Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the seventh meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Sunday (August 7). The meeting will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center here. On the agenda of this meeting, inter alia, diversification of crops and oilseeds and pulses and achieving self-sufficiency in agriculture-communities; Implementation of National Policy on Education-School Education; Implementation of National Policy on Education-Higher Education; and urban administration.
“Now that India celebrates 75 years of its independence, the states need to be agile, resilient and self-reliant and move towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in line with the spirit of cooperative federalism,” an official statement said.
NITI Aayog said, “As part of the preparations for this meeting, a National Conference of Chief Secretaries of various states was organized in Dharamshala in June 2022, which was the culmination of six months of hard work by the Center and the states.
The conference was presided over by the Prime Minister. And it was attended by the Chief Secretaries of all the States and Union Territories as well as senior officers of the Central and State Governments.
It was also informed that the seventh meeting of the Governing Council would try to finalize a roadmap and outcome based action plan on each of the above subjects.
According to the statement, this will be the first direct meeting of the Governing Council since July 2019. This meeting is particularly important in the light of our entering the nectar period in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and India’s presidency of the G20 and hosting of the summit next year.
The meeting will also emphasize the importance of India’s presidency from the point of view of a federal system and the role of states in highlighting their progress on the G20 platform.
The Governing Council (Governing Council) of NITI Aayog is the principal body to develop a shared vision of national priorities and strategies with the active participation of States and Union Territories.
This Governing Council provides a forum to discuss inter-regional, inter-departmental and federal issues. These include the Prime Minister of India; Chief Ministers of all states and union territories with legislatures; Lieutenant Governors of other Union Territories; ex-officio member; Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog; Whole time member of NITI Aayog; And Union Ministers are included as special invitees.
It provides the most important forum for deliberations between the Center and the States and identifies key strategies for concerted action with a holistic government approach.
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