NITI Aayog

Q+A: NITI Aayog

January 31, 2017

On 1st January, 2015, the NITI Aayog( National Institution for Transforming India) was created to replace the Planning Commission. Its creation was necessitated by the requirement for a separate Think Tank for the government both in the directional and policy matters. The NITI Aayog was envisaged to...

Poverty Line in India

December 11, 2015

India is home to over one-third of poor people in the world. If we add the poor of Pakistan and Bangladesh into it, we find that almost half of world poverty exists just these three nations. The next big concentration of poverty is in the sub-Saharan Africa....

The Rise and Fall of Planning Commission

June 10, 2015

On 15 August 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared to replace the Planning Commission by a new body. On January 1, 2015, the government by a resolution established the NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India. This body would work as a policy think-tank of...

Niti Aayog: less government, more governance?

January 13, 2015

Government of India has finally gone ahead with its approach of less government, more governance.  The new body is slated to give strategic and technical advice. It will be headed by the PM assisted by a Governing Council of Chief Ministers and Lt. Governors. It is set...