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The NITI Aayog is a policy think tank of the Government of India, established with the aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and to enhance cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach.

Formed: 1 January 2015
Objectives: Foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process by the State Governments of India.
Headquarters: New Delhi
CEO: Amitabh Kant (Jan 2015–)

Niti Aayog Chairman – Prime Minister
Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman – Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Economist

The decades-old Five-Year Plans will make way for a three-year action plan, which will be part of a seven-year strategy paper and a 15-year vision document. The Niti Aayog, which has replaced the Planning Commission, is launching a three-year action plan from April 1, 2017

COMPARISON BETWEEN NITI AaYOG AND PLANNING COMMISSION

Planning Commission had deputy chairperson, a member secretary, and full-time members. Secretaries or member secretaries appointed by the usual process.
Planning commission goes for top-down planning for government with public sector resources.

NITI Aayog – New posts of CEO of secretary rank, and Vice-Chairperson. Will also have five full-time members and two part-time members. Four cabinet ministers will serve as ex-officio members. CEO is appointed directly by Prime Minister.

It follows bottom-up approach

STRUCTURE OF NITI AAYOG AND PLANNING COMMISSION

OBJECTIVES OF NITI AAYOG

  • To foster cooperative federalism through structured support initiatives and mechanisms with the States on a continuous basis, recognizing that strong States make a strong nation.
  • To develop mechanisms to formulate credible plans at the village level and aggregate these progressively at higher levels of government.
  • To ensure, on areas that are specifically referred to it, that the interests of national security are incorporated in economic strategy and policy.
  • To pay special attention to the sections of our society that may be at risk of not benefiting adequately from economic progress.
  • To provide advice and encourage partnerships between key stakeholders and national and international like-minded Think Tanks, as well as educational and policy research institutions.

FUNCTIONS OF NITI AAYOG

Way Forward

  • NITI Aayog could emerge as an agent of change over time and contribute to the government’s agenda of improving governance and implementing innovative measures for better delivery of public services.
  • To offer a platform for resolution of inter-sectoral and inter-departmental issues in order to accelerate the implementation of the development agenda.
  • To maintain a state-of-the-art Resource Centre, be a repository of research on good governance and best practices in sustainable and equitable development as well as help their dissemination to stake-holders.
  • To provide advice and encourage partnerships between key stakeholders and national and international like-minded Think Tanks, as well as educational and policy research institutions.
  • NITI Aayog continues to be representative of efficient, transparent, innovative and accountable governance system in country with distinguished work ethics.

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