NITI Aayog Reconstituted. Chairperson: Narendra Modi

The Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar addressing media after the 4th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on June 17, 2018. The CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant is also seen. (file photo)
The Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, Rajiv Kumar addressing media after the 4th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog, in New Delhi on June 17, 2018. The CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant is also seen. (file photo)

Government of India has reconstituted NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, the planning arm of the government. According to an official statement released Thursday (June 6), Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has approved the re-constitution of NITI Aayog as follows:

Chairperson – Narendra Modi

Vice-Chairperson – Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Full-Time Members

V.K. Saraswat

Prof. Ramesh Chand

Dr. V.K. Paul

Ex-officio Members

Raj Nath Singh, Minister of Defence

Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Special Invitees

Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways

Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways; and Minister of Commerce and Industry

Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Earlier, NITI Aayog had unveiled its national Strategy for New India, which defines the objectives to be achieved by 2022-23.

It is a detailed document across 41 crucial areas that recognizes the progress already made, identifies binding constraints, and suggests the way forward for achieving the clearly stated objectives.

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