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PM MODI TO CHAIR 6TH MEETING OF GOVERNING COUNCIL OF NITI AAYOG VIRTUALLY ON 20TH OF FEBRUARY

PM MODI TO CHAIR 6TH MEETING OF GOVERNING COUNCIL OF NITI AAYOG VIRTUALLY ON 20TH OF FEBRUARY

Context

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog virtually on 20th of this month.

Details

  • The sixth meeting will witness the entry of Ladakh for the first time in addition to the participation of Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory.
  • This time other Union Territories headed by administrators have also been invited to join the meeting.
  • The meeting will also be attended by the ex-officio members of the Governing Council, Union Ministers, Vice Chairman, Members and CEO of NITI Aayog and other senior officials.
  • The Governing Council provides a platform to discuss inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal issues. It comprises the Prime Minister, Chief Ministers of States and Union Territories with legislatures and Lieutenant Governor of Union Territories.

About NITI Aayog:

  • NITI Aayog is a Government agency for formulating policies and was established in 2015 to replace the Planning Commission.
    • Chairperson: Prime Minister
    • Vice Chairperson: Rajiv Kumar
    • CEO: Amitabh Kant.

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