January03, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh email@example.com
For over 10 years I had found Arvind Panagariya views to be ‘Weird or Lunatic’ and Commented on it as well.
In his own Writings – he claims to be leading a ‘Think Tank’ but has not reported even a Single Achievement – and I had already reported over 99% of its IDEAS directly or indirectly to be irrational. He claimed as Niti Ayog’s major assignment —
1. Promotion of cooperative, competitive federalism;
2. Assisting the central government in policy making;
3. and Serving as the government’s Think Tank.
First of all there is Absolutely No Cooperation & Competition in Promoting Projects and Programs. Think Tank in India today actually means Gadkari, Prabhu, Goyal, Uma Bharati etc – all Extreme Dullards. No Detailed Project of Even The Biggest Project like ‘Bullet Train’ is Made Available on Niti Ayog pages.
Second No One Cares about Niti Ayog – its role is simply to OBEY GoI Orders.
Third – Niti Ayog is not even a Rubber Stamp forget Think Tank.
‘He claims to have Inducted 45 Young Professionals and 12 Senior Officers from Outside But There Was No Transparency in Their Selection’
Arvind Panagariya is assisted by Amitabh Kant has ‘Economics Back Ground Qualification’ is top dullard, so don’t have to comment on it – was with DIPP for since years he has let down India. He totally failed as Head of DIMC Project or DIPP was unfit for Critical Assignment.
Ramesh Chand – Member of Niti Ayog after several decades of Experience has recommended in Publication on Agriculture –
1. ‘Contract Farming’ as the Most Important Initiative to Improve Earnings of Farmers.
2. Second Farmers should be permitted to sell directly to Factories & Exporters.*
There are 10 recommendations in all but—.
But Ramesh Chand Forgets Deliberately to mention that – Farmers Should be Supported to Store & Process Foods to realize Full VALUE ADDED Potential to triple their income.
*Food Processing Policy promotes ‘Food Processing Parks’ which means farmers have to ‘Transport/Deliver Raw Crops To Factories’ like Sugar Mills.
India’s experience of milk marketing, which ushered in the white revolution, offers interesting lessons for harnessing its horticulture potential. Milk and horticulture have lot of similarities. Both are high value, perishable, labour intensive, and income augmenting enterprises. Very stable and robust growth in milk production is attributable mainly to three market factors, namely, institution of milk cooperatives, complete freedom to milk producers and buyers for sale/purchase of milk throughout the country and deregulation of dairy sector.
He is Shamelessly Dullard & Dishonest. In the Blog @ Niti Ayog he acknowledged success of Cooperative Model for Milk Marketing that can be applied to Horticulture – and Agriculture also – but recommends ‘Corporate Farming’ > Primary Processing, Preserving & Storage Cost Almost Nothing.
2. Bibek Roy – Member – Though trained but Extreme Dullard like Arvind Panagariya – He can’t even see OPEN frauds by RIL operating 103 subsidiaries, holding equity in 150 or more Listed Companies etc. 300 Companies are advanced roughly Rs.40,00,000 Cr Plus EQUITY of around Rs.60,00,000 Cr by Banks and Financial Institutions like Insurance & Mutual Funds etc.
Ø NO STUDY ON GDP CONTRIBUTION BY 300 TOP COMPANIES.
I can’t comment on third Member because Nothing About his Recommendations or Blogs is available @ Niti Ayog.
Ø But Even Worse was appointment of Urjit Patel as RBI Governor with
poor show as Director of GSPC and Executive in Scammed RIL which acquired Oil & Gas Blocks but Scammed & Bungled in Developing Them. CAG indicted both GSPC & RIL for Scams. How can he manage RBI?
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India. Ph; 091- 9871056471, 9718280435, 9650421857
Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,
Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects
Niti Aayog At Two – Arvind Panagariya
It is performing vital functions that are fundamentally different from the Planning Commission
Niti Aayog turned two years old yesterday. The anniversary offers an opportunity to reflect on how the new institution differs from its predecessor, the Planning Commission, and what functions it performs.
Two key activities of the Planning Commission had been to prepare and implement the Five Year Plans and to allocate financial resources to states. Neither of these activities forms a part of the mandate of Niti Aayog. The Twelfth Five Year Plan, which will conclude on March 31 this year, will be India’s last Five Year Plan.
Likewise, Niti Aayog does not allocate any financial resources to states. The 14th Finance Commission raised the share of states in the divisible pool from 32% to 42%, leaving no additional funds for allocation to states through Niti Aayog. The annual resource allocation exercise that brought state chief ministers to the doorstep of the Planning Commission is now a thing of the past.
Among many functions that Niti Aayog performs, three stand out: promotion of cooperative, competitive federalism; assisting the central government in policy making; and serving as the government’s thinktank. These three functions complement each other instead of being mutually exclusive.
The Governing Council of Niti Aayog, which includes all state chief ministers and lieutenant governors of the Union territories, set in motion the first function at its maiden meeting on February 8, 2015. It appointed three subgroups of chief ministers to advise the central government on the subjects of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Skill Development and Swachh Bharat Mission. It also set up two task forces at the Aayog on Agricultural Development and Elimination of Poverty, with parallel task forces on each subject constituted in the states and Union territories.
Assisted by the Aayog, the subgroups completed their work and submitted the reports in relatively short time. The two task forces followed. The recommendations in the five reports have been either implemented or are under consideration.
The Aayog has also helped promote reforms in the states. It has formulated a model land-leasing law, which Madhya Pradesh has adopted and Uttar Pradesh has substantially incorporated into a preexisting law. Several other states are actively considering adopting the model law.
The Aayog is also leading a campaign to bring about major reforms in agricultural marketing. Furthermore, it has taken the initiative to help resolve and expedite decisions on numerous issues of states pending for months with various central ministries. It also identifies and spreads the best practices across states in various areas through regular interactions with state officials from relevant ministries.
In its policy making role at the Centre, the Aayog has taken the initiative to identify numerous sick Public Sector units for closure. Action on 17 such units is under way. The Aayog has also identified several functioning units for strategic disinvestment. Finance ministry must now move ahead with the actual sales of these units.
A big bang reform the Aayog has proposed is the replacement of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, by a Medical Education Commission Act to overhaul medical education in India. The proposed Act would require entrance and exit examinations and replace input norms in the assessment of medical colleges by outcome norms. A comprehensive National Energy Policy draft is ready to be placed in public domain for wider consultation. The Aayog is also working on the creation of 20 world-class universities and reform of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and All India Council of Technical Education Act, 1987. It has also championed the launch of Coastal Employment Zones to accelerate the creation of well-paid jobs.
As a part of its thinktank function, the Aayog has brought out a book of best practices, conducted workshops of state officials to spread these practices, collaborated with thinktanks, created the utility India Energy Security Scenarios 2047, sponsored policy research and published several occasional papers. It is also in the process of bringing out the 15-year Vision, 7-year Strategy and 3-year Action Plan documents.
It also organises the Transforming India lecture series featuring such high-profile speakers as Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Bill Gates. The Prime Minister, the entire Cabinet and the top bureaucrats attend these lectures.
The Aayog has also led the way for the creation of a vibrant innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country through its Atal Innovation Mission. The mission will soon establish tinkering labs in more than 200 schools as well as several incubators to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
Organisationally, the Aayog had inherited 1,200 positions from the Planning Commission, which it downsized to 500. Subsequently, it has taken the initiative to appoint approximately 45 young professionals and a dozen senior officers from outside. These additions have brought great energy to the institution.
When the Prime Minister invited me to join the Niti Aayog two years ago, the excitement of assisting him in the transformation of India overwhelmed the fear of taking up the challenge. I instantly accepted his generous offer. I feel proud, two years later, of what the hard-working staff of Niti Aayog have accomplished. I hope we can maintain this momentum as we step into our third year.
The writer is Vice Chairperson, Niti Aayog. Views are personal