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Year: 2019


pp x+174

ISBN: 9789388691048

Price: $40

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About the Book

The book analyses how the sixty-five year old Planning Commission had suddenly been abolished and replaced by National Institution for Transforming India Aayog (NITI Aayog) on   1 January 2015; and how has this institution been shaping in its initial four years.

The book discusses the ‘agenda’ and the objectives of NITI Aayog, and certain aspects of its functioning in its initial years.

An analysis of some basic information relating to the replacement of the Planning Commission by NITI Aayog obtained under the RTI Act has also been added.  The readers may find the book useful.

About Author

Keshava Dayal Saksena had throughout First Class academic career, topping in MA (Economics) in the Lucknow University in 1956-57. He won several academic distinctions: Gold Medals and Prizes. Won Ford Foundation Research Scholarship in the Delhi School of Economics in January 1958, which he availed as a Research Student there during 1958-61. Joined Indian Administrative Service on 01. 06. 1961. Held many senior positions in both the Government of Madhya Pradesh and the Central Government including the post of Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Textiles and Member, Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR).

The work done by him as Visiting Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford during 1984-85 had been published as a book titled ‘Pricing Policy and Price Control in Developing Countries’ in 1986 by Frances Pinter (Publishers) Limited, London and Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc., Boulder, Colorado (USA) which had been widely reviewed and acclaimed.




1. Abolition of Union Planning Commission and Advent of

2. Nehru’s Planning Model Vs. Modi’s Transformation Model

3. NITI Aayog: Their Agenda and Staff

4. Objectives of NITI Aayog

5. Shared Vision and Co-operative Federalism

6. Elimination of Poverty

7. Regional Planning and Special Development Programmes for Identified Backward Areas

8. Panchayati Raj Institutions and District Planning

9. Objectives and Achievements of NITI Aayog

10. An Empirical Analysis of Certain Aspects of Planned Development in India in the Last Four Decades

11. Planning Commission to NITI Aayog: Response to a RTI Query

12. Planning at the Village, District, State and Central Levels Envisaged in the Constitution

Annexures (1-19)


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