At the first meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Sunday, prime minister Narendra Modi will seek views of chief ministers and Lt Governors on Budget 2015-16, flagship schemes and infrastructure projects like rail and roads to put the economy on high growth trajectory.
“The prime minister will interact with the chief ministers on Sunday to know their views about the first full year budget of the Centre to be presented on February 28. Besides, he will seek their view on improving efficiency of the flagship schemes and processes to put India on high growth path,” a source said.
The meeting is expected to provide suggestions on setting up efficient processes and mechanisms for interaction between the Centre and states as also between NITI and other stakeholders to ensure synergy between different levels of government for a shared national development framework.
Government set up NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) on January 1 to replace 65-year old socialist-era Planning Commission.
The meeting is also expected deliberate on the stalled infrastructure projects, especially rail and highways, for the development of the hinterland.
The states have also been requested to give suggestion to make a success of the new central initiatives like Swachh Bharat and Make in India.