- National Development Council of India was constituted on 6th August 1952. The Prime Minister of India is the Chairman of NDC and the secretary to the Planning Commission is also the secretary of NDC.
- NDC is also a non-statutory body.
- NDC approves the five-year plan. After its final approval only.
- NDC also evaluates National Planning from time to time.
Objectives of National Development Council
NDC has been set up with the following objectives
- To strengthen and mobilize the effort and resources of the nation in support of the Plan.
- To promote common economic policies in all vital spheres and
- To ensure the balanced and rapid development of all parts of the country.
Functions of National Development Council
The duties of the NDC are
- To prescribe guidelines for the formulation of the National Plan, including the assessment of resources for the Plan.
- To consider the National Plan as formulated by the Planning Commission.
- To assess the resources that are required for implementing the Plan, to suggest measures for augmenting them.
- To consider important questions of social and economic policy affecting national development.
- To review the working of the Plan from time to time and to recommend such measures as are necessary for achieving the aims and targets set out in the National Plan.