visit to India from October 21 to 25, 2018. As China’s State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, responsible for day-to-day law enforcement in China and commands about 19 lakh personnel. While, India’s Rajnath Singh is the head of eight central armed police forces with a combined strength of about 10 lakh personnel.