Planning Division works for Preparation of national plus-annual, Mid term Development Plan, Three year Rolling Plan and perspective for the economic and social development of the country in accordance with the socio-economic objectives of the Government of Bangladesh. It also works for annual development programs within the framework of national plan and formulation of policies for the implementation and impact of the economy. Stimulating and where necessary initiating project formulation examining and tendering advice on programs and projects with a view to determining their consistency with the national objectives
The prime functions of the Planning Divison are to ensure administrative support to the Planning Division/ Planning Commission. In addition, it looks after the service matters of the BCS (Economic) Cadre Officers of the Government. It also provides secretarial support to the Honorable Minister of Planning. Furthermore, it provides provides administrative support to the attached departments like BIDS and APD.