Planning Commission Current Affairs - 2020

​Eminent Economist Arvind Panagariya appointed as NITI Aayog vice-chairman

Eminent free-market economist Arvind Panagariya has been appointed as Vice-chairman of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. NITI Aayog is established by government to function as both a think tank and a policy forum and replaces decades year old Planning Commission. As a vice chairman, he will play a pivotal role in coordinating economic Read More…

Union Government renames Planning Commission as ‘Neeti Ayog’

Union government has renamed Planning commission as National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. The renaming of the Planning Commission is being seen as the first step towards replacing it with a new-age institution. Key Facts about  National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog It will serve as a ‘Think Tank’ of the government i.e. Read More…

PM Modi indicates creation of a new body to replace Planning Commission

During his speech on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a radical measure to replace the Planning Commission with a new body in a short span of time. Mr. Modi said the new institution would foster cooperative federalism, facilitate Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and help tackle the new economic challenges the faced by country in Read More…

“India at Risk” Mr. Jaswant Singh’s book launched

Former External Affairs Minister, Mr. Jaswant Singh released a book titled, “ India at Risk – Mistakes, Misconceptions and Misadventures of security policy”. The book is on 60 years of Indian security issues. About the book “India at Risk” Throws a light on various events that took place during his appointments as minister of External Read More…

Direct cash transfer better option than other anti-poverty schemes: Planning Commission

According to a study by the Planning Commission, the cost of bringing all households above the poverty line would have been Rs. 55,744 crore during 2011-12 if cash transfers were used instead of anti-poverty schemes.  This would have been sufficient to plug the poverty gap and would be just a fraction of annual anti-poverty budget Read More…