The following booklet titled “Some Lessons of a Decade of Planning” was published on July 7, 1961, and was authored by Prof. R.K. Amin. The article addresses the following three aspects of planning and economic progress in India: the success of planning in India, how best can the economic situation be improved, and what could bring beneficial results. While assessing the achievements of economic planning, the author highlights the rapid growth of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) since the assumption of the Five Year Plans. However, he also brings to attention the backlog of unemployment, an intricate and persistent India post-independence. He mentions how planning resulted in Industrial, agricultural, and investments, all of which transpired into economic development. Further, the author assesses the changes brought due to planning before suggesting how economic growth can be enhanced. He emphasises the progress made regarding the availability of reliable data for effective policy formulations, changes in the philosophy and techniques of planning, etc. However, according to the author, there has been a lack in the organizational set-up of the economic resources. Hence, he proposes that the planning commission should only act in an advisory capacity devoid of political pressures. Additionally, it is vital that the committee accepts varying and contrary opinions instead of exhibiting its prerogative position. The Government should also restraint itself from undertaking various activities at the same time. The author finally shines a light on the controversy of economic planning and a free market in the context of classical economics and suggests what changes can be brought into the system.