The beta version has specials like blogs to be written by the NITI officials
GN Bureau | May 18, 2015
Nearly five months after it came into being, the NITI Aayog has entered digital age as Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, launched the beta version NITI Aayog website on Monday. The website can be accessed on the following url: http://www.niti.gov.in
The final website is under construction and will be updated soon.
The website has a unique feature of NITI Blogs, which will incorporate articles, field reports, work in progress, and opinions by NITI officials.
Otherwise it has standard fare lime details of the constitution, functions and current activities of the NITI Aayog. The reports prepared by the institution have also been shared on the website.
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Earlier, a parliamentary committee had recommended that the think tank be made an independent body and the ministry of planning be disbanded since it doesn't have much work.
The committee was chaired by M Veerappa Moily of the Congress party said "the time is opportune for NITI Aayog to comprehensively converge its respective mandate without losing focus on the objective for which it has been created."
The 12th report of the committee for the planning ministry said "in this context, the committee would recommend that NITI Aayog should be made an independent body while dismantling the ministry of planning as such, which is now left without any significant function or mandate."
The launch of the website was attended by its members Bibek Debroy and VK Saraswat and CEO Sindhushree Khullar.
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