Kumar quits as vice-chairperson of the NITI Aayog
Niti Aayog Vice Chairperson Rajiv Kumar has resigned from his post and will be replaced by economist Suman K Bery from May 1, an official statement said on Friday.
According to a statement issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has accepted the resignation of Rajiv Kumar and will relieve him from his post on April 30. Suman Bery has been appointed as the full-time member of the NITI Aayog and later as the vice from May 1.
It also said that Bery has been appointed, with immediate effect, as a full-time member of NITI Aayog on the same terms and conditions as are applicable to the position, and will take over as Vice-Chairperson on May 1.
Rajiv Kumar was the government think-tank’s Vice Chairperson since September 2017. Rajiv Kumar was appointed to India’s policy think tank five years ago.
Bery has served in the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and the National Statistical Commission, as well as being Director-General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. He also had a stint in the World Bank.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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