The first Vice-Chairman of the newly-created NITI Aayog, noted economist Arvind Panagariya, took charge on Tuesday.
The NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khuallar and other senior officials briefed the Vice-Chairman about the newly created body. The government had announced the appointment of Vice- Chairman, 2 full time members, 4 ex-officio members (Union ministers) and 3 special invitees for the Aayog on January 5.
Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief V.K Saraswat were appointed as full-time members by the Prime Minister. NITI Aayog has replaced the 65-year old Planning Commission, a vestige of the socialist era.