No Terms of Reference in NITI Aayog Panel: Lal Thanhawla

No Terms of Reference in NITI Aayog Panel: Lal Thanhawla

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said the state government was in a dilemma after the Centre abolished the Planning Commission and created the Niti Aayog without making any terms of reference for the new panel.

Addressing the first meeting of the newly constituted Mizoram State Planning Board, Thanhawla lamented the Centre for discarding the Special Plan Assistance, Additional Central Assistance and Special Central Assistance, saying that it would cripple the economy and growth of many states.

"We need to have better planning to overcome the difficulties created by new system as introduced by the Centre," he said.

He said though the Centre has agreed to continue the 90:10 formula of sharing pattern between the Centre and the special category states on centrally sponsored schemes (CSS), the Centre has to be moved for continuation of projects which commenced during the UPA rule but were stopped by the NDA regime.

The state planning board should give impetus to the Skill development and infrastructure development, he added.


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