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NITI Aayog to Undertake Midterm Appraisal of Ongoing 5-Year Plan
Mar 02, 2015

In the first meeting of the Governing Council of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, which was held on February 8, 2015, it was decided that the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) would continue. NITI Aayog would suitably undertake its Midterm Appraisal so that a shared vision of national development agenda and important national initiatives are incorporated for their effective implementation in the remaining two years of the Plan.

  • The Resolution, setting up NITI Aayog provides for a suitable Secretariat of the NITI Aayog for providing assistance in discharging the functions entrusted to it. 

  • The Secretariat of NITI Aayog is in the process of being set up. 

  • During this transition period, NITI Aayog has been declared by the Government as successor in Interest of the erstwhile Planning Commission. 

  • As per government order, the officers and employees holding office under the erstwhile Planning Commission immediately before the date of constitution of the NITI Aayog shall continue to hold office in NITI Aayog by the same tenure and upon the same terms and conditions of service; and continue as such until further orders.

Main Objectives of NITI Aayog

  • To evolve a shared vision of national development priorities, sectors and strategies with the active involvement of States in the light of national objectives.    

  • To foster cooperative federalism through structured support initiatives and mechanisms with the States on a continuous basis, recognizing that strong States make a strong nation.

  • To develop mechanisms to formulate credible plans at the village level and aggregate these progressively at higher levels of government.

  • To ensure, on areas that are specifically referred to it, that the interests of national security are incorporated in economic strategy and policy.

  • To pay special attention to the sections of our society that may be at risk of not benefitting adequately from economic progress. 

  • To design strategic and long term policy and programme frameworks and initiatives, and monitor their progress and their efficacy.  The lessons learnt through monitoring and feedback will be used for making innovative improvements, including necessary mid-course corrections.

  • To provide advice and encourage partnerships between key stakeholders and national and international like-minded Think Tanks, as well as educational and policy research institutions.

  • To create a knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial support system through a collaborative community of national and international experts, practitioners and other partners.

  • To offer a platform for resolution of inter-sectoral and inter-departmental issues in order to accelerate the implementation of the development agenda.

  • To maintain a state-of-the-art Resource Centre, be a repository of research on good governance and best practices in sustainable and equitable development as well as help their dissemination to stake-holders.

  • To actively monitor and evaluate the implementation of programmes and initiatives, including the identification of the needed resources so as to strengthen the probability of success and scope of delivery.

  • To focus on technology up-gradation and capacity building for implementation of programmes and initiatives.

  • To undertake other activities as may be necessary in order to further the execution of the national development agenda, and the objectives mentioned above.


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