ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Review of Plan Implementation-Methodology and Mechanics

Methodology and Mechanics P K Mukherjee With hindsight many plausible reasons have been adduced to explain the tardy and indifferent implementation of plan programmes in the last two decades. Analysis of these reasons makes clear that many of the factors impeding effective implementation could have been controlled if close and timely watch had been kept during the implementation of plan schemes. It is in this context that the task of reviewing plan implementation and progress becomes necessary and useful It is not that the executive authorities and policy-makers were unaware of the need to undertake such a task. But until recently the task of reviewing plan implementation or even that of evaluation of plan programmes and projects was deemed to be almost coterminous with that of progress reporting. It is only now that it is being accepted that review of plan implementation and evaluation of plan schemes begin where progress reporting ends.

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