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”.

Planning Commission is dead, long live the new Plan!

It has commissioned 12 five-year plans and six annual plans involving fund outlays of over Rs 200 lakh crore in its 65-year-history, but the fabled Planning Commission is itself set to be history as the government gears up to replace it with a new-age institution in the new year.

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.

Planning Commission must be relooked to expand economic activity: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the role of the Planning Commission must be relooked in order to expand economic activity, adding that the new body, which will replace the existing commission, will aim towards cooperative federalism.

Planning Commission: Consensus on changes; Congress opposes dismantling

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while briefing the media on the deliberations of the meeting, said no time-line has been fixed, saying the Centre will take a "considered view after consultations are over".

States must have greater role in new Plan body: PM Narendra Modi

Seeking to strengthen cooperative federalism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that states must have a greater role in the new body which will replace the existing Planning Commission.

Plans afoot to reshape Plan panel: PM

Plans are afoot for reshaping of the Planning Commission to make it in sync with the changing times, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said ahead of his meeting with all Chief Ministers on Sunday on the issue.

Modi convenes CMs meet on new plan panel

Modi in his first Independence Day speech had announced that the 64-year old Planning Commission would be abolished and replaced with a more relevant institution.

New institution in place of plan panel be combination of 3 important divisions: Report

Earlier reports in the media were doing the rounds that the new government body in place of the plan panel will likely to be formed by the year end.

Government likely to replace Plan panel with new body by year-end

The PM had promised on August 15 to announce "a new institution with a new spirit" soon.

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.

Plan panel expects 'reasonable' hike in GBS in 2013-14

The Planning Commission on Thursday said it is expecting a "reasonable" increase in Plan expenditure in 2013-14, but it should be done without compromising on the need for containing fiscal deficit.

Diesel under-recovery to end by mid-2015: Plan panel

Planning Commission on Thursday said that the under-recoveries on account of sale of diesel will end by mid-2015 following progressive increase in the price of the fuel.

Growth could get stuck at 5-5.5% if policy logjam continues: Plan panel

The Planning Commission on Thursday projected 8 percent economic growth for the 12th Plan, but cautioned that "policy logjam" could slow the expansion to even as low as 5-5.5 percent during the five year period.

Reversing economic slowdown is our top priority: PM

In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister said that the current economic situation is difficult and the government's first priority is to reverse this economic slowdown.

Plan panel for lowering growth target in 12th Plan to 8%

This is the second time that the Planning Commission will be scaling down the growth projection for the 12th Plan (2012-17).

Plan panel for early resolution of investor concerns

A decision on the recommendations to allay investor concerns over tax front should be taken at the earliest to boost investments, said the draft 12th Five Year Plan document.

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.