Amitabh Kant, the new CEO of NITI Aayog

January 2016, Appointment
In Brief:


The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Amitabh Kant as the chief executive officer of NITI Aayog. The appointment will take effect after Mr.Kant retires from service in March.

A 1980 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, Mr.Kant is currently serving as the Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
The Ministry of Personnel said that the competent authority had approved the appointment of Mr.Kant as CEO, NITI Aayog, after his superannuation.
Mr.Kant, who was earlier the CEO of India’s largest industrial infrastructure project – the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation – has been the Industry Secretary since March 2014. 
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