NEW DELHI – “Do send me your ideas on what we want in the 12th five year plan,” says Dr John Dayal Member of the Working group on Minorities and Planning Commission.
He says, “Your ideas can be theoretical, academic, or based on your research or life-experience, and can cover livelihood, habitat, education, central services children, women, Dalits, tribals, other deprived sections, forests, mines, land, freedom of faith, languages.”
Spellign it out more specifically Dayal adds, “as long as there is a Christian perspective and as long as the subject is of relevance to our community and the nation at large you can email me at email@example.com.”
The Twelfth Five Year Plan will commence in 2012-13. Before the Plan itself is unveiled, the Planning Commission normally prepares an Approach Paper which lays out the major targets, the key challenges in meeting them, and the broad approach that must be followed to achieve the stated objectives.
The Approach Paper is approved by the Cabinet and the National Development Council which includes all the Chief Ministers of the States. It provides the architecture which is fleshed out in detail in the Plan itself.
To develop an inclusive and participative approach to the process, the Planning Commission has decided that the Approach Paper will be evolved through a web based consultative process in which all interested persons can participate. We have developed a multi-dimensional strategy matrix which indicates some of the key areas we need to explore. You may also send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org