Niti Ayog

Difference between Niti Ayog and Planning Commission

June 23, 2015

Planning Commission was an advisory body, and so is Niti Ayog. But the key difference between them is that while the former had powers to allocate funds to ministries and states; this function will be now of finance ministry. Niti Ayog is essentially a think tank and...

Niti Ayog: Aims, Objectives and Structure

June 10, 2015

The Government of India has established Niti Ayog as a “Think Tank” which has no power to impose policies. By establishing Niti Ayog the government wants to be an “enabler” and leaves the impetus to provide a platform for cooperative and competitive federalism to the newly established body....

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 Ayog: a shift towards Evidence-informed policy making

February 10, 2015

Evidence-informed policymaking is an approach that aims to integrate the best available scientific evidence into the design of public policies. Central and state governments make hundreds of policy decisions, small and big, every day that have an impact on millions of lives. Many of the policy questions...