Who we are?
State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) has been renamed from State Planning Board, Assam by the Cabinet in a decision taken in its meeting held on November 9, 2016.
FUNCTION: The main function of the State Innovation and Transformation Aayog is to evaluate and monitor all Govt. Schemes both Central and State within the State of Assam. It will advise and guide in the areas of coordination and division of responsibilities as well as functioning between the State Government and the next layers of Governance, viz., Panchayati Raj Institutions, Autonomous Councils, Territorial Councils and the Councils for development of different communities created within the state. It will analyze and suggest improvements in the flow of credit and management of financial resources in the financial and banking sector in the state. It will guide the State Government on development priorities as well as suggest policy guidelines on identifying these priorities and coordinating with all departments of the State Government in implementing these priorities. In this connection, the State Innovation and Transformation Aayog should be guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the vision for the State of Assam. It can appoint consultants and fund studies and reports on various issues and also ensure implementation by departments concerned on the recommendations of such studies. It will coordinate and conduct techno-feasibility and viability studies and advice the State Government on critical issues such as regeneration of sick industries in the state, Industrial and infrastructure development in line with Make in Assam and Act East Policy, Revival of the tea industry, development issues within the Assam Accord and Management and development of river water resources. One of its main fuction is to advise the Government on whatever issues are referred to the Aayog.
ROLE: The Vice Chairman of the State Innovation and Transformation Aayog can call any officer of any department and discuss issues linked with its functions. The Vice-Chairman should be associated with appropriate State Committees or Boards in suitable capacity to allow him to discharge the responsibilities. He may be associated appropriately with the NEC and NITI Aayog.
RANK: The rank of the Vice Chairman, State Innovation and Transformation Aayog is that of a Cabinet Minister.