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  • CMs cross swords over dismantling of Planning Commission 5 days ago

    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...
  • Modi's decision to scrap Planning Commission evokes mixed responses August 16, 2014

    The Prime Minister's declaration to scrap the socialiststyle Planning Commission, evoked mixed responses from politicians across party lines. While some politicians like Rashid Alvi and Sitaram Yechury questioned the move and demanded to know more about the institution that will replace it, others like Abhishek Manu Singhvi agreed that the...
  • Government decision to abolish Planning Commission 'dangerous': AAP August 15, 2014

    Chandigarh AAP on Friday slammed the government for its decision to abolish the Planning Commission and replace it with a new institution, saying the move was "dangerous" for the country as it will end a platform meant to review policies and programmes. "Despite several shortcomings, the Planning Commission is a platform...
  • Planning Commission to be replaced with new institution: PM Narendra Modi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has decided to abolish the Planning Commission, a 64year old apex policy making body, and replace it with a new institution to address the emerging economic needs and strengthen federal structure. "We will very soon set up a new institution in place of Planning Commission," Prime Minister...
  • Planning Commission to be revamped soon, may act as a thinktank: Sources July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce a new look of the Planning Commission soon. Sources in the government say that the Commission is likely to hold an advisory role in the government. It is likely to have a thinktank type of a role for providing inputs for...
  • Need to streamline role of Planning Commission: Rao Inderjit Singh July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh on Tuesday underlined the need for streamlining the role of the Planning Commission, the country's apex policy making body which is yet to be reconstituted by the new government. "As far as the role of the Planning Commission is concerned, it needs to...
  • Planning Commission should not be scrapped: Azad June 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Congress on Tuesday said the Planning Commission of India should not be scrapped as the plan body has its own advantages. "I don't think anybody can think of scrapping the planning commission. It has its own advantages," Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters. He was replying...
  • Modi may recast the role of Planning Commission, FM to deal with states now June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After scrapping the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGOMs) and Group of Minsters (GOMs), the Narendra Modi government may now be targeting the Planning Commission for an overhaul. According to sources, the Union government is likely to revamp the role of the Planning Commission. As per the new plan, the...