Suman Bery appointed NITI Aayog vice-chairman
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After the resignation of Rajiv Kumar, the Government of India appointed Suman K Berry as the vice- Chairman of NITI Aayog.
Bery will take charge from May 1, 2022.
Kumar will be relieved on 30 March 2022.
Noted economist Kumar took over as the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog in August 2017.
Berry previously served as the Director General (Chief Executive) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.
He has also been a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, the Statistical Commission and the Technical Advisory Committee of the Reserve Bank of India on Monetary Policy.
Berry has also served as Director General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) from 2001 to 2011.
about NITI Aayog
It is the premier policy think tank of the Government of India, it provides directional and policy inputs.
It designs strategic and long-term policies.
It also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre, States, and Union Territories.
The Governing Council of NITI Aayog is chaired by the Prime Minister and includes the Chief Ministers of all the States and Union Territories and the Lieutenant Governors of other Union Territories.
It was constituted on January 1, 2015.
NITI stands for National Institution for Transforming India.
The Government of India constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission, which was set up in 1950.
This step was taken to better meet the needs and aspirations of the people.
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