Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension as Niti Aayog CEO
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was given a two-year extension at the helm of the think tank, an order by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension of tenure of Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog for a further period of two years beyond June 30 2019 i.e. up to June 30 2021, on the same terms and conditions, as approved earlier,” the order issued by P K Tripathi, secretary of the ACC, said.
Kant was appointed as the CEO of the government think-tank on February 17, 2016, for a fixed two-year term. Kant was later given an extension till June 30, 2019. Before taking over as the CEO of Niti Aayog, he was secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, which has been rechristened as the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.