Oommen Chandy asks PM to consult states on plan panel

The guidelines for determination of plan allocation are formulation based on the advice of experts in the planning commission.

By: Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram | Published:August 22, 2014 8:58 pm
These major changes in policy need to be discussed and addressed by state governments also, said Chandy. (Source: PTI photo) These major changes in policy need to be discussed and addressed by state governments also, said Chandy. (Source: PTI photo)

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take into confidence the states before taking a decision on the future of Planning Commission.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, he said the “unilateral” announcement made him (Modi) in his Independence day speech had raised “several concerns” for the state governments.

“These major changes in policy need to be discussed and addressed by state governments also,” Chandy said.

The guidelines for determination of plan allocation are formulation based on the advice of experts in the planning commission. “It is not clear as what would be the new mechanism to do this exercise”, he said.

“If this responsibility is entrusted to Central Ministry of Finance, it would adversely affect the federal system,” he added. Amidst volley of protests from Congress leaders to the proposal to wind up the Planning Commission, Chandy had on August 20 chose to adopt a “wait-and-watch” approach on the issue.

“Let us see what the new system is. After knowing it, I will react,” he had said when reporters asked him about Modi’s announcement.

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    Indus
    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:16 am
    Since the Prime Minister has already said that alternative measures will be made after consulting state governments.is it not sheet politicking o the part of Chandy to write to PM
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      Ravindra Pandya
      Aug 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm
      congress is creating all possible hurdles in everything Modi Government is trying to do, from appointing senior neavy officer, Chief of Indian Army, removing governors as UPA had done with BJP Governors, increasing FDI in Insurance, ending judges appointment procedure and other reformatory measures. This anti-people and anti-democratic politics of the congress should be condemned to all.
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        subhash
        Aug 23, 2014 at 2:53 am
        I agree with Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy about his statement to include expert in planning mission . and also we have to see global input to better picture and businessman and people of high caliber though they painted wrong picture .we in USA meet personal all these leaders . myself i met and listen to them .like Mr Apte .baba Ramdev , ambador of India and We invited one time Kiran Bedi and also current prime minster Mr Modi sta in our neck of wood about 15 years before we enjoy every day . but here is the topic of discussion . we have to plan our strength of potion. money planning and taxation has to be cleared . We have energetic . CBI personal they are tracking lot of funds and try to put clean . here we go to history . Indian get more advised from develop countries to frame polices . cut down on corruption . but they trying to get more money of Indian business man . like when 1000 rupee note was abolish by RBI governor during time of Man Mohan Singh . people in diamond business get panic . and other businesses man , lot of money went to Swiss banks for protection and politicians also collect money from businessman and cut from foreign deals to fund party .lot of people believe the CBI trying to make deal with foreign government to investigate Indian money , but people of Indian origin will be the looser from both side .or they to develop relationship with developed government we will provide some information to you and you provide information , here is thing . one has to know how banking work you invest and they invest further . so every bank has toxic ets . struggling day to day operation ,technically all money is gone . to invest political parties it should pride of every one not business man responsibility to fund .we have very good leaders , but the poor planning they failed . we have to hire every one graduate out of school. To solve corruption is not from high level, has to be gr root level . if a guy job to cheat people for promising their kids job and take money for that and wear a hi topi . is plane corruption but that his side of story, is that's his living . I met hockey coach school couple of years. parents don't want to sent kid for practice , because is not helping his career, he was home sleeping in day time . this is the corruption of school official . they cant plan to kids have career in sports and their curriculum and official score based on performance . India needs lot multiple purpose dome for political usage and sport gathering . they can be used for wedding ceremonies .We can agriculture theme parks of Banaras city to have visitors . can employee thousand kids .
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