GO DIGITAL, BUT NO DIGITAL IDENTITY FOR NITI AAYOG YET, AND IT GETS GOING TOMORROW
On Friday, the first formal meeting of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog) was chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi where he deliberated with economists and policy experts to get their inputs for the Sunday meeting.
On Sunday, in the first governing council meeting of the Aayog, chief ministers of many states gathered at the 7RCR, the prime minister’s residence, to discuss on the basics on which the newly established think tank of the government of India that formally replaced Planning Commission on January 1 would work.
The suggestions from the Friday meeting were incorporated in today’s proceedings reflecting in the proposal on forming a task force in every state to push agriculture sector. As expected by the history of Mamata Banarjee Vs Narendra Modi rivalry, no one from West Bengal turned up in the governing council meet. But those present agreed to work further on the lines of action decided today.
Chief ministers will voluntarily opt to join one of the three sub-groups on ‘streamlining central schemes’, ‘development of skilled manpower’ and ‘clean India campaign’. One more task force on poverty alleviation in every state is also in the pipeline.
A logical, fair enough beginning for the think tank that has been established to replace the 65 year old central policy-making body of the government of India – Planning Commission.
But where is the website of NITI Aayog?
There were no words before the first meeting of NITI Aayog on Friday. There are no words on it even after the second meeting held today.
Where is the digital identity of NITI Aayog in ‘Digital India’?
We had expected it to come on Friday, then on Sunday, but it didn’t come.
Let’s see when it comes – all we can say at the moment.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey–/