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Modi meets infra secretaries to set target for current fiscal

Jul 26, 2014

Modi meets infra secretaries to set target for current fiscal

The Centre is keen to speed up infrastructure development and investment to boost economic growth which remained at sub 5 percent level during the previous two fiscals. #Economy #ThisisNext #Environment #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #Indian Railways #Infrastructure #forest #Rural development #Sindhushree Khullar
Despite being out of office, former PM Manmohan Singh still a busy man

Jun 25, 2014

Despite being out of office, former PM Manmohan Singh still a busy man

Having occupied the country's most important executive post for a decade, Manmohan Singh was without doubt a busy man. A month after he stepped down following his party's election loss, the former prime minister is settling down to a busy routine of another kind. #Politics #India #Manmohan Singh #Rajya Sabha #Planning Commission #parliament
Plan panel worked as control commission, replace it: IEO

Jun 23, 2014

Plan panel worked as control commission, replace it: IEO

The assessment sent to the prime minister recommended that a new think tank be set up with experts of domain knowledge to replace the plan body. #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Finance Commission #IEO
Seemandhra does not meet norms for special category: Planning Commission

Jun 13, 2014

Seemandhra does not meet norms for special category: Planning Commission

The residual Andhra Pradesh commonly known as Seemandhra cannot be accorded the status of special category under the current norms, said Planning Commission. #Manmohan Singh #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Planning Commission #Telangana #National Development Council #Special Category Status #Seemandhra #Inderjit Singh Rao
No major restructuring of Planning Commission on the cards

Jun 05, 2014

No major restructuring of Planning Commission on the cards

As for the current fiscal, sources said, the Commission will not play any major role in deciding Plan expenditure allocations for ministries and states. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Narendra Modi government #16th Lok Sabha
Minimum government is not the same as Modi's lean govt

May 28, 2014

Minimum government is not the same as Modi's lean govt

Modi must be persuaded into making the 45-ministry government the first step of an ideological leap of faith. #Disinvestment #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Planning Commission #Swatantra Party #Minimum governance
Montek suggests setting up of panel to fight corruption

May 25, 2014

Montek suggests setting up of panel to fight corruption

Worried over widespread corruption, outgoing Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has made a strong case for setting up a high-level committee to identify lacunae and suggest remedies. #India #NewsTracker #Montek Singh Ahluwalia #Planning Commission of India #Plan Panel
All members of Planning Commission resign

May 19, 2014

All members of Planning Commission resign

All members of the Planning Commission have submitted their resignations to the Prime Minister's Office paving the way for reconstitution of the institution. #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Montek Singh Ahluwalia #resignation
Sonia Gandhi called shots on all important policies: Arun Maira in book

May 14, 2014

Sonia Gandhi called shots on all important policies: Arun Maira in book

A member of the outgoing Planning Commission, Arun Maira, has only fanned the controversy surrounding Sonia Gandhi. #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Planning Commission #TheySaidIt #policy paralysis #Arun Maira
Plan panel task force recommends PPP mode for waste management

May 13, 2014

Plan panel task force recommends PPP mode for waste management

A Planning Commission task force has strongly recommended Public Private Partnership (PPP) model for setting up projects for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) with a viable gap funding by the government. #India #NewsTracker #Planning Commission #Montek Singh Ahluwalia #Municipal solid waste #RDF #MSW