PLANNING COMMISSION

  • Waive landline broadband fee to lower cost: Trai to Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai on Friday asked the government to exempt fixed line broadband service from licence fee for at least 5 years and suggested a series of measures to expedite the roll out of high speed network. It has also suggested a revamp of the government bodies involved in...
  • NITI Aayog meet: States demand more funds without bias under central schemes February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Several states on Sunday demanded more funds and flexibility under centrally sponsored schemes, while non-BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh asked for greater transparency and non-discretion in allocations. Congress-ruled Kerala suggested that the new body should decide on state quotas in the same manner the erstwhile Planning Commission...
  • Arvind Panagariya: 62-year-old Indian-American economist, first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog January 5, 2015

    Economist Arvind Panagariya on Monday has been appointed as first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees. 62-year-old Panagariya is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He will be the first Vice Chairman of the body. The previous avatar, the Planning...
  • Arvind Panagariya appointed as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Economist Arvind Panagariya on Monday has been appointed as first Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees. Arvind Panagariya is a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US. Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief VK Saraswat were appointed as...
  • Planning Commission webiste archived, NITI Aayog to launch its own soon January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After replacing it with NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), the government has archived the website of the erstwhile Planning Commission while the new body will launch its own website in a few days. NITI Aayog made this announcement on Twitter, a preferred...
  • Move to replace Planning Commission with NITI Aayog dangerous: Congress January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday opposed the creation of NITI Aayog claiming that the move to replace the Planning Commission was a "dangerous" one and an attack on the federal structure, and was aimed at centralising powers in the Prime Minister's Office. "It is a matter of concern as what has...
  • Niti Aayog likely to start functioning next week January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Within hours of the government announcing a new body to replace Planning Commission, the Yojana Bhawan staff began hectic preparations to welcome new Vice-Chairman of Niti Aayog and other members who are likely to be appointed shortly. The landmark sign board in front of Yojana Bhawan has been repainted...
  • CMs cross swords over dismantling of Planning Commission December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttarkhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday criticised the move to dismantle Planning Commission saying it has created uncertainty in the country, a view countered by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis who claimed the new framework will give more rights to states. Rawat said that institutions like Planning Commission are...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs December 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • Restructuring of Planning Commission aimed at benefitting vested interests, says Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the government's plans of a "political burial" of the Planning Commission were being carried out in a "devious" manner characterised by "subterfuge and doublespeak". The party said the steps to dismantle the plan panel...
  • Not all CMs are happy with Centre over dissolving Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence day pledge to dismantle Planning Commission by holding the first consultation meeting with chief ministers on Sunday. The PM said there is a need to create a new institution in the spirit of "cooperative federalism", a body that will...
  • Assam CM Gogoi opposes move to scrap Plan panel December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a Congress veteran, on Sunday opposed the move to scrap the Planning Commission, saying replacing it without carefully devising a new structure was likely to do more harm than good. "Perhaps, what is required is to reorient and reform...
  • Most CMs favour restructuring of Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the future of the Planning Commission on Sunday saw most Chief Ministers favouring restructuring of the Soviet-era body but there was no consensus on disbanding the existing set-up. Modi, who has announced in...
  • Centre financially burdening states, says Akhilesh Yadav December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday hit out at the Centre for financially "burdening" states by executing schemes which come under the State List, saying such programmes were putting the resources of the state governments under undue pressure. He also said the practice of 'one size...
  • Plan panel needed reorientation, not political burial: Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday said dismantling Planning Commission will be "unwarranted, shortsighted and dangerous" as it will have long term adverse effect on Centre-state relations and asserted that the plan panel needed "reorientation" and not "political burial". "The move is shortsighted and dangerous. It will also have long term...
  • Modi to overhaul Planning Commission, wants 'Team India' with Centre, states and bureaucracy December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The replacement of Planning Commission must incorporate the concept of "Team India", which according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a combination of three teams - the PM and Chief Ministers; the Union Council of Ministers; and the bureaucracy in the Centre and states. Seeking to strengthen cooperative...
  • New body must meet changing economic needs: Planning Commission to PM Modi December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission on Sunday suggested to a group chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that its replacement body should be structured to meet the need of changing economic paradigm and comprise sectoral experts and states' representative. In her presentation before the group comprising Modi and chief ministers, Planning...
  • Skipping PM Modi's meet on Planning Commission against nation's interest, says Devendra Fadnavis December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday hit out at chief ministers for skipping the Planning Commission meet by saying that it was against the interest of the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with Chief Ministers on the structure and role of the new...
  • PM Modi to meet CMs on Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar to skip it December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold consultations with Chief Ministers on Sunday on the structure and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been at loggereheads with the Bharatiya Janata Party over Burdwan blasts and Saradha...
  • Omar to skip Modi's meeting on Planning Commission December 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will not attend chief ministers meet called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the revamping of Planning Commission. Abdullah has cited ongoing Assembly polls as the reason to skip the meet which will take place on Sunday in New Delhi. Apart from Omar,...
  • Congress MP opposes move to 'dismantle' Planning Commission December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A Congress member on Monday asked the government to desist from any move to "dismantle" the Planning Commission and sought steps to strengthen it. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Planning Commission is an important independent institution which has been...
  • Modi government likely to replace Planning Commission in December November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Work has moved into top gear for finalising the name and structure for the new institution that will replace the 64-year old Planning Commission and the same may be unveiled this December. "The Prime Minister has convened a meeting of the Chief Ministers on December 7 to seek their...
  • Planning Commission to function till replaced: Centre November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission will continue to perform its mandate till a new body replaces it, Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said on Thursday. "The Planning Commission still continues to function under the chairmanship of the prime minister (Narendra Modi) even though the deputy chairman and other members are not...
  • Replacement of Planning Commission still under consideration September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposal to replace Planning Commission with a new body, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is "still under consideration" of the Central government. In reply to an RTI query, the Planning Commission said the final decision, as and when it is taken, on its replacement will be...
  • Planning Commission to be turned into a monitoring & accountability panel: sources September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The decadesold Planning Commission will be turned into a monitoring and accountability panel, government sources told CNNIBN. This new commission will headed by the Prime Minister himself. The panel's main role will be to supervise and monitor central and state schemes. It will be accountable to Parliament and...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: Ambitious projects declared, success yet to be assessed August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: At the end of 100 days in power, an examination of some of the outofthebox ideas proposed by the Narendra Modi government is necessary to assess their sustainability. In his maiden Independence Day address to the nation, the Prime Minister declared one of his most ambitious projects...
  • PM Modi likely to chair meet to discuss outlines of the new body set to replace Planning Commission August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission and other members of the body will on Tuesday meet officers of the Prime Minister's Office to discuss the outlines of the new body that is set to replace the commission. This meeting comes a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited...
  • Eightmember think tank to replace Planning Commission: sources August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to scrap the Planning Commission, sources in the central government tell CNNIBN that the panel will be replaced by an eightmember think tank. This eightmember body will comprise of top economists, social activist and scientist. Out of the eight members, four will...
  • Economists with their suggestions for participative governance August 20, 2014

    Now that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked what shape and form the planning commission should take, economists and former member of the planning commission give suggestions on what steps should be taken for participative governance. ...
  • PM Modi invites ideas from the general public to shape the institution replacing the Planning Commission August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas from the general public to shape the new institution that will replace the Planning Commission. The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Open Forum to collect ideas from the people. "Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the...