New Delhi: The Congress said Saturday it did not have information about the government again forming a National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by party president Sonia Gandhi to oversee its welfare programmes.
“We have no information about it,” party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed told IANS.
Answering queries about formation of the NAC, which folded up in 2008 after Sonia Gandhi quit as its chief, Ahmed said these questions should be addressed to the government.
Sonia Gandhi quit the NAC in 2006 after the opposition alleged she had violated the office of profit principle under which only one office of profit can be held at a time.
The NAC was created during the first tenure of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. It tracked employment guarantee schemes and Right to Information Act besides other social sector legislations.
The UPA government has ambitious welfare schemes on its radar in its second term, including the Food Security Act and expanding the scope of the employment guarantee scheme. It also intends to get a bill against communal violence passed in parliament.