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“A planning institution must be a systems crusader and a force of persuasion, not just a authority centre”, analyse the statement with reference to the role being played by NITI Aayog in the current times.

Topic:  Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.

5.  “A planning institution must be a systems crusader and a force of persuasion, not just a authority centre”, analyse the statement with reference to the role being played by NITI Aayog in the current times.(250 words)

Reference: The Hindu

Why this question:

The article analyses critically the role played by the planning body – NITI Aayog amidst the corona crisis.

Key demand of the question:

Explain in what way A planning institution must be a systems reformer and a force of persuasion, not just a control centre.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly narrate the situation in question alongside the efforts being made by the NITI Aayog.

Body:

To start with, explain what are the ideal roles and responsibilities that a national planning body must render to its country. Highlight the fundamental issues a national plan must address- such as the condition of the environment, the shape of the economy, and pace of human development, need consistent action over decades. Discuss in brief the role of NITI Aayog, bring out the lacunae. Suggest measures to address the challenges before it.

Conclusion:

Conclude that democratic governance is the need of the hour and the planning body must become a systems reformer and a force of persuasion and not just a control centre.

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