Nominations and appointment process for the NPC
How will prospective commissioners be nominated?
All nominations should be submitted electronically by 10th February 2010. Prospective candidates may be nominated by organizations and associations or individuals and should agree to the nomination. Click here for nomination forms.
How will the commission be appointed and for how long will they serve?
Given that an expert commission is broadly the preferred approach and the need for the speedy formation of the Commission, it is proposed that the Presidency call for public nominations to the Commission and that the President appoints 20 Commissioners on the basis of their experience , knowledge and expertise in various fields. The aim is to appoint the commission by the end of March 2010 with an inaugural meeting planned for April.
The Panel of commissioners will broadly be an expert panel, which is also representative of the major social forces in our society. The commissioners sitting on the NPC should be knowledgeable and representative of the diverse views in the country, and also willing and able to work collaboratively to develop a coherent and consistent national plan.
The NPC will be a permanent institution with part-time commissioners. The mandate of the NPC will be updated and renewed periodically by the President. The Minister in the Presidency responsible for National Planning will chair the commission. The commissioners will be appointed for a period of 5 years.