Replacement of Planning Commission still under consideration

The proposal to replace Planning Commission with a new body, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is "still under consideration" of the central government.

No plan to scrap State Planning Board: Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday refuted reports that the government has plans to windup the state Planning Board.

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.

Oommen Chandy asks PM Modi to consult states on plan panel

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take into confidence the states before taking a decision on the future of Planning Commission.

PM Narendra Modi seeks ideas to replace Soviet-style planning

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sought suggestions from the public to help re-fashion the Soviet-inspired central Planning Commission that supporters say is in line with a new, open style of governance.

Govt decision to replace Plan Comm kneejerk, half-baked: Cong

Congress on Tuesday opposed the government`s decision to replace the Planning Commission with a new body terming it a "kneejerk and half-baked decision" and favoured a "restructuring instead of dismantling" of the plan panel.

CPI(M) slams govt decision to scrap Planning Commission

CPI(M) Tuesday attacked the BJP-led government for announcing the winding up of the Planning Commission without any discussion in Parliament and said this "arbitrary move" would only facilitate private capital profit maximisation at the cost of welfare programmes.

PM invites ideas from people on new plan body

Taking a step further towards scrapping the Planning Commission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday invited ideas from the people on the new institution to replace the plan body.

Trinamool opposes move to abolish Planning Commission

Trinamool Congress on Sunday opposed the Centre`s move to abolish Planning Commission, saying the party did not believe that such an institution could be abolished "like this".

Modi`s maiden I-Day speech comes under fire from Left parties

Left parties were on Friday critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s maiden Independence Day speech with CPI(M) questioning the announcement that the government will abolish the Planning Commission while CPI charged that he failed to talk about empowering people.

Govt to give more powers to Panchayati Raj institutions

The government said it is trying to give more powers to Panchayati Raj institutions even as it admitted that there is widespread corruption in the grassroot system.

Planning Commission considering Maha govt`s request on Kumbha

The Planning Commission is considering a request for assistance from the Maharashtra Government with regard to the Kumbh Mela being organised in Nashik district next year, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Central departments spent Rs 35K cr under SC/ST Sub-Plan in 2013-14

The government`s 25 ministries and department spent Rs 35,800.60 crore last fiscal under Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Sub-Plan, which is meant for welfare of these communities, Parliament was informed.

Need to streamline role of Planning Commission: Minister

Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh on Tuesday underlined the need for streamlining the role of the Planning Commission, the country`s apex policy making body which is yet to be reconstituted by the new government.

Chidambaram favours downsizing Planning Commission

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today favoured downsizing of the Planning Commission amid reports that Narendra Modi government is likely to dismantle or at least drastically reduce the over-arching role of the plan body.

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.

Special status for Andhra Pradesh under consideration: Planning Commission

The Planning Commission on Friday said the proposal to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) is under consideration but no decision has been taken as yet.

Special status for Andhra Pradesh under consideration: Planning Commission

The Planning Commission today said the proposal to accord the special category status to Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) is under consideration and no decision has been taken as yet.

Mizoram to move second vote on account

The Mizoram government will move another vote on account instead of presenting the regular budget for fiscal 2014-15 as the Planning Commission is yet to finalise the state`s plan, an official said here on Thursday.

Sonia Gandhi called shots on appointments, policies: Arun Maira in his book

After books by a former media adviser to the PM and a top bureaucrat, a member of the outgoing Planning Commission has added grist to the mill saying it was Sonia Gandhi who called the shots on all appointments and policies of UPA governments.