NITI Aayog

On January 1, 2015, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) was established. On August 13, 2014, the Government of Narendra Modi announced that it would abolish the 65-year-old planning committee and replace it with a new organization called NITI Aayog.

Like the Planning Committee, NITI Aayog was created by the Coalition Cabinet of the Government of India. Provides technical advice related to the center and state. NITI Aayog has been replaced by a planning committee to better meet the needs and aspirations of the Indian people.

Configuration -The configuration of NITI Aayog is as follows:

(A) Chair person- The Prime Minister of India is the Chair person of NITI Aayog.

(B) The Governing Council is the Prime Ministers of all states, the Prime Ministers of the Union Territory, and the Governor of Lt. and other Union Territories.

(C) Regional Council -These consist of the Prime Minister and the Deputy Governor of the Union Territory of the region. It is chaired by the chairperson (Prime Minister) of NITI Aayog or his deputy.

(D) Special Invitees- Special invitees are experts, professionals and practitioners with special knowledge and are appointed by the Prime Minister.

NITI Aayog’s Specialized Wings- NITI Aayog has many specialized wings.

1. Research Wings They are experts, specialists and scholars.

2.Consultancy wing–It provides a market place of whetted panels of expertise and funding,for the central and state Governments to tap into matching their requirements with solution providers,public and private,national and international.

3.TeamIndia Wing -Consists of representatives from all states and departments and acts as a permanent platform for national cooperation. Representatives ensure that each state / department has an ongoing voice and interest in NITI Aayog.

NITI Aayog makes recommendations to the central and state governments responsible for decision-making and implementation.

Objectives of NITI Aayog -NITI Aayog, described below, has several objectives
1.To pay special attention to the sections of our society that may be at risk of not benefitting adequately from economic progress.

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

3. Design strategic and long-term policy and program frameworks and initiatives, and monitor their progress and effectiveness. 4.Create a knowledge, innovation and entrepreneur support system

5. Actively and frequently monitor and evaluate the implementation of the program 6. Focus on technical upgrades and capacity building for the implementation of the initiative

7. National development and development Shared Vision Priority, sector and strategy through active participation of the state.

8. Develop a mechanism for developing credible plans at village-level think tanks.

9.To provide advice and encourage partnerships between key stakeholders and national and international like minded think tanks.