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TNPSC Indian Economy Study Materials - National Development Council

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National Development Council (NDC)
National Development Council is the highest body in India below parliament for decision making and examining the development plans, it was set up on August 6, 1952. 
Important facts to Remember


  1. NDC was set up on 6th August 1952.
  2. It is neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body.
  3. Recommended by: First Five year draft plan
  4. Composition
    1. Chairman: The Prime Minister
    2. All Union Cabinet Ministers
    3. Chief ministers of all states and union territories
    4. Members of the Planning commission
  5. NDC should meet at least twice every year. It means it has no maximum limit. At the same, the minimum number of times it should meet is 2 in a year.
  6. NDC was reconstituted on the recommendation of the Administrative Reforms commission headed by Morarji Desai on October 7,1967.
  7. Important Functions
    1. Prescribe guidelines for the national plan
    2. Consider the national plan prepared by the planning commission
    3. review the working of the plan from time to time
    4. recommend measures for achievement of the plan targets.

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