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January 19, 2015

NITI Aayog : Important Details you should know


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Friends, In accordance with a key announcement made by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his Independence Day speech, The 65 year old Planning Commission was on 1st January 2015 replaced by a new body, NITI Aayog, which will serve as a policy think-tank for the central as well as state governments and have the PM as it's Chairperson. As this is a newly formed government organization, you will definitely expect questions from NITI Aayog in your upcoming Competitive exams and Interviews. So here are some important details you should know about NITI Aayog. Happy Reading :)

What is NITI Aayog ?

In Hindi, NITI (नीति) means Policy, And Ayog (आयोग) means Commission. So, the NITI Aayog would therefore mean :
  • A group of people with authority entrusted by the government to formulate/regulate policies concerning transforming India.
  • It is a commission to help government in social and economic issues.
  • Also it's an Institute of think tank with experts in it.
In English we can expand NITI Aayog as "National Institution for Transforming India Aayog"

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission was an institution in the Government of India, which formulated India's Five-Year Plans, among other functions. It is located at Yojana Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. It was established in accordance with article 39 of the constitution which is a part of directive principles of state policy.

After replacing the Planning commission with NITI Aayog, the government has archived the website of erstwhile Planning Commission while the new body will launch its own website in few days. The planning commission website has been archived and all related material can be accessed on

  • On 15th March 1950 Planning commission was established.
  • On 29th May 2014,  The first IEO (Independent Evaluation Office) assessment report was submitted to Prime Minister Modi, three days after he was sworn in. 
    • According to Ajay Chibber, who heads the IEO, views in the report are based on the views of stakeholders and some Planning Commission members themselves. Planning Commission to be replaced by "control commission"
  • On 13th August 2014, Cabinet of Modi govt. scrapped the Planning Commission
  • On 15th August 2014, Modi mentioned to replace Planning Commission by National Development and Reform Commission(NDRC) on the line of China
  • On 1st January 2015, the Government officially announced the formation of NITI Aayog

Important Points to Note about NITI Aayog

  • NITI Aayog - National Institution for Transforming India Aayog
  • Aim : To involve the states in economic policy-making in India. 
  • The NITI Aayog will have a governing council comprising of all State Chief Ministers and Lt. Governors and will work towards fostering a 'Co-Operative Federalism' for providing a "national agenda" to the Centre and states.
  • NITI Aayog will emerge as a “think-tank” that will provide Governments at the central and state levels with relevant strategic and technical advice across the spectrum of key elements of policy.
  • The earlier Planning Commission had a Deputy Chairperson at the helm, with Prime Minister as its chairperson.
  • The NITI Aayog consists a Chairman,  a Vice- Chairman, 2 full time members, 4 ex-officio members (Union ministers) and 3 special invitees.
Key People in NITI Aayog :
  • Chairman : Narendra Modi
  • Vice Chairman : Arvind Panagariya (took charge on 13th January 2015)
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) : Sindhushree Khullar
  • Full Time Members :
    • Bibek Debroy (Economist)
    • V. K. Saraswat (former DRDO chief)
  • Ex-Officio members
    • Rajnath Singh (Union Minister)
    • Arun Jaitley (Union Minister)
    • Suresh Prabhu (Union Minister)
    • Radha Mohan Singh (Union Minister)
  • Special Invitees
    • Nitin Gadkari (Union Minister)
    • Smriti Zubin Irani (Union Minister)
    • Thawar Chand Gehlot (Union Minister)
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  2. Excellent gr8. I'm jst thinking to ask you about this :D

  3. Satyannarayana YedlaJanuary 19, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Thank you.

  4. is neckite is good for PO interview or not.

  5. Abad jabad jaa Abad ja Abad ja alawala khonja

  6. mam pls provide todays ibps interview exp...plz iam waiting from the morning.......plz update it as soon as possible....plz...

  7. Thanks team for the effort.

  8. It'd be a lot cooler if they ask some questins from NITI AAYOG !!

  9. Thank you for the above article its going to be very helpful in the up coming interview :))

  10. Plz give this in pdf form

  11. Great job great amb team

  12. what is the purpose of changing planning commision to niti ayog...what is difference b/w them

  13. thnk u mam please give in pdf format

  14. Thanks.. morning only i requested.. n by afternoon got it..

  15. thanks for detailed knowledge

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  22. Ohh mai bhi aisa hi sochta hu .....are you any interviews. ..

  23. no.. yesterday i attempted niacl exam. in that niti related question was asked. 3 exams me iske baaare me pucha tha.. so isilye comment post karke request kiya

  24. Radhika, did you clear nia ao exam

  25. Kitna attempt tha

  26. 110 i think.. i didnt do quans section well.. so no regrets of my result.. :)

  27. Ohhhhh and what about ibps po 2014

  28. all those candidates who are having their ibps po interviews today kindly share their experiences and about document verification especially about obc(non creamy) certificate

  29. same story again.. attempt was around 85 i guess

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  33. :)
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  34. Thanks ....happy to discuss you. ...

  35. When repco will publish d results

  36. Last time after 13days the result was. Published

  37. A tie looks good on a candidate and indicates that you are serious about the interview. It shows that you took the effort to look presentable and professional. The panel will not reject a candidate if he is not wearing a tie, however they will be slightly inclined to take you seriously if you wear one. If you don't have a tie then don't stress yourself, just ensure that you look decent and smart in your clothes and give the interview with such confidence that a missing tie does not matter. If you have a tie, I would advise you to wear it.
    I attended the IBPS PO interview in January 2014 and every candidate was wearing a tie, one person was in a three piece suit. In December 2014 I attended SBI Clerk interview and few were wearing a tie while few were not. I wore a tie both times.

  38. Sahi hai tushar bhai

  39. That means result will b or may b this week r u from tn

  40. helo anybody from kerala done with ibps po intervw?

  41. anyone please tell me when SBI Ass PO result are expected????

  42. thank u shivani ma'am

  43. mam sbi assosiates clerk k liye kaise preparation kre?
    frnds pls help

  44. Big thanx...hv interview tomorrow.

  45. Ya I. Am frm tn. Urself

  46. Same how much u r expecting

  47. Same here ur expected marks.. boss adachu netla varum illla maillaya lvb mari fraudaa

  48. Same here wat marks r u expecting

  49. 157 attempts then its upto marks final wats Ur attempt?

  50. I think ibps conducting tis exam so. Result will be. Published ibps exam

  51. In clerk 180 nd po 154

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  54. copy - paste:
    Difference between NITI Aayog and Planning Commission

    Financial clout

    NITI Aayog - To be an advisory body, or a think-tank. The powers to allocate funds might be vested in the finance ministry

    Planning Commission - Enjoyed the powers to allocate funds to ministries and state governments

    Full-time members

    NITI Aayog - The number of full-time members could be fewer than Planning Commission

    Planning Commission - The last Commission had eight full-time members

    States' role

    NITI Aayog - State governments are expected to play a more significant role than they did in the Planning Commission

    Planning Commission - States' role was limited to the National Development Council and annual interaction during Plan meetings

    Member secretary

    NITI Aayog - To be known at the CEO and to be appointed by the prime minister

    Planning Commission - Secretaries or member secretaries were appointment through the usual process

    Part-time members

    NITI Aayog - To have a number of part-time members, depending on the need from time to time

    Planning Commission - Full Planning Commission had no provision for part-time members


    Niti Aayog - Governing Council has state chief ministers and lieutenant governors.

    Planning Commission- The commission reported to National Development Council that had state chief ministers and lieutenant governors.


    Niti Aayog - New posts of CEO, of secretary rank, and Vice-Chairperson. Will also have five full-time members and two part-time members. Four cabinet ministers will serve as ex-officio members.

    Planning Commission - Had deputy chairperson, a member secretary and full-time members.


    Niti Aayog- Consulting states while making policy and deciding on funds allocation. Final policy would be a result of that.

    Planning Commission- Policy was formed by the commission and states were then consulted about allocation of funds.


    Niti Aayog- No power to allocate funds

    Planning Commission- Had power to decide allocation of government funds for various programmes at national and state levels.


    Niti Aayog- NITI is a think-tank and does not have the power to impose policies.

    Planning Commission- Imposed policies on states and tied allocation of funds with projects it approved

  55. from "indiatoday"

    The body that replaces the Planning Commission has came into being on New Year's Day.

    "Delighted to introduce NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog. It will provide key inputs on various policy matters," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter on Thursday, the first day of 2015.

    He said the new institution will "emerge as an active and important institution that will play a pivotal role in India's development journey in the years to come."

    "NITI Aayog has been formed after a wide range of consultation with the various stakeholders including the Chief Ministers. A landmark change is the inclusion of all State CMs & LGs of UTs in the NITI Aayog. This will foster a spirit of cooperative federalism," he said.

    "Having served as a CM in the past, I am very much aware of the importance of actively consulting the states. NITI Aayog does precisely that," he said.

    Modi said that unlike the Planning Commission, the new body will not follow the 'one size fits all' approach.

    "Through NITI Aayog, we bid farewell to a 'one size fits all' approach towards development. The body celebrates India's diversity and plurality," he said.

    "A pro-people, pro-active and participative development agenda stressing on empowerment & equality is the guiding principle behind NITI Aayog," he said.

    "Through the NITI Aayog we wish to ensure that every individual can enjoy the fruits of development & aspire to lead a better life. A pro-people, pro-active & participative development agenda stressing on empowerment & equality is the guiding principle behind NITI Aayog," he said.

    "Through the NITI Aayog we wish to ensure that every individual can enjoy the fruits of development & aspire to lead a better life," he said.

    The body will serve as a think-tank of the government - a directional and policy dynamo, said a PIB release.

    "NITI Aayog will provide Governments at the central and state levels with relevant strategic and technical advice across the spectrum of key elements of policy, this includes matters of national and international import on the economic front, dissemination of best practices from within the country as well as from other nations, the infusion of new policy ideas and specific issue-based support," the release said.

  56. 180 in ass nd 155 i think n po

  57. I qualified for ibps clerk from Ap
    How can i prepare for interview

  58. How many posts ibps clerk 4

  59. plez provide its pdf format


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