An organizational structure consists of activities such as task allocation, coordination and
supervision, which are directed towards the achievement of organizational aims. It can also be
considered as the viewing glass or perspective through which individuals see their organization and its
environment. Organizations are a variant of clustered entities. An organization can be structured in
many different ways, depending on their objectives. The structure of an organization will determine
the modes in which it operates and performs. Organizational structure allows the expressed allocation
of responsibilities for different functions and processes to different entities such as the branch,
department, workgroup and individual. Organizational structure affects organizational action in two
big ways. First, it provides the foundation on which standard operating procedures and routines rest.
Second, it determines which individuals get to participate in which decision-making processes, and
thus to what extent their views shape the organization’s action
Role of Planning Commission in Planning Process:
The vision of the Planning Commission is to focus on socio-economic policy formulation and analysis
as well as on strategic planning. The Planning Commission is expected to be a center of excellence
and chief advisor to Government in matters of day to day economic management as well as medium
and long term socio-economic development.The role of the Planning Commission is basically
facilitation and stimulation of economic activities through analysis and articulation of policies to
promote and guide the participation of economic agents.The mission of the Planning Commission is
to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth and improve social welfare through proper
management and guidance of the national economy.
Role of Planning Commission:
Analysis and design of overall macro-economic policy.
Analysis and formulation of external sector policies.
Identification and planning of strategic public investments.
Articulation of policies and strategies for sectoral development.
Designing and carrying out studies and research focusing on aspects of economic
development deemed to need special attention – particularly on a long-term perspective.
Initiation and design of policies for human resources development.
Formulation/articulation of strategies for employment creation.
Facilitation and promotion of the involvement of private economic agents in the
economy. Formulation of policies and strategies for rural development.
Collection, processing, storage and dissemination of statistics.