DFI`ans view regarding National Advisory Council hi dfi`ans i want to know all your views about regarding National Advisory Council . my view is that is an extra-constitutional body which overrides functioning.i see it as an private cabinet arranged by congreess to show/retain its left leaning or pro-poor image.it is full of people who have left leaning attitudes where they calls for more government interfernce in running the system.all though those which constitutes NAC have previliged but they doesnt have any responsibilities whatsoever . if any thing that happens its union cabinet which has to answer , but what about this nac.at present there is difference resolving mechanism between NAC and unoin council even though what has been passed by NAC has to be completely endrosed by union cabinet with little modifications but i doubt this would continue in future,in future whatever endrosed by nac(if and when congrees comes to power) has to be necessarily passed by union cabinet even if no-one agrees (how cab any congreesmen displease Smt sonia gandhi). except for RIGHT TO INFORMATION i hardly found anything which is good for public, all those schemes are adding burden on either national expenditure or state expenditure and as we know most of indian state are only show much burrened by stupid previous policies then how can they add new burdens to their expenditure . plz post your views . thanking u. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ positing form wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Advisory_Council#Criticisms The National Advisory Council of India is an advisory body set up to monitor the implementation of the UPA government's manifesto, the Common Minimum Programme(CMP). It is a brainchild of Congress party president, Sonia Gandhi. It is also informally called as UPA's Planning Commission for social agenda. On 23 March 2006, Sonia gandhi had resigned from the post of chairmanship of the NAC after Office of profit controversy. On 29 March 2010, she was back as the chairperson of NAC. The NAC - II is a mix of activists, retired bureaucrats, economists, politicians and an industrialist. Sonia Gandhi - Chairman Prof. M.S. Swaminathan - Agricultural scientist and MP Dr. Ram Dayal Munda - MP Aruna Roy - Retired bureaucrat Jean Dreze - Development economist Narendra Jadhav - former bureaucrat & Member, Planning Commission Harsh Mander - Retired Bureaucrat Prof. Pramod Tandon - Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University Deep Joshi - Social activist Madhav Gadgil - Social activist Farah Naqvi - Social activist Dr. N. C. Saxena - former bureaucrat Anu Aga - Businesswoman A. K. Shiva Kumar - Economist Mirai Chatterjee - Coordinator, SEWA, Ahmedabad The NAC secretariat has Rita Sharma as its Secretary.(which one of them is industrialist here ) Focus areas Natural resource management, including revitalisation of agriculture, Development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Welfare of minorities Poverty elimination and employment generation Land rights and land reforms Right to education, disadvantaged children Health security and medical insurance Social security and safety net for the disadvantaged groups Urban poverty Development of the northeast Special Component plan for Scheduled Castes and the tribal sub-plan for Scheduled Tribes. Achievements NREGA Right to Information Act The RTE act neglected the constitutional rights of tribal councils in north east India, which are the bodies having controlling powers over Elementary Education in their respective areas. Criticisms:The NAC has been criticized by opposition parties and scholars as not in keeping with India's constitution, and that it would emerge as an alternative, unelected cabinet, particularly given Mrs. Gandhi's political standing.