Q. Which of the following is/are the principle/s of NITI Aayog?
3.Demographic dividend
How many of the given above are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] Only three

[D] None

Answer: C

Explanation: In carrying out the functions, the NITI Aayog is guided by the following principles:

  1. Antyodaya: Prioritize service and uplift of the poor, marginalized and downtrodden, as enunciated in Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s idea of ‘Antyodaya’.
  2. Inclusion: Empower vulnerable and marginalized sections, redressing identity-based inequalities of all kinds–gender, region, religion, caste or class.
  3. Village: Integrate our villages into the development process, to draw on the vitality and energy of the bedrock of our ethos, culture and sustenance.
  4. Demographic dividend: Harness our greatest asset, the people of India; by focusing on their development, through education and skilling, and their empowerment, through productive livelihood opportunities.
  5. People’s Participation: Transform the developmental process into a people-driven one, making an awakened and participative citizenry–the driver of good governance.
  6. Governance: Nurture an open, transparent, accountable, proactive and purposeful style of governance, transitioning focus from Outlay to Output to Outcome.
  7. Sustainability: Maintain sustainability at the core of our planning and developmental process, building on our ancient tradition of respect for the environment.

Source: Laxmikanth’s Polity