Elated over his appointment as
member of a key committee of the Planning Commission, civil
rights activist Binayak Sen on Thursday vowed to do his best to
provide "equity" for deprived communities in health-related
Plan panel on Wednesday said it has
appointed civil rights activist Binayak Sen, convicted for
sedition, on board of one of its steering committee to give
input for 12th Plan (2012-17) on health related issues.
At a time when the government is
facing plethora of scandals relating to 2G spectrum sale and the Commonwealth Games, the Planning Commission solicited views from the public to improve governance and combat corruption.
The Planning Commission has constituted a high level committee to look into complaints that the 13th Finance Commission (2010-2015) has deprived many states like Tripura of its resources, a state minister said.
There is a need for a skilled
work-force and reforms in education, Planning Commission
Member, Narendra Jadhav said, while emphasising the importance
of the demographic dividend for India`s economic growth.
The Planning Commission today said
it is contemplating an increase in the number of districts
which will receive aid to fight the Naxal menace under the
Integrated Action Plan (IAP) being formulated by it.
Ahead of the PM`s meeting with
CMs of the Naxal-hit states tomorrow here, the Plan panel
today finalised the broad structure of an integrated action
plan for infrastructure development in 34 Naxal-hit districts.