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Planning machinery is required to ensure a system of scientific planning, monitoring and evaluation of the development plans, assessment of plan resources and optimal utilization at various levels. The State Planning Board is required to assess the priorities, challenges, suitability, possibility, viability, feasibility, direction, quantum and pace of developmental planning in the State.

The State Planning Machinery was established during 1973-74 with a small nucleus of Officers and Staff and placed under the control of Home Department (SAB). Later the Department was bifurcated from Home Department and placed under Planning & Co-ordination Department with the Development Commissioner as the Administrative Head during 1986. Name of the Organization Government of Nagaland State Planning Machinery, Planning & Co-ordination Department.

Since there has been expansion of Development Departments in the State and there are now 61 full flagged development departments having developmental activities. Planning Department requires liaising, co-ordinate and supervising development activities undertaken by various departments. Apart from liaising and co-ordinating with the Planning Commission and other Ministries at the Centre on all matters relating to economic planning and development in the State.

With the National Policy of Grass-root level planning, the Department has also established District Planning Offices in all the 11 Districts of the State and the District Planning Officers acts as Member-Secretary to the District Planning and Development Board (DPDB) in their respective Districts.

All the 11 (eleven) district are manned by the district Planning Officer along with a ministerial supporting staff. All activities of department in the district fall under their purview and functionaries of the department. The DPO also act as a co-ordinator with Head of department agencies for smooth conduct in the district.

The Department of Planning formulates Annual Plans and Five-year Plans under guidance of the State Planning Board and in consultation with other Departments of the State Government. The Department coordinates and monitors implementation of the Annual Plans as well as the Five-Year Plans. The Department administers important state sponsored schemes and also the nodal agency at state level for nationally important scheme.