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

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ANDHRA-Flowers for the Congress President

 the Central and State governments in Plan implementation from a national standpoint. It was not to be just one more department of the Government of India, To start with, Jawaharlal Nehru as the Chairman of the Commission and the Prime Minister constituted the only link between the Commission and the Cabinet, In course of time it became the .established practice that all important economic proposals and schemes had to be referred to the Commission for advice. At the level of officials, the principal formal link between the gov- ernment and the Commission was provided by the Cabinet Secretary who also acted as the ex-officio Secretary to the Commission. A full-time Secretary to the Commission was appointed only in early 1964, nearly 12 years after the Commission was set up. The Secretary to the Commission is now to be further elevated. This almost completes the process of making the Commission just another department of the Government of India.

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