Abolishing Planning Commission has been harmful for India: Manmohan Singh
Abolishing Planning Commission has been harmful for India: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that the country's economic policy has "no sense of direction" after the Modi government decided to scrap the Planning Commission.


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.

NITI Aayog to bring out integrated energy policy: Panagariya

NITI Aayog will bring out a new integrated energy policy -- as was introduced by its predecessor the erstwhile Planning Commission -- which called for decontrolling of energy prices.

Interactive energy planning tool developed by NITI Aayog

The NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, which has replaced the Planning Commission, on Tuesday said it has developed an interactive energy planning tool, which aims to explore a range of potential future energy scenarios for India up to 2047.

NITI Aayog offers 30% hike over PlanComm pay to attract talent

NITI Aayog has replaced the decades-old Planning Commission and is being seen as one of the most ambitious projects of the Modi government to overhaul governance and policymaking practices in the country.

Manmohan faults Modi govt for abolishing plan panel

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday faulted the Narendra Modi dispensation for "abolishing hastily" the Planning Commission that helped weaker states and poorer regions.

Planning Commission was better than NITI Aayog: Himachal CM

 Batting for the disbanded Planning Commission, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday it was far better than the newly-constituted NITI Aayog as far as the welfare of states was concerned.

Govt launches NITI Aayog website with blogs section

The Aayog has been mandated to serve as a policy think-tank for the central as well as state governments and has Prime Minister as its Chairperson.

NITI Aayog website likely to be up on Monday

The government is likely to launch the website of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) on Monday.

States need not worry over end of backward region fund

With the centrally-sponsored Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) coming to an end with the Planning Commission, Centre on Thursday assured the states not to worry as they would stand to benefit even more with devolution of taxes.

NITI Aayog begins mid-term appraisal of 12th Five Year Plan

The NITI Aayog has initiated the mid-term appraisal process of the 12th Five Year Plan, an exercise which has long been followed prior to establishment of the new body that replaced the Planning Commission.

Ex-Planning Commission member Jayant Patil passes away

 Well-known agriculture expert and former member of Planning Commission Jayant Patil died today due to old age related ailments, family members said.

Cong members attack govt in RS for abolishing Planning Commission

Government on Thursday came under attack in Rajya Sabha for scrapping Planning Commission, with Congress members saying the step appears to have been taken with a desire to abolish the legacy of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Ficci ropes in Arvind Virmani as Economic Mentor

Noted economist, Arvind Virmani, who served as the country's Chief Economic Advisor and Principal Advisor in the Planning Commission, will now mentor Ficci's public policy & economic work.

Planning Commission was dismantled without proper consultation: TMC MP

TMC MP Sugata Bose on Sunday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipped the first meeting of NITI Aayog as there "might be a feeling" that Planning Commission, started by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, was dismantled without "proper consultation".

Dissolution of Planning Commission may delay funds: Uttarakhand CM

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday said the sudden dissolution of the Planning Commission may be responsible for the delay in Central funds reaching the states, alleging that the central assistance sought for police modernisation in the state is still awaited.

Modi to hold first meeting of Niti Aayog on February 6

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spell out the functional roadmap of the newly created Niti Aayog at its first meeting being scheduled on February 6.

The Social sector offers numerous career opportunities

For development to be sustainable, the social sector must contribute and work in tandem with the government. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee looks at different opportunities in this blooming sector

Arvind Panagariya takes charge as Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

The first Vice-Chairman of the newly-created NITI Aayog, noted economist Arvind Panagariya, took charge Tuesday.

Niti Aayog being decked up to welcome top functionaries

Hectic preparations are on at the newly-formed Niti Aayog to welcome the first vice chairman Arvind Panagariya and other members whose appointments were approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.