Planning Commission

Planning commission under secretary shot dead in Patna

Rajiv was posted as the Under Secretary in the Planning Commission at the Patna Secretariat.

Aug 14, 2018, 12:26 PM IST

Panagariya says didn't know tenure of his term, dismisses dual power centres as reason for his exit

Panagariya is scheduled to leave Niti Aayog on August 31 and will be succeeded by well-known economist Rajiv Kumar.

Aug 08, 2017, 17:33 PM IST

Saumitra Chaudhuri former Planning Commission member no more

Eminent economist and a former member of the erstwhile Planning Commission, Saumitra Chaudhuri, who has served on the board of high level advisory panels of the government passed away early Sunday morning.

Dec 18, 2016, 23:53 PM IST

Monsoon to push GDP growth to over 8% this fiscal: Panagariya

A good monsoon can help add "a percentage point" to India's GDP growth in the current fiscal, from 7.6 percent in 2015-16, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya said Wednesday expressing confidence in crossing the 8 percent mark.

Jul 27, 2016, 13:16 PM IST

Modi govt set to replace Nehru's five-year plans with 15-year vision documents

Cleared by PM Modi, it will be implemented after the last of the five-year plans, the 12th (2012-17) ends next year.

May 13, 2016, 11:13 AM IST

Amitabh Kant to be Niti Aayog''s first full-time CEO

Amitabh Kant, currently secretary in department of industrial policy and promotion, was on Wednesday named the first full-time chief executive of the Niti Aayog, and will have a tenure of two years.

Feb 18, 2016, 00:38 AM IST

NITI Aayog CEO to be Telecom Commission member

The government here on Wednesday decided that the NITI Aayog chief executive officer would be a part-time member of the Telecom Commission.

Feb 17, 2016, 17:33 PM IST

Indian economy has potential to grow at 8%: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Indian economy, which expanded at 7.7 percent between 2003 and 2014 has the potential to clock 8 percent growth in the near future, Planning Commission's former deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Thursday.

Jan 28, 2016, 20:56 PM IST

NITI Aayog turns one; Focus on 'think-tank' role in New Year

Having completed its first year with focus on being an enabler for creating 'Team India' of states, NITI Aayog will now look at strengthening its role as a 'think tank' of the government in the New Year.

Dec 31, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

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.


Nov 19, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

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.

Sep 11, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

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.

Aug 27, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

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.

Aug 25, 2015, 23:40 PM IST

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.

Aug 16, 2015, 12:10 PM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

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.

May 22, 2015, 21:56 PM IST

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.

May 18, 2015, 08:58 AM IST

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.

May 15, 2015, 16:10 PM IST

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.

Apr 30, 2015, 17:14 PM IST

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.

Apr 11, 2015, 19:46 PM IST