Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss Scrapping of the Planning Commission- Discuss
With the development of Constitution there were several constitutional bodies which established. Constitutional body is one whose functions are mentioned in the Constitution, for any change in their functionalities Constitutional amendment is required with special majority Eg, Finance Commission. Such bodies are integral part of our Constitution.
Apart from these Constitutional bodies, a need was raised to make some non-constitutional bodies, which can be easily modified as time and situation demands. One such body is Planning Commission, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister. Planning commission was established in 1950 with the aim of mirroring the strategies and development ideas of government, for raising the living standard of citizens in various aspects.
Relevance of Planning Commission
Planning Commission works in three stages: first drafting of plans, then implementation of those plans, and the last one is to evaluate and analyze the impact of those plans. Till now 11 five year plans have been executed with various goals. This is the time for 12th FYP (2012-2017). The aim of 12th FYP is faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth. Five year plan provides time bound execution of government policies, which makes it more productive. The importance of FYP can be judged from historical evidences. It is being implemented since 1950, and no government has ever dared to think of policy formulations without this commission. This has become an integral part of Government functionaries.
Old wine in new bottle
The drafting approach for 12th FYP (2012-2017) is more or less plagiarized from its previous versions. Its aim is faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth. The growth in the areas of health, education, life expectancy, morality rate, employment, industrial development, environmental issues etc. are parameters of faster, more inclusive and sustainable.