GS-III: Indian Economy Issues Related to Planning -2017 Updates

  1. “NITI Aayog’s three year action agenda is touted to be the first step towards attaining the envisioned outcomes by 2031-32.” Examine the key points in this agenda.
  2. What is the material difference between the new development agenda by NITI Aayog in the so called “vision”, “strategy” and “action agenda”? Elucidate.
  3. To what extent, the recently mooted New Development Agenda is different from the older era rolling plans? What are the potential advantages of the Agenda? Discuss.
  4. The new 15-year long-term vision has also included defence and internal security within its ambit. Does it indicate a new trend in defence planning of India? How can the possible conflict between NITI Aayog and Defence Ministry can be avoided? Examine.
  5. In comparison to infrastructure sector, the transformative changes in social sector are challenging, complex and slow. Critically examine the relevance and potential of SATH initiative in this context.
  6. The plan-non-plan classification of expenditures helped the state to direct resources in planned expenditures during the period of five year plans over and above what was necessary for its regular expenses. Why this classification was done way with? How it affects budgeting exercise in the country? discuss.
  7. “NITI Aayog is a collaborative federal body whose strength is in its ideas, rather than in administrative or financial control.” Amplify.
  8. “Vision of New India can only be realized through combined effort of all states.” Discuss. {This was opening remark of PM in third meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog; it’s an essay topic}

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