Abolishing Planning Commission will cost the nation: Prithviraj Chavan

"It is dangerous to hand over financial matters to Free Economy," the Chief Minister tweeted.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Published:August 19, 2014 3:04 pm
Chavan's comments came after Modi tweeted that the government wants ideas from people on how the new institution will look. Prithviraj Chavan’s comments came after Modi tweeted that the government wants ideas from people on how the new institution will look.

Opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to do away with the Planning Commission and have a new institution in its place will “cost the nation”, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday.

“Recent decisions like abolishing Planning Commission will cost the nation,” Chavan said.

“It is dangerous to hand over financial matters to Free Economy,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

Chavan’s comments came after Modi tweeted that the government wants ideas from people on how the new institution which will replace Planning Commission will look.

The Prime Minister, in his Independence Day speech, had said that his government would scrap the six-decade old plan panel to set up a new think-tank that will be more federal in nature.

“Inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the new institution to replace the Planning Commission can take,” Modi tweeted on Tuesday.

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  1. I
    Indian
    Aug 20, 2014 at 12:01 am
    We need to do away or scale down many things - Planning Commission needs to go! IAS, IPS, IFS, etc need to be scaled down to the bare bone and we need companies and private sector running the show. The PWD cranes can be replaced by companies set up by unemplo youth with the help of the government. No license raj or permit raj is needed now. Do you know something called "State Farm"? That needs to go - old Soviet era hangover!
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    1. K
      Karthik( a
      Aug 21, 2014 at 3:58 am
      “It is dangerous to hand over financial matters to Free Economy,” the Maharashtra Chief Minister tweeted that's because they are afraid that there will be no more chances to corrupt money and it will never cost any one not a single penny. Think before you speak and act based on what you spoke.
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      1. G
        Guest
        Oct 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm
        This is indeed a bold decision but it is in the right direction. Planning Commission is no more in fashion and most of its powers and functions are duplicated in Finance Ministries through new neo liberal paradigms such as Multi year budgeting frameworks and the project planning was made subordinate to Financial Planning. So, as a matter of fact modern financial planning subsumes the development planning (as it is, and was, called in 60s and 70s and thereon). So, PM Modi, in my view, is a visionary who took the right decision.
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        1. V
          vasantrao deshpande
          Aug 22, 2014 at 9:30 am
          Some thing will come out. Your suggestion to Modi Govt welcomed.
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          1. C
            Citizen
            Aug 19, 2014 at 10:51 am
            Only rusted and brain washed minds think so that is the reason why so many obsolete laws are on the statute change as per the requirements of the society and present day are top most for any law maker with vision so let us give a try to improve the situation and nation. Jaihind
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