Amitabh Kant gets two-year tenure as Niti Aayog CEO

New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) Amitabh Kant, who was recently named as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Niti Aayog, will have the tenure of two years.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Kant as CEO, Niti Aayog with a tenure of two years, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said on Wednesday.

He will assume the post after his retirement as Secretary in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), this month end.

Kant, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, was in January appointed as first full time CEO of Niti Aayog.

The Centre had in January last year appointed former Planning Commission Secretary Sindhushree Khullar as the first CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog.

After completion of Khullar's tenure as Niti Aayog CEO in December last, Kant was given additional charge of the post.


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