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Indian economy has potential to grow at 8%: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Indian economy has potential to grow at 8%: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Indian economy, which expanded at 7.7 percent between 2003 and 2014 has the potential to clock 8 percent growth in the near future, Planning Commission's former deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Thursday.

Manmohan, Montek were reluctant reformers: Arun Maria

Manmohan, Montek were reluctant reformers: Arun Maria

Former Planning Commission member Arun Maira has revealed that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had inducted him as a change management expert but never backed any changes.

Remodelling of Planning Commission: Narendra Modi to chair meet today

Just days after announcing "a new institution with a new spirit" soon in the place of the old centralised model of Planning Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will meet the experts to discuss alternative to the panel.

New institution to replace Planning Commission likely to have 8 members

Members of the new Institution will be from renowned economic, government, industry, academics and social background.

Planning Commission veterans to deliberate on its replacement on Aug 26

The Planning Commission has called a meeting of its former Deputy Chief and members on Tuesday to deliberate on the structure of the new body which will replace the 64-year-old institution.

Govt may appoint Planning Commission Deputy Chairman soon

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to reconstitute the Planning Commission and may appoint its Deputy Chairman shortly.

All Planning Commission members submit their resignations

All members of the Planning Commission have submitted their resignations to the Prime Minister`s Office paying the way for reconstitution of the institution.

PlanComm, PMEAC members to put in papers saturday

Members of the Planning Commission and Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) are expected to submit their resignation on Saturday.

New govt must focus on GST, fiscal deficit for growth: Montek

Ahluwalia said achieving 8 percent may be difficult, 7-7.5 percent is not.

Hopefully next govt will implement GST: Montek

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Sunday exuded confidence that whoever forms the next government would be in a position to implement key reforms, including the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Bhave, Abraham officers of terrific integrity, says Montek

Coming in defence of former SEBI chief C B Bhave and its former member K M Abraham, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said that they are officers of "terrific integrity" and CBI has not charged them with anything.

Montek, Li discuss steps to boost India-China economic ties

Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday called on Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and discussed steps to enhance India-China economic cooperation.

Growing trade imbalance cause of concern: Montek to China

India Tuesday raised its concerns to China over "unsustainable" trade deficit of USD 35 billion per year as their top planners worked out strategies to join hands in upgrading Indian railway tracks to operate high-speed trains.

Infra investment to push growth to 8% in 3 years: Montek

Attributing declining growth to global and domestic factors, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Tuesday said efforts to revive infrastructure investment would help in reverting to 8 percent growth in next three years.

India-China SED dialogue to focus on high speed rail tracks

Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia will arrive in Beijing Monday for the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) to be held here on Mar 18.

Montek calls for lifting of restrictions on renewable energy

Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday stressed on lifting of the restrictions on renewable energy.

Model code to delay spectrum trading by 3-4 months: Montek

Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday said operationalisation of the model code of conduct would delay spectrum sharing and trading by three to four months though the government had in principle approved the concept.

'New govt will need to revive investments to boost growth'

The economy grew at a decade low rate of 4.5 percent in the first fiscal of 12th Plan (2012-13).

Odisha doesn't have special disadvantage to get special status: Montek

Odisha does not have any "special disadvantage" to get special category status and it should focus on "other windows" to get more assistances from the Centre, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.

New govt will inherit a better economy: Montek

The new government will inherit a better economy with comfortable inflation and stable external sector which would revive growth and investments, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday.