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Amitabh Kant named Niti Aayog CEO

Amitabh Kant, Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), was on Thursday appointed the CEO of Niti Aayog. He will take over the new job after his retirement, next month-end.

The competent authority has approved the appointment of Kant, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, as the CEO of the Niti Aayog, after his superannuation in February-end, an order issued by the DoPT stated. “The terms and conditions of his appointment as the CEO of the Niti Aayog will be conveyed in due course,” it said.

Kant (59) has been appointed in place of former IAS officer Sindhushree Khullar, who was appointed the first CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog, a body that has replaced Planning Commission, for a fixed one-year term beginning January 1, last year.
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