NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog on Thursday released the two sets consisting of five states each shortlisted for final round of elimination for a total turnaround in health and education sector, which, beside Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, include Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka.
As part of the SATH (sustainable action for transforming human capital), the NITI Aayog is seeking to partner with states to turn them into role models in education and health sector. In the final round, the think tank panel will choose three states each for the programme.
NITI Aayog on Thursday stated that Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh are the five states shortlisted for the final stage for education sector. Karnataka, Gujarat, Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have made to the final round for the education sector, added the think tank in a media statement.
As many as 14 states had made presentation before the NITI Aayog on their willingness to take part in the SATH programme. The selected states will have to follow the roadmap decided by the NITI Aayog in a time bound manner. The think tank panel has said that it would work with the selected state for 36 months during which the turnaround in the health and education sector would be ensured.
The NITI Aayog CEP Amitabh Kant, Member Bibek Debroy and senior officials had gone through the presentations of the state governments to take part in the SATH programme. The NITI Aayog is showcasing the SATH programme as its endeavour to push the cooperative federalism agenda of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.
Incidentally, the NITI Aayog has submitted the roadmap to the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for the socio-economic development of the state by listing out measures that should be taken in a time bound manner. Punjab has also reached out to the NITI Aayog for a UP like exercise for the state.