Niti Aayog: Introduction, Composition, Objectives, Guiding Principles and Initiatives

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  • NITI stands for National Institution for Transforming India
  • It was established on 1st January , 2015
  • Neither a Constitutional nor a statutory body
  • It is the policy “Think Tank” of Government of India
  • Promotes the concept of Cooperative Federalism

Functions on two pillars:

  • Team India Hub
  • Knowledge and Innovation Hub


  • Chairperson
  • Governing Council
  • Regional Councils
  • Special Invitees
  • Full Time Organizational Framework
    • Vice Chairperson
    • Members
    • Part Time Members
    • Ex Officio Members
    • Chief Executive Officer


  • To evolve a vision of National Development
  • To foster Cooperative Federalism
  • To develop plans for villages
  • To pay attention to weaker sections of society
  • To design strategic policy
  • To create knowledge, innovational and entrepreneurial system
  • A platform for resulting inter sectoral issues
  • To maintain a state of the art resource center
  • To monitor and evaluate implementation of plans
  • To focus on technology upgradation
  • To undertake activities for National Development

Guiding Principles

  • Antyodaya
  • Inclusion
  • Villages
  • Demographical dividend
  • People՚s participation
  • Governance
  • sustainability
Guiding Principles


  • Measuring performance and restricting states on outcomes in critical sectors
  • sustainable Action for Transform Hunan capital (SATH)
  • Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat
  • Development support services to states (DSSS) for development of Infrastructure
  • Public Private Partnership in health
  • Resolution of pending issues of States with central ministries
  • State human development reports
  • transforming of 115 identified aspirational Districts.