of the Directive Principles of State Policy enunciated in the
Constitution of India is to promote the Welfare of the people. To
achieve this, Tamil Nadu State Government has undertaken planned
development in the State through various schemes, programmes and
policies. In order to help the Government in implementing its
policies effectively by more efficient utilization of the material,
capital and human resources within the State and outside, it has
been decided by the Government to constitute a State Planning
Accordingly, the State Planning Commission was first constituted in
Tamil Nadu by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister, Dr. Kalaigner M.
Karunanidhi on 25th May 1971 and continued to function under the
Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as an
Advisory Body and makes its recommendations to the Government on
various aspects pertaining to the development of the State.
State Planning Commission is headed by the Hon’ble Chief Minister
of Tamil Nadu as Chairman and consisting of Vice Chairman, Members
(Full Time and Part Time), and Member Secretary. Additional Chief
Secretary, Planning, Development and Special Initiative Department
and Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department are Ex-Officio
Members. The term of the Commission is co-terminus with the term of
the ruling Government.The Member Secretary is responsible for
administration in the Commission.
State Planning Commission’s Structure:
present composition is as follows:
Thiru. M.K. Stalin, Hon'ble
Dr. J. Jeyaranjan
Dr. M. Vijayabaskar
Sultan Ahmed Ismail
Thiru. K. Deenabandu IAS., (Retd.)
Dr. N.Ezhilan MLA
Padma Shri Dr.
Thiru.Ramesh Chand Meena, IAS.,
Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Department
Thiru T. Udhayachandran, IAS.,
Secretary to Government, Finance Department
Tmt. Sudha.S, I.F.S.,
Planning Commission’s Organizational Structure
Monitoring macro economic growth parameters like economic growth,
employment, poverty etc. and makes suggestion to Government on
restructuring existing schemes / programmes or to formulate new
projects / schemes / programmes.
Assisting the State Government in formulating long, medium and
short term goals to guide overall development, also to achieve the
targets set by the State under “Tamil Nadu Vision 2023 and
Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030”.
Accessing the timely progress and performance through various
Indices including the Human Development Index, Gender Development Index and other Sectoral Indices of relevance to State and in line
with the International and National Indices and Standards for
advising the Government for appropriate interventions.
Advising on Policy coherence, covering inter-sectoral,
inter-departmental issues and allocations, regulatory/mandatory
frameworks in achieving goals.
Nadu Innovations Initiative (TANII) scheme
Balanced Growth Fund (SBGF) scheme
Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board (TNSLURB) Activities
Administrative Structure of
Agricultural Policy and Planning
Education and Employment
Health and Social Welfare
Industry, Power and Transport
Rural Development and District Planning
State Planning Commission’s Special Programmes:
1. Tamil Nadu Innovation Initiatives (TANII) Scheme.
Tamil Nadu Innovation Initiatives (TANII) scheme was established to
make Tamil Nadu the “Innovation Hub” of the country and to encourage
a culture of innovation in the Government and Government Agencies to
address the processes and problems and to foster innovation through
a variety of promotional activities and funding support for schemes
and programmes. Subsequently, the detailed guidelines for
identification and implementation of Innovative Schemes were ordered
in G.O. Ms No. 124 PD&SI (SP.1) dated: 24.10.2014.
Eligible Agencies to submit proposals through the concerned
Administrative Departments are 1. State Government Departments,
2.Local Bodies, 3. State Public Sector Undertakings, 4. Statutory
Boards formed by the State, 5.State Co-operative Institutions, 6.
State Universities and 7. Societies formed by the State.
Since the inception year 2015-16 to 2020-21 (I Round),
State Planning Commission has recommended 330 innovative projects worth of Rs. Rs.696.90croreunder Tamil Nadu
Innovation Initiatives scheme for 30 Departments.
2. State Balanced Growth Fund (SBGF)
Vast disparities are in
key parameters of development across various regions of the State.
In order to bridge regional imbalances among inter-districts &
intra-districts, the State Government has formulated a scheme
namely, “STATE BALANCED GROWTH FUND”(SBGF) in the financial
year 2012-2013. Under SBGF, 105 nos of most backward blocks and
backward urban local bodies have been identified based on the
performance of the blocks/taluks/urban areas in the indicators like
health, education, gender, per capita income, poverty and
unemployment with the objective of bridging these disparities.
3. Activities of the Tamil Nadu State Land Use Research Board (TNSLURB)
The Government in the
G.O.MS. No:58, Planning, Development & Special Initiatives (SPC)
Dept, dated: 10.02.2011 constituted Tamil Nadu State Land Use
Research Board (TNSLURB) in the year 2011 as a permanent body in
State Planning Commission with a view to assess the Land Resources
and advices the Government in Policy interventions in the areas of
land and water resources.
It is also proposed to
conduct Seminars/ Workshops / Awareness Campaign and to commission
Studies on sustainable management of Land and Water resources under
the TNSLURB. The Land Use Division oversees the implementation of
the programmes of TNSLURB.