According to Government of India, NITI Aayog states as National Institution for transforming India was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog is the policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programs for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States.
The Government of India, in keeping with its reform agenda, constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission instituted in 1950. This was done in order to better serve the needs and aspirations of the people of India. An important evolutionary change from the past, NITI Aayog acts as the quintessential platform of the Government of India to bring States to act together in the national interest, and thereby fosters Cooperative Federalism.
At the core of NITI Aayog’s creation are two hubs – Team India Hub and the Knowledge and Innovation Hub. The Team India Hub leads the engagement of states with the Central government, while the Knowledge and Innovation Hub builds NITI’s think-tank capabilities. These hubs reflect the two key tasks of the Aayog.
NITI AAYOG COMPRISES
OBJECTIVES OF NITI AAYOG
- It evolved the shared vision for development, the involvement of states as ‘National Agenda’.
- Cooperative federalism.
- A credible plan for village level comes at a high level of government.
- National security incorporated economic strategy policy.
- To take all sections together for economic progress.
- Regular monitoring and feedback about programs improve innovative ideas.
- It encourages the partnership between stakeholder and national(think tank).
- It supports the system of knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
- It is a resolution platform to resolve the issues of intersectoral departments.
- Its emphasis on technology upgradation and capacity building.
SEVEN PILLAR OF EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE
- Inclusion of all sections