The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A.D Shroff and was established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet titled, “Central planning and economic devpt ” was published in 1970 and was authored by Prof. P.T.Bauer. The author examined the concept of comprehensive central planning and elaborated on its crucial understanding by illustrating the purview taken by Professor Gunnar Myrdal. The author highlighted the approach as the state determinant for composing most of the activities under the crux. He further emphasized that the adoption of this planning has never served to raise general living standards. And lastly concluded with the stand of delegating the Government to develop a framework that would help in augmenting resources and forming liberal ideals.