NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) was established on January 1, 2015. 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. NITI Aayog is a political think tank representing 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 NITI Aayog has been replaced by a planning committee to better meet the needs and aspirations of the Indian people.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) Chairperson-The Prime Minister of India is the chairperson of NITI Aayog.

(B) Governing Council -It consists of the Prime Ministers of all states, the Prime Ministers of the Union Territory, and the Lieutenants. Governor of another Union Territory.

(C) Regional Council -These consist of the Prime Minister and the Deputy Governor of the Union Territory of the region. These are led by the chair person(Prime Minister) of NITI Aayog or his deputy. These councils are formed to address specific issues and are formed over a specific period of time.

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

NITI Aayog Specialized Wings

NITI Aayog has a number of Specialized Wings

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.Team India Wing- Consists of representatives from all states and departments and serves as a permanent platform for national cooperation. Each representative confirms that all states / ministries continue to speak out and participate in NITI Aayog.

NITI Aayog is responsible for making recommendations, making decisions and implementing them to the central and state governments.

NITI Aayog Objectives

NITI Aayog has several objectives:

1. Particular attention should be paid to parts of society that are at risk of not fully benefiting from economic development.

2. Make sure that national security benefits are incorporated into the economic strategies and policies of the areas specifically mentioned.

3. Design strategic and long-term policy and program frameworks and initiatives, and monitor their progress and effectiveness.

4. Creating a system that supports knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship.

5. Actively and frequently monitor and evaluate the implementation of the program.

6.To focus on technology upgradation and capacity building for implementation of initiatives.

7.To evolve a shared vision of national development priorities,sectors and strategies with the active involvement of States.

8.To develop mechanisms to formulate credible plans at the village level.

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