Urban Development Management for the formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012 – 2017): Report of the Working Group on Capacity Building

The Planning Commission constituted a Working Group (WG) on Capacity Building for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017) under the Chairmanship of Dr. M. Ramachandran, Ex - Secretary (UD). The terms of reference for the Working Group are as follows:
 To critically evaluate the progress achieved under 11th plan in Capacity Building and set the goal to be achieved in 12th plan period.
 To estimate the financial outlay required to achieve the goal. To determine the gap in capacity in specific areas and suggest measures to remove them.
 To develop a set of clear deliverables for any capacity building exercise to ensure its effectiveness.
 To suggest measures to create adequate capacity for ramping up the e-governance programme.
 To examine the schemes currently implemented for capacity building and suggest their convergence to ensure a focused approach and to avoid duplication.
The Working Group met on 13th May, 2011, 10th August, 2011 and 14th September, 2011 received comments and suggestions from a small group of urban leaders and finalised the report on the basis of these deliberations.