Get your voice heard discuss the key ideas of India’s 12th Five Year Plan, participate and engage with members of the Planning Commission. Planning Commission, along with the National Innovation Council, is hosting its first Google Hangout with the public on 15th March 2013 at 5 PM, it already started!.

Google Plus Hangout with Planning Commission of India

The hour long session on Google Hangout will be attended by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Sh. Sam Pitroda, Chairman National Innovation Council, Members and the Secretary of the Planning Commission who will answer questions from the public and from a panel invited to attend the Hangout.

The Google Hangout takes forward the inclusive process followed by the Commission in formulating the Plan. In formulating the 12th Five Year Plan, the Planning Commission consulted much more widely than ever before, underlining the need for a more inclusive and interactive approach. During this process, inputs were provided by over 950 civil society organisations, multiple business associations, all State Governments, as well as local representative institutions and unions. The Plan has been approved by the National Development Council and the aim now is to share its vision with the country’s citizens.” says the Official Press Release.

To ask questions and comments on India’s 12th Five Year Plan, use the event hashtag  #12thplan on Google Plus. Also users can watch the live hangout session on Youtube ( and follow them on Twitter (@PlanComIndia).

Government and other departments are leveraging the power of Social Media to connect with youth of India. Some weeks ago only India’s finance minister P. Chidambaram took part in a Google+ Hangouts to respond to citizens’ questions about the Budget and about a week from now Dr. CP Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway India Government will Hangout live with citizens and take their suggestions on highways safety.

Watch the live Hangout here

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