No funds till maya shows up at meet: plan panel
Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 17, 2010
The Planning Commission has decided to send a stern message to Chief
Ministers, who choose to remain absent from meetings to finalise their
states' annual plan.
The Planning Commission refused to finalise Uttar Pradesh's annual
plan without the presence of state chief minister Mayawati and has
postponed the meeting for the same slated for Tuesday.
Mayawati has not attended a single annual plan meeting in her three
years of being Chief Minister. In her absence, chief secretaries had
represented the state and the panel by member in-charge of the state
Chief ministers of almost all states attend the meetings called by
panel's deputy chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia to finalise the
annual plans. In the last two months, CM of over 12 states has
finalised annual plans with Ahluwalia.
This principle, of course, has not been applicable to Uttar Pradesh.
This time, Ahluwalia is keen to finalise the annual plan for UP. The
panel has already worked out a development plan for state poorest
The UPA-2 is keen to fasten the pace of development in UP, from where
21 Congress MPs were elected in 2009 general elections. The Congress
is looking at improving its performance in the assembly elections
slated for 2013.
According to panel officials, the commission has indicated to the UP
government that it would like presence of its CM for the meeting
saying even veteran leaders such as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Karunanidhi have attended the meetings.
Officials also said that no new date has been fixed for the meeting as
the panel was awaiting a response from the state government. The
Central assistance to UP for 2010-11 is expected to be over Rs 20,000
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