|Which of the following statement regarding the Planning Commission is NOT true?|
|1. It is body consisting of only specialists.|
|2. It has been regarded as a Super Cabinet.|
|3. It consists of both generalists and specialists. .|
|4. It consists of nominees of the National Development Council. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:|
A) 1 and 2
B) 2 and 3
C) 3 and 4
D) 1 and 4
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Planning Commission is an extra-constitutional and a non-statutory body. Copyright@www.examrace.com It is the supreme organ of planning for social and economic development in India. The Prime Minister is the ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission. The Deputy Chairman is the de-facto executive head (i.e. Full time functional head) of the Commission. The Deputy Chairman of the Commission is responsible for the formulation and submission of the draft of the Five-Year Plans to the Central Cabinet. He is appointed by the Central Cabinet for a fixed tenure and enjoys the rank of a Cabinet Minister. Though he is not a member of the Cabinet, he is invited to attend all its meetings (without a right to vote). Some Central Ministers are appointed as a part-time members of the Commission. Finance Minister and Planning Minister are the ex-officio members of the Commission. The Commission has four to seven full-time expert members. The full-time members enjoy the rank of a Minister of State. The Planning Commission has a member-secretary. He is usually a senior member of IASL It is also known as 'Super Cabinet' an 'Economic Cabinet' a 'Parallel Cabinet' the 'Fifth wheel of the coach' etc.
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