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Prime Minister of India approved the reconstitution of government of India’s policy think tank NITI Aayog (or National Institution for Transforming India). The decision was taken ahead of first meeting of NITI Aayog’s governing council scheduled on 15th June, 2019.

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Reconstituted Panel

  • Chairperson– Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Vice-Chairperson– Dr. Rajiv Kumar

  • Full-Time Members– includes (1) Shri V. K. Saraswat, (2) Prof. Ramesh Chand (3) Dr. V. K Paul

  • Ex-officio Members (4) – includes (1) Rajnath Singh (Defence Minister), (2) Amit Shah (Home Affairs Minister), (3) Nirmala Sitharaman Finance Minister and Corporate Affairs Minister), (4) Narendra Singh Tomar (Rural Development Minister, Panchayati Raj Minister and Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister).

  • Special Invitees to NITI Aayog (4) – includes (1) Nitin Gadkari (Road Transport and Highways Minister and MSME Minister), (2) Piyush Goyal ( (Railways Minister and Commerce & Industry Minister), (3) ShriThaawar Chand Gehlot (Social Justice and Empowerment Minister) and (4) Rao Inderjit Singh (Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Minister of State (I/C) of Ministry of Planning).

About Niti Aayog

  • Established in – 2015 by replacing 65 years legacy of Planning Commission.

  • Premier policy-making institution.

  • Aim to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and to enhance cooperative federalism by fostering state governments’ involvement in economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach unlike the top-down model of planning commission.

  • Governing council is top body of NITI Aayog. It includes all chief ministers, lieutenant governors (LG) of Union Territories, several union ministers and senior government officials.

Role of NITI Aayog

  • To provide relevant strategic and technical advice to the government institutions at the central and state levels.

  • The matters related to national and international importance on the economic front, dissemination of best practices from within the country as well as from other nations, the infusion of new policy ideas and specific issue-based support.

  • The institution is also responsible for responding to the changing trends across the world in terms of policies and governance.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 26, 2019

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