Chapter 47: NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
was formed by executive resolution in 1952 hence it is
body nor statutory body.
Prime Minister of
India [chairman] and
includes all Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of all the States and Administrators of Union Territories and Members of the Planning
secure cooperation of the states in the execution of the
strengthen and mobilize the effort and resources of the
nation in support of the Plan
promote common economic policies in all vital spheres
ensure the balanced and rapid development of all parts
of the country.
functions of the Council are:
prescribe guidelines for the formulation of the National
Plan, including the assessment of resources for the
consider the National Plan as formulated by the Planning
make an assessment of the resources those are required
for implementing the Plan and to suggest measures for
consider important questions of social and economic
policy affecting national development; and
review the working of the Plan from time to time and to
recommend such measures as are necessary for achieving
the aims and targets set out in the National Plan.
recommend measures for achievement of the aims and
targets set out in the national Plan.
draft 5 year plans of the planning commission were
submitted for approval of
the NDC before going to parliament. NDC is listed as an
advisory body to the
planning commission and its advice was not binding.
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