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.

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.

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.

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

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.

PPA terms NITI as 'revolutionary step'

The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) has welcomed the constitution of NITI to replace the Planning Commission, terming it as a revolutionary step initiated by the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.

Niti Aayog will do justice to smaller states: Goa minister

 The newly formed Niti Aayog, which has replaced the Planning Commission of the Nehruvian-era, may come as a blessing in disguise for smaller states, according to Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza.

Niti Ayog a think tank based on RSS ideology: Gogoi

Niti Ayog is going to be a think tank based on the ideology of RSS, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi alleged on Tuesday.

Honoured to be appointed to NITI Aayog: Panagariya

New York: Noted Indian-American free-market economist Arvind Panagariya has said that he is honoured to be appointed as the first Vice Chairman of the newly created NITI Aayog, which replaces the 65-year-old Planning Commission.

Sports facilities would be available in every block: Sarbananda Sonowal
Sports facilities would be available in every block: Sarbananda Sonowal

The Union Sports Ministry is implementing a number of important schemes for promotion of sports in the country by developing rural and urban sports infrastructure, competition events and financial assistance for youth development activities.

MP CM welcomes decision to constitute NITI Aayog

 Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday welcomed the decision to constitute a NITI Aayog in place of the Planning Commission, saying it would go a long way in meeting India's developmental challenges.

NITI Aayog likely to start functioning next week

 Within hours of the government announcing a new body to replace Planning Commission, the Yojana Bhawan staff began hectic preparations to welcome new Vice-Chairman of Niti Aayog and other members who are likely to be appointed shortly.

Setting up of NITI Aayog regressive step: CPI(M)

 Terming as "regressive" the setting up of NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission, CPI(M) on Friday said the measure would put states at the mercy of the Centre as it would open "new doors for political bargaining and deal-making".

Planning Commission's end will spur privatization: CPI-M

The government decision to replace the Planning Commission with NITI Aayog is a regressive step that will only push India towards a market-driven economy, the CPI-M said Friday.

NDA ally PMK opposes NITI Ayog, attacks PM

In a sharp attack on the Centre for replacing Planning Commission with 'NITI Ayog,' NDA partner PMK Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeking to achieve his 'twin objectives' of ensuring greater private role in government affairs besides wresting all authority.

Opposition questions Planning Commission's renaming

The Opposition Thursday questioned the government's rechristening of the Planning Commission as "NITI Aayog".

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”.

NITI Aayog bids farewell to 'one size fits all' approach towards development: PM Modi
NITI Aayog bids farewell to 'one size fits all' approach towards development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that NITI Aayog or the National Institution for Transforming India, NDA government's institution which will serve as a policy think-tank for the central as well as state governments celebrated “India's diversity and plurality.”