The National Development Council is not a Constitutional body.
The National Development Council is not a statutory body.
The National Development Council was set up in the year 1952.
The National Development Council was set up on the recommendation of the first five-year plan draft.
The National Development Council was set up through the executive resolution.
The National Development Council is an advisory body to the Planning Commission.
The recommendations of the National Development Council are not binding.
The National Development Council should meet at least twice every year.
The Prime Minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the National Development Council.
All Union Cabinet ministers are the members of National Development Council.
Chief Ministers of all the states are the members of the National Development Council.
The Members of Planning Commission are the members of National Development Council.
The secretary of the Planning Commission acts as the secretary of National Development Council.
FUNCTIONS OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL:
- The NDC provides the guidelines for the preparation of the five-year plan.
- The NDC considers the national plan as prepared by the Planning Commission.
- The NDC makes an assessment of the resources that are required for implementing the plan and suggests methods for augmenting them.
- The NDC considers the important questions of social and economic policy affecting national development.
- The NDC reviews the national plan from time to time.
- The NDC recommends the measures for the achievement of aims and targets set out in the national plan.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS GO?
Planning Commission –> Union Cabinet –> NDC –> Parliament
The Planning Commission prepares the draft five-year plan.
The draft is submitted to the Union Cabinet for its approval.
After the approval by the Union cabinet, the draft is placed before the NDC.
After the approval by the NDC, the five-year plan is placed before the Parliament.
With the approval of the Parliament, the draft becomes the official plan.
The Sarkaria Commission (1983 – 1987) on Centre-state relations recommended that the National Development Council should be given constitutional status under article 263.
The Sarkaria commission also recommended that the NDC should be renamed as the National Economic and Development Council.
The first meeting was chaired by Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru on 8–9 November 1952.
National Development Council was set up in the year 1952.
The headquarters of the National Development Council (NDC) is in New Delhi.
The Governor of the State is not a member of the National Development Council.
NDC is presided over by the Prime Minister. The Union Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers of all States or their substitutes, representatives of the Union Territories and the members of the NITI Aayog.