The following booklet titled “Planning Machinery should be placed above politics” was published on November 9, 1962. This document highlights the planning commission’s role in the several shortfalls and distortions in the Third Five Year Plan. The Five Year Plans have intended to deliver reliable future economic prospects by analysing the present and past socio-economic and political trends. However, despite the years of study by various planning divisions, research institutions, economists, and other Government Departments, the country has only been confronted with misgivings. The author mentions that a significant problematic factor in the planning prospect is the misleading numbers in the industrial sector- which is believed to have the most reliable data. If we could be led astray in such organised fields, it is not surprising that we have also been led down in other spheres. He argues that while we criticize the government, and rightly so, for the mishappenings and downfalls in the economy, it is necessary to hold the Planning Commission accountable. The commission is nothing but a concentrated version of the central cabinet. To improve the tone of planning, it is vital if the planners work in a more open environment, devoid of any political influence and pressure.