Functions of NITI Aayog Current Affairs - 2020

National Data and Analytics Platform released by NITI Aayog

On January 23, 2020, NITI Aayog announced that it will launch National Data and Analytics Platform (NDAP). The Platform aims to democratize access of government data. In other words, the platform aims to make the data across all sectors coherent.

Highlights

The NDAP will act as a platform for different stakeholders to access data in an easy way. It will host latest data from all the government websites. Also, the platform will standardize formats in which data has to be presented.

The progress of the platform is to be overseen by an inter-ministerial committee. The platform is to be launched in 2021.

NITI Aayog

The NITI Aayog is National Institution for Transforming India. It is a policy think tank that was established to achieve sustainable development goals through cooperative federalism. Cooperative Federalism encourage healthy competition among states.

NITI aayog was established in 2015 replacing Planning Commission. Prime Minister is the chair person of NITI Aayog. It also includes governing council that is composed of CM of all states and union territories.

NITI Aayog has planned to implement Block chain technology in E-governance. In order to achieve this, the think tank has conceptualized “India chain”

3rd Edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be Organized by NITI Aayog

Third edition of Women Transforming India Awards to be organized by Government think- tank NITI Aayog on 16th December.  On this occasion NITI Aayog will also launch the upgraded portal of Women Entrepreneurship Platform. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will present the awards to the women. The theme for this year awards is – ‘Women and Entrepreneurship’ and 15 winners have been selected.

Women Transforming India Awards

The awards were launched in 2016 to recognize the exceptional women who are working hard and making difference in lives of others. It invites the stories of women entrepreneurs from the country, who are doing innovative work to address the key development challenges and impacting the communities.

The nominations of the awards were opened on the launch of Women Entrepreneurship Platform in March this year. The event will include panel discussions consists of entrepreneurs, investors, and experts.

NITI Aayog

National Institution for Transforming India was launched on 1st January 2015 to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and enhance cooperative federalism by increasing involvement of states in the policy making process. The initiative consists of 5 years road map plan and 7 years vision, strategy and action plan.  NITI Aayog replaced the 65 years old Planning Commission of India.

Functions of NITI Aayog
  • To enhance the involvement of States in decision making process by fostering cooperative federalism.
  • To promote innovation, knowledge and entrepreneurial support system through a collaborative community of national and international experts.
  • Incorporating National security in economic strategy and policy.
  • To maintain state-of-the-art resource center for best practices in sustainable and equitable development and promote good governance.
  • Formulate the strategies at village level and integrate these at higher levels of government.
  • To work towards the technology up-gradation for implementation of policies.
  • The design framework for strategic and long-term policies and monitor their progress.
Board of NITI Aayog

The board consists of a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Ex-Officio members, Chief Executive Officer, Special Invitees, Full time members and Governing Council.

Chairperson – The Prime Minister of India

Vice Chairperson – Rajiv Kumar

Chief Executive Officer – Amitabh Kant

Governing Council – All Chief minister of Stated and LG of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Special Invitees.