Evolution of State Planning Board

The State Planning Board was first constituted in September 1967 with Chief Minister Sri. E.M.S. Namboothiripad as its Chairman.  Four non-officials and four officials were nominated as Members. It was stated that the Board was constituted for the formulation and evaluation of the State’s Plan Programmes on a scientific basis. The Bureau of Economics and Statistics rendered research, library and administration facilities to Planning Board. Vice-Chairman and Non Official Members were full time.  

State Planning Board (1967-1969)

Chairman      

Sri. E.M.S. Namboothiripad, Chief Minister

 

Vice Chairman & Member 

Sri. M.K.Hameed   (Industries & Infrastructure)

 

Members

 

Prof. Joseph Mundassery (Education and Social Services)

Sri. T.P. Kuttiamu – Member (Irrigation)

 

Economic Advisor to Government and Member

Dr. K. Mathew Kurian   - (Economic Division)

 

Official Members

Minister for Finance

Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala

Secretary to Govt., Planning Department

Member Secretary      

 

Director, Bureau of Economics and Statistics

State Planning Board (1969-1972) 

The Board  was reconstituted  in   1969  with the Chief Minister Sri. C. Achutha Menon as Chairman, Minister for Finance and the Minister  for  Education and  Home and  seven  other  officials of the Government as   Members.  The  Fourth  Five  Year Plan (1969-1974) of the  State  was  given  a final  shape  by  this Board.

State Planning Board (1972-1974) 

The Board was reconstituted in 1972 by creating  the  post  of  a  part-time  Vice-Chairman, a full-time  Technical  Member,  a   full-time   non-official Member and Member Secretary who was also made Ex-Officio Additional    Secretary    to    Government, Planning  Department. Chief Minister Sri. C. Achutha Menon  was the Chairman of the board.

The Planning Board constituted 10 Steering Groups and 32 task Forces consisting of Government Officials, Technical Experts, Academicians, industrialists and notable Public figures, to prepare projects in development sectors.

The Technical Member in addition to other duties was assigned the special task of preparing project reports for (1) Cement factory based on lime deposits in Palakkad District or based on raw materials of sufficient quantity in other parts of the State and (2) a pelletisation plant based on the iron ore deposit of Kozhikode District.

State Planning Board (1974-1977) 

Under the chairmanship of  Chief Minister Sri. C. Achutha Menon, the Composition of the Board was enlarged in 1974 to include the Additional Chief Secretary to Government and Secretary to Government (Ex-officio) in charge of Science & Technology as members. In order to create a formal link between the Secretariat and the Planning Board for effective formulation and implementation of Plan schemes, nine of the Special Secretaries/ Secretaries were appointed as Ex-officio Advisers (Plan Programme) to the State Planning Board in respect of the subjects handled by them. The Planning Board was made a permanent major department of the Government in 1974.

Besides the Administration and Publication Wings, the Planning Board had five major Divisions viz. Economic Division, Agriculture Division, Industry and Infrastructure Division, Social Service Division and Evaluation Division.

Each division was assigned the task of conducting special studies relating to each sector, updating the basic data in respect of each sector and the formulation of medium term plans for the State. The emphasis was to build up in the Board the necessary expertise and specialisation relating to important sector.  This has facilitated the Board to highlight   the developments in each sector through its Annual Economic Review.

Few senior level posts viz. Chiefs for five divisions (Economic Division, Agriculture Division, Industry and Infrastructure Division, Social Service Division and Evaluation Division) were created and selection was made by direct recruitment through Public Service Commission.

The Board organised a four week course on Agriculture Development Planning which comprised 83 sessions covering 40 topics, for the middle level personnel of the Agricultural Department of the State. The course was repeated for a second batch of Agricultural Officers.

State Planning Board (1977-1980) 

The Board was reconstituted in 1977 with Chief Minister Sri. K.Karunakaran as Chairman and Ministers of Finance, Industries, Home, Education and Revenue as members,  a part-time Vice-Chairman, five part-time members and three senior Government Officials as part-time members. The Special Secretaries/ Secretaries to Government were continued as Ex-officio Advisers.

State Planning Board (1980-1983) 

 The Board was reconstituted twice since 1977 (in 1979 and 1980) and the structure of the board was composed of Chief Minister as Chairman, Vice Chairman and members. In 1980, the board was reconstituted with Chief Minister Sri.E.K.Nayanar as the Chairman. Till the reconstitution in 1980, the Member Secretary of the Board was also the Planning Secretary in Secretariat. In this board, however, the Member Secretary did not combine in himself the role of Planning Secretary in Government. Industries Division, Perspective Planning Division and Social Service Division were established as per the GO (Ms) 49/80/Plg. dt.07.11.1980.

The functions of reconstituted Board included the following:

·           Formulation of Annual Plans, Perspective Plans & Five Year plans

·           Render advice on economic policy & other technical matters as required by the Govt.

·           Elaborate Plan objectives and profiles in o long-term, medium-term, short-term plans.

·           To undertake an Annual Economic Survey and in depth studies on special problems demanding urgent attention.

·           To organise & guide the Planning Units at the District and Block levels and integrate District plans with that of the State.

State Planning Board (1983-1987)

The Board was again reconstituted twice in 1982 and 1983. Chief Minister Sri.  K. Karunakaran was the Chairman of the Board in 1983.

Chairman

Sri. K. Karunakaran, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman         

Sri. M Sathyapal,
Former Secretary, Government of India.
Sri. M. Sathyapal resigned on 10.01.1985. Board continued during the period 1985-86 without Vice-Chairman.

Members

 

 

Sri. M.S. Ram (Part time)

Prof. V.R. Pilla (Part time)

Dr. P.K. Gopalakrishnan (Part time)

Sri. G.P. Warier (Part time)

Sri. V. Ramachandran, Chief Secretary  (Ex-officio)

Commissioner, Economic Development (Ex-officio)

Member Secretary    

Sri. S Varadachary

Six high Level Committees on following sectors were constituted in October 1982 to assist Planning Board.

1.      Industry, Trade & Power

2.      Physical Infrastructure and Transport

3.      Education and Employment

4.      Social Infrastructure and Services (other than education)

5.      Land and Water Resources

6.      Mobilisation of Resources for development.

The objectives of these committees were to study the development so far made in the respective areas, assess the progress & problems of the State,  suggest objectives & profiles for development upto 2000 and indicate priorities to be followed & major programmes to be undertaken during the remaining period.

The Planning Board had constituted 38 Working Groups for drawing up the Seventh Five Year Plan (1985-1990) of the State.  The Secretaries to Government, Heads of Departments, other Government Officials, Specialists and Academicians, Industries, Scientists etc. were included in the Working Groups.  The Working Groups undertook a review and critical appraisal of the projects/programmes/schemes in operation in the Sixth Plan to decide the schemes which would inevitably spill over to the Seventh Plan and the provision to be set apart for such schemes.  Taking into account the resources available and the recommendation of the High Level Committees and also based on the reports of the Working Groups, draft proposals for the Seventh Plan were prepared by the Planning Board.

Besides the Administration Wing and Publication Wing, the Planning Board comprised of following Technical Divisions.

1.      Agriculture Division

2.      Industries Division

3.      Transport Division

4.      Social Service Division

5.      Economic Division

6.      Resources Division

7.      Project  Division 

8.      Perspective Planning Division

9.      Data Bank & Computer Division

10.   District Planning Division

State Planning Board (1987-1991)
 
The Planning Board has been reconstituted in September 1987 as follows.

Chairman 

Sri.E.K.Nayanar, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman 

Prof. I.S.Gulati 

Members

Minister for Finance

Minister for Industries

Minister for Agriculture

Chief Secretary

Secretary to Government, Planning & Economic Affairs Dept.

Commissioner  &  Secretary to Government, Finance Dept.

Member Secretary

Sri. K.V.Nambiar

 

An Advisory Committee was constituted vide GO (P) 73/87/Plg.Dtd.11-11-1987 to activate and improve the activities of State Planning Board. The structure and composition of the Advisory Committee was as follows.

Prof. I S Gulati, VC,SPB                                                       Vice-Chairman

Member Secretary, SPB                                                 Secretary

Members

·         Sri. V Viswanatha Menon, Minister for Finance                        

·         Dr.Ashok Mitra, Calcutta                                                                        

·         Dr.C H Hanumantha Rao, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi        

·         Dr.C T Kurian, Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Madras

·         Prof.T.N. Krishnan, Director, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram

·         Prof. Prabat Patnaik, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, JNU, New Delhi                                                 

·         Secretary, Planning Dept. (Ex-Officio)

 

State Planning Board (1991-1994)

Chairman

Sri. K.Karunakaran, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman

Sri. V Ramachandran.

Members

Minister for Finance

Dr. MS Swaminathan

Dr. V Kurian

Dr.PK Ayyankar

Sri. SK Sharma

Sri. NB Chandran

Dr. PS George

Chief Secretary  (Ex-officio)

Commissioner & Secretary, Planning & Economic Affairs Dept

Commissioner & Secretary, Finance Dept

 

Member Secretary    

Sri. K.V.Nambiar

 

The advisory Board was dissolved.

 Re-Organisation of State Planning Board (1994)

 As per GO(MS) 7/94/Plg dt.25.05.1994 the State  Planning Board was re-structured with Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri.K.Karunakaran as the Chairman and seven technical divisions viz.

1.    Plan Co-ordination Division

2.    Perspective Planning Division

3.    Evaluation Division

4.    Agriculture Division

5.    Industry and Infrastructure Division

6.    Social Service Division

7.    Decentralized Planning Division

As per GO(MS)19/93/Plg dt.16.10.1993 three posts of  chiefs viz. Chief  Transport, Chief Industries and Chief Databank & Computer divisions were abolished  in response to the report of the committee of experts, constituted to study the structure of Planning Board & suggest measures for rationalisation. 

 

State Planning Board (1996-2001) 

Chairman

Sri. E.K.Nayanar, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman 

Sri. I.S.Gulati 

Members                                                     

 

Minister for Finance and Excise

Minister for Industries and Social Welfare

Minister for Education

Minister for Food & Tourism

Sri. E.M. Sreedharan

Sri. Thomas Isaac

Dr. K.N.S. Nair

Dr. B.Iqbal

Dr. M.K.Sambamurthy

Member Secretary

       Sri. S.M. Vijayanand, IAS

 

State Planning Board (2001-2004)

Chairman 

Sri. A.K.Antony, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman 

Sri. V. Ramachandran IAS (Rtd.)

Members

 

Minister for Finance and Excise

 Minister for Industries and Social Welfare

Minister for Revenue and Law

Minister for Agriculture and Coir

Sri. C.P. John, Cheruvathur, Vazhuthacaud , Tvpm.

Member Secretary

Sri. S.M. Vijayanand,  IAS

           

State Planning Board (2004-2006)

Chairman         

Sri.Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman 

Sri. C.V. Padmarajan

Members

 

Minister for Finance and Excise

Minister for Education

Minister for Revenue

 Minister for Agriculture

Sri. C.P. John

Sri.  Philipose Thomas

Sri. G. Vijayaraghavan

Dr. Mohan Gopal

Member Secretary 

Sri. S.M. Vijayanand IAS

 

State Planning Board (2006-2011)

Chairman   

Sri. V.S. Achuthanandan, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman 

Dr. Prabhath Patnaik

Members

 

Dr. T.M. Thomas Issac, Minister for Finance

Sri. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Minister for Home and Tourism

Sri. C. Divakaran, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies and Animal Husbandry

Adv. Mathew T. Thomas, Minister for Transport

Sri. P.J. Joseph, Minister for Works

Sri. N.K. Premachandran, Minister for Water Resources

Sri. P.V. Unnikrishnan, Pangappara.P.O, Tvpm – 695581

Dr. K.N. Harilal, Sasthamangalam.P.O, Tvpm – 695010

Dr. Mridul Eapen, Chalakuzhi Road,  Pattom. P.O., Tvpm – 695004

Sri. C.P. Narayanan, Vattiyoorkavu, Tvpm – 695013

Dr. K. Ramachandran Nair, Vazhuthakad,  Tvpm  - 695014

Member Secretary 

Sri. S.M. Vijayanand  IAS

 

Sri.Teeka Ram Meena IAS (10.07.07 to 26.03.11)

Permanent Invitees                      

Chief Secretary,
Principal Secretary, Finance   Department

Advisers

 

Dr. Sushil Khanna, Indian Institute of  Management, Diamond Harbour Road, Calcutta – 700104

Dr. K.K. Subrahmanyan, “ Supadma” , TC-6/157, Prasanth Nagar Road,  Ullor, Tvpm – 695011

Dr. C. Chandrasekhar, 1318, Puruvanchal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067

Dr. K.K. George, Centre for Socio-Economic and Environment Studies (CSES), Khadi Federation  Building, NH Bye-pass, Padivattom, Kochi- 24

Dr. M.A. Oommen, Senior Fellow, ISs, TC-4/2376, Vikrampuram Hills, Kowdiar, P.O,  Thiruvananthapuram – 3

Dr. Vendetesh Athreya, Programme Director, Food Security Studies, M.S. Swaminathan Research  Foundation, Third Cross Street, Tharaman Institutional Area, Chennai – 600113

 

Apart  from the Member Ministers, there were five nominated members in this Board. 

 

State Planning Board (2011-2016)

Chairman

Sri. Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman

Sri.K.M.Chandrasekhar

Members

Sri. K.M.Mani, Minister for Finance, Law & Housing

Sri.P.K.Kunhalikutty, Minister for Industries, IT & Urban Affairs

Sri.K.C.Joseph, Minister for Rural Development, Planning & Culture

Sri.Aryadan Muhammed, Minister for Power

Sri.K.P.Mohanan, Minister for Agriculture, AH & Printing & Stationery

Sri. Tarun Das (Part time), CII House, Npo.172, Jorbagh, NewDelhi

Sri. E.Sreedharan (Part time), MD, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Metro Bhavan, NewDelhi

Sri. Vijaya Raghavan (Part time), H-29, Lakshmipriya, Chembaka Nagar, Bakery Junction, Thiruvananthapuram

Sri. C.P. John (Full time), Cheruvathoor, Womens College Lane(A),  Vazhuthacaud, Thycaud PO, Thiruvananthapuram

Member Secretary

Sri. Subrato Biswas IAS (27.03.2011-23.08.2012)


Sri. V.S.Senthil IAS (24.08.2012-22.05.2013)

 

Smt. Rachna Shah IAS(01.06.2013-06.08.2013)       

                             

Dr.Anuradha Balaram IES (07.08.2013-06.04.2015)

 

Dr. Alok Sheel IAS (06.04.2015 - 31.05.2016)

Permanent Invitees

Secretary, Planning Department

Chief Secretary

Principal Secretary, Finance Department

 

State Planning Board (2016-2021)

Chairman

Sri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister

Vice Chairman

Dr. V.K. Ramachandran

Members

1   Sri. E. Chandrasekharan, Minister for Revenue & Housing.

2   Adv. Mathew T. Thomas, Minister for Water Resources.

3   Sri. A. K. Saseendran, Minister for Transport.

4   Sri .Ramachandran Kadannappalli, Minister for Ports, Museum, Archaeology & Archives

5  Dr. T. M. Thomas Isac, Minister for Finance.

6  Sri. T. Jayaraman, Professor, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

7  Sri. R. Ramakumar, Professor & Dean,  School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

8  Sri. Jayan Jose Thomas, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

9  Sri. K. N. Harilal, Professor, Centre for Development Studies,  Thiruvananthapuram.

10 Dr. B. Ekbal, Kazhuvelil House, Arppookkara East, Kottayam-686008.

11 Dr. K. Raviraman, Senior Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi.

12 Dr. Mridul Eappen, Honorary Fellow,  Centre for Development Studies,  Thiruvananthapuram.

Member Secretary

 

Sri. V.S.Senthil IAS (01.06.2016)                     

 

Permanent Invitees

Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala.

Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department

 

 

 

Vice Chairmen

Name
From
To
Sri.K.T.CHANDY 28.04.1972 26.06.1980
Sri.M.J.K.THAVARAJ 25.09.1980 31.11.1981
Sri.M.S.RAM 30.07.1982 18.10.1983
Sri.M.SATHYAPAL 18.10.1983 10.01.1985
Prof.I.S.GULATI 23.09.1987 13.09.1992
Sri.V.RAMACHANDRAN, I.A.S (Rtd) 13.09.1992 April 1996
Prof.I.S.GULATI May 1996 May 2001
Sri.V.RAMACHANDRAN, I.A.S(Rtd) 21.07.2001 22.03.2005
SRI.C.V.PADMARAJAN 23.03.2005 16.05.2006
Prof. PRABHAT PATNAIK 22.06.2006 15.05.2011
Sri. K.M.CHANDRASEKHAR 27.06.2011  

.

Member Secretaries

Name
From
To
Dr.P.K.GOPALAKRISHNAN 28.04.1972 26.06.1980
Sri.K.V.NAMBIAR , I.A.S 25.09.1980 31.11.1981
Sri. GOPALAKRISHNAN (In Charge) 30.07.1982 18.10.1983
Sri. K. V. NAMBIAR, I.A.S 18.10.1983 10.01.1985
Sri. S. VARADACHARY,  I.A.S 23.09.1987 13.09.1992
Sri. K. V. NAMBIAR,  I.A.S 13.09.1992 April 1996
Sri. A. M. SALIM (In Charge) May 1996 May 2001
Sri. V. KRISHNA MURTHY I.A.S 21.07.2001 22.03.2005

Sri. A. M. SALIM (In Charge)

02.07.1991

04.07.1991

Sri. RAMACHANDRAN, I.A.S

04.07.1991

13.08.1991

Sri. K. MOHANANCHANDRAN, I.A.S

17.08.1991

18.09.1991

Sri. K. V. NAMBIAR, I.A.S

19.09.1991

06.06.1996

Sri. K.N. KURUP (In Charge)

06.06.1996

24.07.1996

Sri. P. K. SIVANANDAN, I.A.S

24.07.1996

06.12.1997

Sri. K.N. KURUP

06.12.1997

20.03.2001

Sri. K. MOHANDAS, I.A.S

20.03.2001

11.06.2001

Sri. S.M. VIJAYANAND, I.A.S

11.06.2001

31.08.2005

Sri.V.M. VIJAYARAGHAVA MENON,  I.A.S

01.09.2005

15.10.2005

Dr. S. VENKETESWARAN (In Charge)

15.10.2005

26.07.2006

Dr. ALOK SHEEL, I.A.S

27.07.2006

30.06.2007

Sri.TEEKA RAM MEENA, I.A.S

10.07.2007

26.03.2011

Sri. SUBRATHA BISWAS, I.A.S

27.03.2011

24.08.2012

Sri. V.S SENTHIL, I.A.S

24.08.2012

22.05.2013

Smt. RACHNA SHAH, I.A.S

01.06.2013

06.08.2013

Dr. ANURADHA BALARAM, I.E.S

07.08.2013

06.04.2015

Dr. ALOK SHEEL, I.A.S

06.04.2015

31.05.2016

Sri. V.S. SENTHIL I.A.S

02.06.2016

 23.07.2017

Dr SHARMILA MARY JOSEPH

24.07.2017