Planning Commission


The Planning Commission was a crucial post-Independence institution, engaging in the core development process (“ >Struck off in one blow” Aug. 19). However, its credibility came under question over the years. The need of the hour is a new institution with similar objectives but a different set-up to suit the demands of a changed scenario.

Karan Kabir Singh,


The decision to dismantle the Planning Commission is hasty. The purpose of the commission was to remain an independent body and guide India towards economic and social prosperity. The government should work to restore the independence of the commission rather than scrapping it.

Aayush Tayal,


The government at the Centre changed hands with a thumping majority, riding on the slogan of ‘Congress-mukt Bharat.’ Mr. Modi appears bent on implementing it in letter and in spirit. Hence the move to abolish the Planning Commission. I entirely agree with Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s contention that the Planning Commission needed “mending, not ending.”

K. Nehru Patnaik,


The Modi government should not give in to the pressures of vested interests and abandon the Planning Commission. It is essential to have adequate planning in this highly complex country where federal structures come in conflict with the Centre often. A new government gets ideas from many quarters. It is the duty of the Prime Minister to filter such ideas and adopt only those which can prove fruitful for the future.

A. Prabaharan,


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