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Planning commission
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In this lesson Charu explains the formation, composition and functions of Planning Commission.

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Charu Modi
Having completed Masters in Law with gold medal from Lucknow University, qualified NET in July 2018 and has taught at Ambition Law Institute

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  4. ERSTWHILE PLANNING COMMISSION The erstwhile Planning Commission was established In March 1950 The functions of the erstwhile Planning Commission included the following 1. To make an assessment of material, capital and human resources of the country, and investigate the possibilities of augmenting the 2. To formulate a plan for the most effective and balanced utilisation of the country's resources 3. To determine priorities and to define the stages in which the plan should be carried out. 4. To indicate the factors that retard economic development. 5. To detexmine the nature of the machinery zequired for successful implementation of the plan in each stag 6. To appraise, from time to time, the progress achieved in execution of the plan and to recommend necessary adjustments 7. To make appropriate recommendations for facilitating the discharge of its duties, or on a matter referred to it for advice by Central or state governments

  5. COMPOSITION The following points can be noted in context of the composition (membership) of the erstwhile Planning Commission: 1. The Prime Minister of India was the chairman of the commission 2. The commission had a deputy chairman. He was the de facto executive head (i.e., full-time functional head) of the commission 3. Some Central Ministers were appointed as part-time members of the commission. In any case, the finance minister and planning minister were the ex-officio (by virtue of) members of the commission 4. The commission had four to seven full-time expert members. 5. The commission had a member-secretarv. He was usually a senior member of LAS

  6. INTERNAL ORGANISATION The erstwhile Planning Commission had the following three organs: 1. Technical Divisions 2. Housekeeping Branches 3. Programme Advisors

  7. Technical Divisions The technical divisions were the major functional units of the erstwhile Plannin Commission. They were mainly concerned with plan formulation, plan monitoring an plan evaluation. Housekeeping Branches The erstwhile Plang Commission had the following housekeeping branches: 1. General administration branch. 2. Establishment branch 3. Vigilance branch 4. Accounts branch 5. Personal training branch Programme Advisors The post of programme advisors were created in the erstwhile Planning Commission in 1952 to act as a link between the erstwhile Planning Commission and the states of Indiarn Union in the field of planning

  8. PERSONNEL The internal organisation of the erstwhile Planning Commission had dual hierarchy-administrative and technical The administrative hierarchy was headed by the Secretary of the erstwhile Planning Commission who was assisted by Joint Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries, Under Secretaries and other administrative and clerical staff. The technical hierarchy, on the other hand, was headed by the Advisor who was assisted by Chiefs, Directors, Joint Directors and other technical staff.

  9. PROGRAMME EVALUATION ORGANISATION 1) The Programme Evaluation Organisation (PEO) was established in 1952 as an independent unit of the erstwhile Planning Commission (now NITI Aayog). However, it functions under the general guidance and direction of the Planning Commission (now N 2) The PEO is headed by a Director / Chief who is assisted by Joint Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and other staff. 3) The PEO undertakes an assessment of the implementation of development programmes and plans as contained in Five-Year Plansto provide, from time to time, feedback to the Planning Commission (now NITI Aayog) and executive agencies 4) It also provides technical advice to state evaluation organisations. ITI Aavo