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Khullar appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog for one year

Former Planning Commission Secretary Sindhushree Khullar was on Saturday appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed NITI Aayog.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2015 02:32 IST
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Former Planning Commission Secretary Sindhushree Khullar was on Saturday appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed NITI Aayog.

Khullar, a retired IAS officer, has been appointed on contract basis for a period of one year from January 1, 2015, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.

Khullar, a 1995 batch UT cadre IAS officer, had taken over as secretary Planning Commission in April 2012, and was instrumental in running the commission till the government formally announced setting up of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) to replace 65-year-old Planning Commission.

Noted economist Arvind Panagariya has been appointed as the first vice chairman of the NITI Aayog. Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief V K Saraswat have already been appointed as full-time members by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is the chairman of the body.

Panagariya and other members of the commission are expected to take charge on Monday as the government on Friday notified their appointment, NITI Aayog sources said.