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The "New" Planning Commission

The body that is to replace the Planning Commission must build on the strengths of the existing one even as it addresses the many existing deficiencies.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demise of the Planning Commission from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day. As the nation debates the form and content of the institution to replace the Planning Commission, it may be useful to reflect on the immediate context that precipitated the disbanding, as also to reiterate certain functions of the Planning Commission that will need to be performed by its replacement. I will draw mainly, but not only, upon my five years as Member, Planning Commission during 2009-14.

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