The Union cabinet led by the Prime Minister today approved the one man commission inquiry on Walmart lobbying in India. The inquiry Commission would be set up under the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1951 and would submit its report within three months of its constitution. As per this act it would be obligatory for the Govt. to table the inquiry report and action taken report in the Parliament.
The terms of reference of the Committee are as follows:-
(i) To inquire into recent media reports on disclosures of Wal-Mart before the US Senate regarding their lobbying activities and details.
(ii) Whether Wal-mart undertook any activities in India in contravention of any Indian law.
(iii) Any other matter relevant or incidental to the above.