• indian economy has potential to grow at 8 per cent montek

    Indian economy has potential to grow at 8 per cent: Montek Singh Ahluwalia

    January 28, 2016 19:37 IST

    New Delhi: Indian economy, which expanded at 7.7 per cent between 2003 and 2014 has the potential to clock 8 per cent growth in the near future, Planning Commission's former deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia

  • discoms finances need to improve to sustain clean energy

    'Discoms' finances need to improve to sustain clean energy'

    July 23, 2015 18:57 IST

    New Delhi: With infrastructure to generate renewable energy being costly, India needs to attend to the financial health of power distribution companies (discoms) and strengthen the payment processes so as to develop the clean energy

  • planning commission was better than niti aayog himachal cm

    Planning Commission was better than NITI Aayog: Himachal CM

    Politics | May 22, 2015 18:33 IST

    Shimla: Batting for the disbanded Planning Commission, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday it was far better than the newly-constituted NITI Aayog as far as the welfare of states was concerned."The Planning

  • niti aayog meet forget differences for growth investment

    NITI Aayog meet: Forget differences for growth, investment and jobs, PM tells CMs

    Politics | February 08, 2015 20:58 IST

    New Delhi: Exhorting Chief Ministers to personally monitor factors slowing projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked states to bury differences to boost growth, create jobs and revive investment cycle.He also suggested that an officer

  • pm narendra modi to seek experts views at first niti aayog

    PM Narendra Modi to seek experts' views at first NITI Aayog meeting today

    February 06, 2015 10:24 IST

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today brainstorm with experts in the maiden meeting of NITI Aayog to find ways to boost economy as government prepares to present its first full-fledged Budget later this

  • after planning commission government to reorganize ugc

    After planning commission government to reorganize UGC?

    India | January 12, 2015 9:38 IST

    New Delhi: After restructuring Planning Commission as NITI Aayog, NDA government is planning to revamp University Grants Commission (UGC), as well. This will be the second Nehru-era institution that may get a complete overhaul. After

  • former plan panel secretary sindhushree khullar appointed

    Former Plan Panel secretary Sindhushree Khullar appointed NITI Aayog's CEO

    January 11, 2015 8:55 IST

    New Delhi: Former Planning Commission Secretary Sindhushree Khullar was today appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed NITI Aayog.Khullar, a retired IAS officer, has been appointed on contract basis for a period of

  • niti aayog will do justice to smaller states goa minister

    Niti Aayog will do justice to smaller states: Goa minister

    Politics | January 07, 2015 10:01 IST

    Panaji: The newly formed Niti Aayog, which has replaced the Planning Commission of the Nehruvian-era, may come as a blessing in disguise for smaller states, according to Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza.Speaking to IANS

  • sindhushree khullar to be niti aayog ceo

    Sindhushree Khullar to be NITI Aayog CEO

    India | January 07, 2015 8:48 IST

    New Delhi: Erstwhile Planning Commission Secretary Sindhushree Khullar is believed to have been appointed as CEO of the newly formed NITI Aayog.Khullar's name has been cleared for appointment as CEO of the NITI Aayog (National

  • niti ayog a think tank based on rss ideology tarun gogoi

    Niti Ayog a think tank based on RSS ideology: Tarun Gogoi

    Politics | January 06, 2015 14:04 IST

    Guwahati: Niti Ayog is going to be a think tank based on the ideology of RSS, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi alleged today."The Niti Ayog has been filled with ministers and pro-BJP individuals. It is

  • arvind panagariya expected to be new v c of niti aayog

    Arvind Panagariya expected to be new V-C of NITI Aayog

    January 03, 2015 16:03 IST

    New Delhi: Speculations are doing rounds that noted economist and Columbia University Professor Arvind Panagariya is expected to be the new Vice-Chairman of the revamped Planning Commission NITI Aayog.His appointment is also expected to be

  • changing planning commission s name just a gimmick gogoi

    Changing Planning Commission's name just a gimmick: Gogoi

    Politics | January 02, 2015 18:55 IST

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said changing the name of the Planning Commission was a cheap gimmick.“Renaming the Planning Commission is an attempt to belittle the contribution of Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of

  • don t play obstructive role venkaiah naidu to opposition

    "Don't play obstructive role", Venkaiah Naidu to Opposition

    Politics | January 02, 2015 18:36 IST

    Chennai: With its task cut out in converting recently promulgated Ordinances into acts, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today appealed to Opposition parties not to play obstructive role and instead cooperate in passage of

  • nda ally pmk opposes niti ayog attacks pm

    NDA ally PMK opposes NITI Ayog, attacks PM

    Politics | January 02, 2015 13:23 IST

    Chennai: In a sharp attack on the Centre for replacing Planning Commission with ‘NITI Ayog,' NDA partner PMK today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeking to achieve his ‘twin objectives' of ensuring greater private

  • opposition questions planning commission s renaming

    Opposition questions Planning Commission's renaming

    Politics | January 02, 2015 7:22 IST

    New Delhi: The Opposition Thursday questioned the government's rechristening of the Planning Commission as "NITI Aayog".The Congress sought to know whether the reform introduced by the BJP-led government was premised on any meaningful programme or

  • it s aniti and durniti says opposition on renaming plan

    It's 'aniti and durniti', says Opposition on renaming plan panel

    Politics | January 01, 2015 14:17 IST

    New Delhi: Opposition today criticised as mere “fluff” and “gimmickry” the government's decision to restructure Planning Commission and rechristen it “Neeti Ayog” and voiced apprehension that it will discriminate against the states and help “corporates

  • niti aayog replaces planning commission pm to be chairperson

    NITI Aayog replaces Planning Commission; PM to be chairperson

    January 01, 2015 18:03 IST

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government began the New Year replacing the age-old Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), where the prime minister would continue as chairperson

  • make planning commission autonomous more powerful committed

    Make Planning Commission autonomous, more powerful, committed: Manik Sarkar

    Politics | December 09, 2014 16:54 IST

    Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar differed with the Centre's idea of converting the Planning Commission to a mere think tank and has proposed for making it autonomous, more powerful and committed to the people."Its

  • congress attacks pm on move to revamp plan panel

    Congress attacks PM on move to revamp plan panel

    Politics | December 07, 2014 23:34 IST

    New Delhi: Congress today launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the government's plans of a “political burial” of the Planning Commission were being carried out in a “devious” manner characterised

  • karnataka cm opposes move to dismantle planning commission

    Karnataka CM opposes move to dismantle Planning Commission

    Politics | December 07, 2014 23:07 IST

    New Delhi: Opposing the Centre's move to create a new body which would replace the Planning Commission, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said there is no merit or justification in the decision to dismantle the