The National Development Council is an important organisation, whose main functions are as follows:
1. To evaluate the implementation of National Planning from time to time.
2. To examine the social and economic policies that influence the economic development.
3. To give suggestions in the order to achieve maximum co-operation of the people, improve administrative efficiency, suggest necessary measures for the developments of under-developed and backward classed and also to mobilise resources for national development.
4. To study the plan preparation by the Planning Commission and after mutual discussions give it the final shape. It is only after its ratification that the format of the plan is published.