Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has been nominated as the new chairman of the Public's Account Committee (PAC) of Parliament.
Kharge, who filed the nomination papers on 14 March, 2017, will succeed his party colleague K.V. Thomas who is completing three terms in the post.
The senior Congress leader will take charge from 1 May, 2017.
The Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) leadership on 14 March, 2017 wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, nominating Kharge's name for the post.
By the virtue of being the PAC chairman, Kharge will now be entitled for a Cabinet rank and an office at the Parliament House.