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NITI Aayog: Advancing India's Development Agenda



  Jun 12, 2024

NITI Aayog: Advancing India's Development Agenda



Q: What is NITI Aayog?

A: NITI Aayog, which stands for National Institution for Transforming India, is the premier policy think tank of the Government of India. It was established in 2015, replacing the Planning Commission.

Q: Why was NITI Aayog formed?

A: NITI Aayog was formed to better align with the needs of a modern, market-driven economy. It emphasizes cooperative federalism, giving states greater autonomy and recognizing their diverse needs.

Q: What is the structure of NITI Aayog?

A: NITI Aayog is headed by the Prime Minister as Chairperson. Its Governing Council comprises Chief Ministers of all states and Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories. It also includes experts and specialists from various fields.

Q: What are the key focus areas of NITI Aayog?

A: NITI Aayog focuses on providing strategic and technical advice to the government, fostering cooperative federalism,and formulating policies that promote inclusive economic growth, such as Make in India and Digital India.

Q: What are the main topics discussed in the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog?

A: Many issues like:Crop diversification, self-sufficiency, the National Education Policy (NEP) in school and higher education, urban governance, and other important issues.

Q: What is the role of Regional Councils in NITI Aayog?

A: Regional Councils are envisaged to address specific issues relevant to multiple states or regions. While not yet fully established, they are intended to be temporary bodies focused on collaborative problem-solving.

Q: How does NITI Aayog contribute to knowledge and innovation?

A: NITI Aayog has established a Knowledge and Innovation Hub to foster research, knowledge sharing, and innovation across various sectors, contributing to evidence-based policymaking.




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