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  1. Rajiv Kumar named to be new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, will replace Arvind Panagariya

Rajiv Kumar named to be new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, will replace Arvind Panagariya

Economist Rajiv Kumar was on Saturday named as the new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, five days after the incumbent Arvind Panagariya announced that he would quit returning to academics.

By: | New Delhi | Published: August 6, 2017 5:46 AM
New vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, Economist Rajiv Kumar.

Economist Rajiv Kumar was on Saturday named as the new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, five days after the incumbent Arvind Panagariya announced that he would quit returning to academics. The government also appointed Vinod Paul, a pediatrician at AIIMS, as a member of the NITI Aayog, an official spokesman said. Kumar, who holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University, is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR). Earlier, he was secretary-general of FICCI and had also served as director and chief executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations.

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