Sindhushree Khullar appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog

Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has appointed senior bureaucrat Sindhushree Khullar as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog.

She will serve in the post for one year starting from 1st January.

She is 1975-batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service’s (IAS) Union Territories cadre. She had retired from the service in March 2013. Earlier, she was member-secretary of Planning Commission.

Background

Union Government had replaced 6 decade year old Planning Commission with a new institution named National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) on 1st January.

This new institution aims to serve as Think Tank of the Government. Noted Economist Arvind Panagariya was appointed Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog.

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