Mamata Banerjee slams Centre for abolishing Plan panel, threatens stir

A day after skipping the first meeting of NITI Aayog, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Centre for abolishing the Planning Commission and said "everything is hazy like a fog" on development plans and how funds would be disbursed to states.

Uttarakhand plan panel to have six sub groups

 Six sub-groups will be formed under the Policy Planning Group headed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat to make the panel function more effectively and give final touches to policies being framed by the state government.

Planning Commission: Down memory lane

The 65-year-old Planning Commission was on Thursday replaced by a new body, NITI Aayog or the National Institution for Transforming India, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said would “serve as a policy think-tank for the central as well as state governments”.

Most CMs favour restructuring of Planning Commission

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.

FIRs should be filed against plan panel: Minister

Odisha Food Minister P K Deb Thursday said in the assembly that FIRs against the plan panel be lodged.

Railways gets flak for not consulting Fin Ministry, plan panel

A parliamentary panel has taken a critical view of its functioning for not consulting Finance Ministry and Planning Commission before finalising big projects.

Plan panel approves Delhi`s Rs 15,862 crore outlay

The Planning Commission on Thursday approved Delhi`s Rs 15,862 crore annual Plan for 2012-13.

Rs 35L for Plann Commn toilets: Oppn attacks govt

BJP wanted to know what happened to all the announcements made by the government to its ministers to engage in cost-cutting and austerity.

Plan panel approves Tripura`s Rs 2,250 Cr outlay

The Planning Commission approved Tripura`s Plan outlay of Rs 2250 crore for 2012-13, which is 15.38 percent higher than the allocation for this fiscal.

Plan Panel approves Rs 33.5K cr for Rajasthan

The Planning Commission on Wednesday approved Rajasthan`s Rs 33,500 crore Plan outlay for 2012-13,
which is over 21 per cent higher than the current fiscal.

Plan panel supports functional autonomy to UIDAI

The Plan panel has supported full
functional autonomy for the UIDAI, mandated to issue the national identity

Corruption weakens citizens confidence: Plan panel

The 12th Plan blueprint said corruption in administration is weakening the confidence of citizens and is imposing enormous costs.

Plan panel asks CAG to audit scheme for Naxal-hit areas

The Planning Commission has asked
government auditor CAG to conduct a special audit of the Rs 3,300 crore plan for infrastructure development in the
Naxal-affected districts.

C`garh govt protests Binayak`s nomination to Plan panel

The nomination of rights activist Binayak Sen as a member of the Planning Commission`s Steering Committee on Health has not gone down well with the Chhattisgarh government.

Binayak Sen vows to do his best in Plan Panel

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

Binayak Sen on board of Plan panel

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.

Plan Panel favours relaxing green norms in hilly states

Plan Panel to approach Environment Ministry seeking relaxation of norms for projects in hilly states.

Plan panel initiative to improve governance, fight corruption

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.

Plan panel to examine states` complaints on Finance Commission

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.

Foreign university bill not a threat to Indian players: Plan panel

Private education providers in
the country should not feel threatened by the Foreign
University Bill, Advisor (Education), Planning Commission,
Madan Mohan said on Wednesday.