NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension up to June 2021 as Cabinet's appointments panel gives nod

He was appointed as the CEO of the NITI Aayog on 17 February 2016, for a fixed two-year term.

Press Trust of India June 26, 2019 18:51:44 IST
NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets two-year extension up to June 2021 as Cabinet's appointments panel gives nod
  • The appointments committee of the Cabinet approved the extension of Kant's tenure

  • Before becoming CEO of NITI Aayog, he was secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

New Delhi: Amitabh Kant was on Wednesday given a two-year extension as chief executive officer (CEO) of the NITI Aayog, an official order said.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets twoyear extension up to June 2021 as Cabinets appointments panel gives nod

A file photo of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. PTI

The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of Kant's tenure for a further period of two years beyond 30 June 2019, which is up to 30 June 2021, on the same terms and conditions, the personnel ministry said in the order.

He was appointed as the CEO of the government think-tank on 17 February 2016, for a fixed two-year term.

Kant was later given an extension till 30 June 2019.

Before taking over as the CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), he was secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which has been rechristened as the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.

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