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APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNS
AMITABH KANT TO TAKE OVER AS NITI AAYOG CEO
January 8, 2016
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1.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Amitabh Kant as the chief executive officer of NITI Aayog. The appointment will take effect after Mr.Kant retires from service in March.

2,.A 1980 batch Kerala cadre IAS officer, Mr.Kant is currently serving as the Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

3.Mr.Kant, who was earlier the CEO of India’s largest industrial infrastructure project – the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation – has been the Industry Secretary since March 2014. He has been steering the government’s two major campaigns to attract investments and create jobs – Make In India, which was launched in September 2014, and Start Up India.