Context: The NITI Aayog and the proposed SITs at the states level will play a critical role in India achieving goals set for 2047, the 100th year of independence.
- A plan has been chalked out by the Niti Aayog to help in the creation of teams that will examine the existing structure of state planning boards, and in the next 4-6 months conceptualise the State Institution for Transformation (SIT).
- Lateral entry of professionals will be encouraged in SITs to undertake high-quality analytical work and policy recommendations.
- The Centre has set up 10 working groups under various secretaries to set those socio-economic goals to achieve sustainable, inclusive, and job-creating high growth, while addressing carbon footprint and energy security.
- The NITI Aayog notes that state government’s role is crucial in improving ease of doing business, land reforms, infrastructure development, credit flow, and urbanisation, all of which are vital for sustained economic growth.
Source: Financial Express