Montek Singh Ahluwalia to discuss 12th Five Year Plan on Google Hangout
New Delhi, Mar 13 : The Planning Commission and the National Innovation Council will host their first Google Hangout on the 12th Five-Year Plan on March 15.
The hour long session on Google Hangout will be attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, the Chairman of the National Innovation Council, Sam Pitroda, the secretary of the Planning Commission, Sindhushree Khullar and members who will answer questions from the public and from an invited panel.
The aim through this interaction is to communicate details of the 12th Five-Year-Plan through social media platforms to enhance public participation and citizen engagement.
The Google Hangout takes forward the inclusive process followed by the commission in formulating the Plan. In formulating the 12th Five Year Plan, the Planning Commission consulted much more widely than ever before, underlining the need for a more inclusive and interactive approach.
During this process, inputs were provided by over 950 civil society organisations, multiple business associations, all state governments, local representative institutions and unions.
The plan has been approved by the National Development Council and the aim now is to share its vision with the country's citizens.
This is a first step in leveraging the social media for engagement on the 12th Five Year Plan, and over the next few months, the Planning Commission will publicise the content of the Plan on several other social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube on which it already has a presence.
The event will be streamed live via www.youtube.com/PlanComIndia on March 15 at 5 p.m.