Planning Commission is dead, long live the new Plan!

New Delhi: 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.

States fearful about losing Planning Commission: Uttarakhand CM

 There is a strong sense of apprehension and uncertainty among states like Uttarakhand following the union government`s proposal to wind up the Planning Commission, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat said Saturday.

Non-BJP chief ministers have varied views on dismantling plan panel

Congress chief ministers Sunday opposed the government's move to replace Planning Commission with a new body while some other non-Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministers left the issue to the government.

Fadnavis for bigger role of states in new Plan body

 Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday proposed to have a National Economic Development and Improvement Council and councils at the regional level, with larger participation of the states, which could replace the Planning Commission.

Timing, relevance of restructuring not appropriate: Bihar CM

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today cautioned against "haste" in restructuring Planning Commission and voiced anguish over the manner in which the meeting was called as if states have "merely to put their stamp" on the Centre's agenda.

Gogoi opposes move to scrap Planning Commission

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, a Congress veteran, on Sunday opposed the move to scrap the Planning Commission, saying replacing it without carefully devising a new structure was likely to do more harm than good.

Virbhadra Singh lauds role of Plan panel in hill states' development

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday lauded the role of Planning Commission in development of hill states and flagged concerns over the proposed move to distribute the planning functions among the Ministry of Finance and respective Ministries saying it would result in loss of perspective and long term view.

Plan panel needed reorientation, not political burial: Congress

 Congress on Sunday said dismantling Planning Commission will be "unwarranted, shortsighted and dangerous" as it will have long term adverse effect on Centre-state relations and asserted that the plan panel needed "reorientation" and not "political burial".

Structure of Planning Commission needs to be reviewed: Arun Jaitley

Whether to evolve the present Planning Commission or to establish a new body discussed; most CMs in favour of a new body, said Arun Jaitley at a press conference.

Be fair while aiding states: Tamil Nadu CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Sunday urged the central government to ensure "greater fairness" while assisting states vis-a-vis centrally sponsored schemes.

Chhattisgarh for change in working of plan panel

Supporting changes in the mandate and functions of the plan panel to suit the needs of states, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday said a constitutionally-formed body can replace the panel which should analyse and distribute funds to the states.

Plan panel a national spirit, must continue: Arunachal CM

Congress-ruled Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday opposed the move to do away with the Planning Commission, saying it is a "national spirit" that must be continued.

Fadnavis defends move to skip tea party, says PM meet important

Facing Opposition ire for deciding to skip the customary tea party on eve of Legislature session, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said the meeting called by Prime Minister on Planning Commission was an important event that would benefit his state.

PM Modi meets CMs on new Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar skip
PM Modi meets CMs on new Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar skip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting the chief ministers of all states on Sunday to hear their views on the restructuring of the Planning Commission. 

Opposition to target Centre over haste in disbanding Planning Commission

Chief Ministers from Opposition parties are likely to target the Centre over the "haste" in which it has decided to disband the Planning Commission.

Modi to meet CMs on Sunday; discuss structure of new Plan panel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Chief Ministers on Sunday to discuss the structure, scope and role of the new body that will replace Planning Commission in the changed economic scenario under the new government.

Plans afoot to reshape Planning Commission: PM Narendra Modi

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

Cong MP opposes move to 'dismantle' Planning Commission

A Congress member on Monday asked the government to desist from any move to "dismantle" the Planning Commission and sought steps to strengthen it.

Nitty gritty of institution to replace Planning Commission in works: Govt

The fineprint for setting up a body that will replace Soviet-era Planning Commission is being worked out and it will take a while till when the current set-up will continue its work, the Government told Rajya Sabha on Thursday

Planning Commission to function till replaced: Centre

The Planning Commission will continue to perform its mandate till a new body replaces it, Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said here Thursday.