NITI Aayog lacks resources to handle technical matters: Parliamentary panel

Parliament house in New Delhi

New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has raised questions on NITI Aayog’s ability to handle technical matters like digitisation, setting up of tinkering labs and incubator centres with its meagre resources.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance in its report tabled in Parliament on Friday said: “The committee, however, are not sure whether NITI has the requisite expertise and adequate manpower to handle such wide range of subjects, including technical matters like digitisation, setting up tinkering labs, incubator centres etc, with such meagre resources at their disposal.”
The committee headed by Veerappa Moily said it would recommend for suitably streamlining the NITI set-up, so that they can play their designated role more effectively.
It noted that with the allocative role being taken away from NITI, the committee would urge upon them to refocus on the programmes and schemes meant particularly for the social sector.
The committee said it got a general impression that although various initiatives seem to have been launched by the NITI with much fanfare, the concrete outcomes expected from them seems to be missing.
The panel said that the NITI Aayog must focus on resolving inter-state disputes and conflicts between communities such as water disputes etc.
(With Agency Inputs)

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