Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

PERSON AND PLACES

Dr.Suman K Bery has been appointed as the new vice-chairman of the think tank NITI Aayog who will assume the charge from May 1, 2022.

He will replace Mr.Rajiv Kumar, who submitted his resignation. His resignation has been accepted and he would be relieved from the post with effect from April 30. Mr. Kumar took over as vice-chairman of NITI Aayog in August 2017.

Dr. Kumar had done a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Lucknow University and a D.Phil from Oxford University. He started his academic career as a Program Coordinator at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Delhi during the period 1982-87. 

Earlier, Mr.Bery served as the Director-General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi during a period from 2001 to 2011. 

He is also a part of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, Statistical Commission and the Reserve Bank of India's Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy. He also worked at World Bank and dealt with the areas including macroeconomy, financial markets and public debt management with a focus on Latin America. 

NITI Aayog was formed on 1st January 2015, by scrapping the 65 years old Planning Commission with an aim to construct a strong state that will help to create a dynamic and strong nation. It is the country’s premier policy-making institution that is expected to bolster the economic growth of the country. 

   Important points for the exam:

  • Dr.Suman K Bery has been appointed as the new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, India’s think tank.
  • He will replace Mr.Rajiv Kumar, who submitted his resignation. His term will end on April 30.
  • Dr.Bery will assume charge with an immediate effect on May 1, 2022.
  • Previously he served as the Director-General of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

   Facts to know:

  • NITI Aayog was formed on 1st January 2015.
  • Chairman of NITI Aayog: Mr.Narendra Modi (Ex-Officio Prime Minister).
  • CEO of NITI Aayog: Mr.Amitabh Kant.
  • First Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog: Mr.Arvind Panagariya.
  • NITI: National Institution for Transforming India.
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