NITI Aayog’s third Governing Council meet was held on Sunday morning as PM Narendra Modi, Union Ministers and Chief Ministers of all states talked about way forward on the developmental front for India. During his speech today Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “NITI is a collaborative federal body whose strength is in its ideas, rather than in administrative or financial control.” Speaking about the GST bill, Prime Minister said it reflects the spirit of “One nation, One aspiration, One determination.” Apart from this, Prime Minister also presented the institution’s National Development Agenda and said it will benefit all the states. Here below is all you need to know about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategy:
The National Development Agenda:
– It has been started to maintain good governance and best practices in sustainable and equitable development.
– It offers a resolution method for inter-sector and inter-departmental issues in order to accelerate the implementation of the development agenda.
– To achieve the other objectives mentioned by NITI Aayog and government.
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The National Development Agenda includes:
– Vision: A 15-year-long vision between 2017-18 to 2031-32 that combines national goals with international sustainable goals.
– Strategy: A 5-year long plan between 2017-18 to 2023-24 to convert border vision into implementable policy.
– Action Plan: A three year short-term action plan between 2017-18 to 2019-2020 to translate policies into action by 2019.
Along with the Prime Minister and Union Ministers, 13 BJP Chief Ministers also attended the meeting, However, Delhi and West Bengal CMs Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee skipped the meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Among the opposition ruled states, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami attended the meeting according to the news agency PTI.
At the meet, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog Dr Arvind Panagariya said there were over 300 specific action points that had been identified, covering the whole gamut of sectors. The period of action agenda coincides with the period of the 14th Finance Commission’s award. The CEO, NITI, Amitabh Kant, apprised the gathering of the work done by Niti Aayog for transforming the economy and cooperation with states in the sectors of education, health, infrastructure etc.