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Panel formed for overhaul of planning process in Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 13:

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has formed a committee to prepare a blueprint for the overhaul of the planning process in Odisha.

Naveen Patnaik
Naveen Patnaik

While retired bureaucrat RN Das, advisor to the State Planning Board, would head the committee, development commissioner UN Behera and additional chief secretary in the Finance department R Balkrishnan would be its members.

The planning process would be reformed both at the state and district levels to make it more people-friendly and create scope for use of professional expertise in the process.

The committee will suggest ways for decentralisation of power at the district level and identification of projects both at the state and the district level.

The committee will submit its report to the government in the first week of August, sources said.