National Commission on Population

National Commission on Population

National Population Commission is a commission of the Indian government. It was set up in 11 may 2000. It is headed by the prime minister with the Deputy Chairman Planning Commission as vice chairman. Chief ministers of all states, ministers of the concerned central ministries, secretaries of the concerned departments, eminent physicians, demographers and the representatives of the civil society are members of the commission.


The commission has the following necessary:

  • to review, monitor and give direction for implementation of the National Population Policy with the view to achieving the focus set in the Population Policy.
  • Encourage synergy between health, educational environmental and developmental programmes so as to hasten population stabilization.
  • Encourage intersectoral coordination in the planning and implementation of the programmes through different sectors and agencies in the center and the states.
  • develop a vigorous peoples Project to support this national effort.
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