PM Modi to Review NITI Aayog’s First 15-Year Vision Document

In addition, NITI Aayong is chalking out a seven-year strategy to implement the 15-year vision document.

Updated
Business
2 min read
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an important NITI Aayog meeting on Thursday. (Photo: Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over an all-important meeting of the NITI Aayog on Thursday where the country’s first-ever 15-year vision document was given “concrete shape”. The meeting was attended by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya and chief secretaries of the various states.

The body has been mandated to come up with a 15-year vision document for a period up to 2030, which will be co-terminus with sustainable development goals.

We will be discussing with the Prime Minister precisely the vision (15 years till 2030), strategy (seven years) and action plan (three years) documents. We will seek his guidance on these documents and share our views... During the meeting, NITI Aayog will make a presentation to the Prime Minister on the progress made so far on the vision document.
Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Modi, who is also the chairman of the NITI Aayog, will review the progress of the task force on poverty alleviation and “future development of agriculture” among other government programmes that are currently being monitored by the official think tank.

Prime Minister has stressed transformational changes rather than having incremental changes. He said that we need to win the war of policies and chase things according to the changing (technology) World. 
Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog

Thursday’s meeting will be followed by the governing council meeting where Modi, along with chief ministers of various states, are likely to review the policy suggestions made by the NITI Aayog.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing the NITI Aayog meeting on 15-year vision document, in New Delhi on Thursday, 28 July 2016. (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing the NITI Aayog meeting on 15-year vision document, in New Delhi on Thursday, 28 July 2016. (Photo: PTI)

NITI Aayog to Focus on All-Round Development

This vision document, which will replace the Five-Year Plans – first implemented under Jawaharlal Nehru’s rule – will serve as the draft to lay out the Modi government’s plans for accelerating all-round development in the country.

Unlike the Five-Year Plans drawn under the Planning Commission, the new long-term vision plan would focus on sectors like infrastructure, commerce, education and health.

The much-awaited 15-year vision document is touted as a tool that will target inclusive development and help eradicate poverty in the country.

And a Seven-Year Strategy

The NITI Aayog is also working on a seven-year strategy starting from 2017-18 to 2023-24 to convert a vision document into implementable policy and action as part of the National Development Agenda.

And a Three-Year Action Plan

The NITI Aayog is also working on a 7-year strategy starting from 2017-18 to 2023-24 to convert a vision document into implementable policy and action as part of the National Development Agenda.

It will also prepare a 3-year action plan for 2017-18 to 2019-20 as part of the Agenda, which will be aligned with the 14th Finance Commission award period.

The action plan is important because 2016-17 is the terminal year of the 12th Five-Year Plan.

(With agency Inputs)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

Published: 
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!