March 3, 2021

Now, Planning Commission to hangout on Google

Planning Commission will host a hour long session on Google Hangout to communicate about the 12th Five Year Plan


NEW DELHI, INDIA: We have witnessed politicians using social media to communicate with the masses. Now the Planning Commission, along with the National Innovation Council, is all set to host its first Google Hangout on the 12th Five Year Plan on March 15, 2013, at 5 PM.

Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council, Members and the Secretary of the Planning Commission will attend the hour long session on Google Hangout and will answer questions from the public and from a panel invited to attend the Hangout.

“The aim through this interaction is to communicate about the 12th Five Year Plan through social media platforms to enhance public participation and citizen engagement,” reads a government release.

“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,” as per the release.

Over 950 civil society organisations, multiple business associations, all State Governments, as well as local representative institutions and unions have provided inputs as part of the consultation process initiated by the government.

After various consultation processes, the National Development Council has approved the Plan. The Planning Commission will publicise the content of the 12th Five Year Plan on other social media like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube. Other details of the event can be accessed through the website-

The event could be caught live via on March 15 at 5 PM. Twitter accounts of Planning Commission (@PlanComIndia) and Sam Pitroda (@pitrodasam) would also carry further details about the event.