The President issued a Notice on assignment of Ministerial Responsibilities (Instruments) vide Government Notice No.20 of February, 2008. This assignment of responsibilities and functions is a creation of the Second Cabinet of the Fourth phase Government.
As a result of that creation, the Planning Function has been moved from the Ministry of Planning and Economic Empowerment (which is now merged with Ministry of Finance to form a new Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs) to form a Planning Commission (Think Tank) under the President's Office.
As a Think Tank, the Planning Commission will work as a network of professionals with recognized expertise and competence in a particular domain and an authoritative claim to policy-relevant knowledge within that domain or area of concentration (issue area).
The Planning Commission is to be
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