A standing committee is a sub-committee created by the GBC body for a particular service for a particular amount of time. A standing committee can function as part of the GBC meetings as well as outside of GBC meetings during the year. Standing committees have specific powers and responsibilities assigned by the GBC. These include the power to make decisions and recommendations on matters referred to it in a prescribed manner or directly by the GBC, and to act on behalf of the GBC in some areas. Standing committees are expected to submit a written report to the GBC before the annual GBC meeting at Mayapur and to fulfill the duties as prescribed for a standing committee under the GBC rules of order.