The Planning Department, Govt. of Manipur came into existence in the early part of the Fifth Five Year Plan. The Planning Department is responsible for the formulation of the Five Year Plans, Annual Plans in the State. The Planning Department is the nodal Department of all development activities in the state. It acts fully as the State’s Liaison Department with the Planning Commission, the Ministry of DoNER and the North Eastern Council. It is also acts partially as the Liaison Department with Central Government Ministries like the Ministry of Water Resources, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the Ministry of Panchayat Raj Institution and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Plan Expenditure). At the State level, the Planning Department coordinates all development activities of different Development Departments comprising of the State Plan, the Centrally Sponsored & Central Sector Schemes, the NEC Schemes, the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources, Externally Aided Projects (EAP), NGOs, Central Government Flagship Programmes etc.