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The NITI Aayog has completed one year of its life on December 31 2015. It has replaced the Planning Commission on January 1 2015.
One of the criticisms against Planning Commission – slow, repetitive/cyclic, and the manner it was going about the task of planning. The states had to come to PC to get their budgets approved for schemes or plans sponsored by centre.
The NITI Aayog has more of a sectoral specific approach to planning and it brings on board all the CMs of all the states in planning for each sector. Unlike the PC which looks at the economy from a holistic perspective at the nation level, the NITI Aayog targets implementation in sector wise in a phased manner.
The NITI Aayog is trying to interlock and interlink its programs with the goals set by the Prime Minister and is focussing on bringing the effects of high growth to the common man. It is working on Digital India, Swachh Bharat, Skill Development, agriculture etc. The PC’s working style used to be a disconnection with the PM’s Office.
In the last one year, the NITI Aayog has come up with various reports on wide range of issues. These reports contain more information than solutions to the problems persisting in the economy. The biggest lacuna as of now is this. It has no power to implement its recommendations. It is only an advisory body
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