Tag: Niti Aayog

‘Upset’ Odisha to skip Niti Aayog meet at New Delhi

Bhubaneswar: A new tug of war has now ensued between Odisha and the Centre with the former deciding to skip the two-day meeting of collectors of backward districts convened by Niti Aayog to be held at New Delhi from tomorrow. Official sources said Odisha government is unhappy over the appointment of senior officers by Niti […]

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Now, Medical Graduates can't get licence to practise without 'exit' exam

New Delhi: Medical graduates willing to procure a licence to practise Indian medicine systems, including Ayurveda, may soon have to clear an exit exam, according to a proposed legislation on the lines of the health ministry’s National Medical Commission Bill. This is a part of a draft bill which seeks to create a new regulator, […]

NITI Aayog to hire 65 more young professionals

New Delhi: As part of its measures to engage people from outside the government system to enhance its work, the NITI Aayog is hiring around 65 young professionals to assist it in the day-to-day functioning and also three other key bodies, including the recently-constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. These professionals would also […]

Techies from IIT, MCA grads should be recruited as cyber crime officials: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: Graduates with specialisation in computer sciences and technological applications especially from reputed institutions like IIT should be recruited as cyber crime investigators, a Niti Ayog report has suggested. The recommendations in “Building Smart Police: Background into the needed Police Reforms” report by the top policy making body is a part of reformative measures […]

Agri sector didn't see reforms for 25 years: NITI Aayog Member

New Delhi: NITI Aayog Member Ramesh Chand on Friday said while every sector of the Indian economy had undergone some sort of transformation in the last 25 years, the agriculture sector was largely ignored. “In last 25 years, particularly since the beginning of economic reforms in 1991, we have seen some sort of transformation in […]

India needs large lithium-ion battery plants for EVs push: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: India is required to set up large lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) manufacturing plants to become a global player in electric vehicles (EVs) technology market, Niti Aayog member V K Saraswat has said. As the government is looking to give a major push to use of EVs, Saraswat said the main challenge would be in […]

Need more reforms for social equality: Manmohan Singh

Bengaluru: Advocating higher growth rate, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for more economic reforms to ensure social equality with inclusive growth. “We embarked upon economic reforms to open up opportunities to the people born without social privileges. I must confess that the process is not complete. We need more such reforms and […]

Debroy to head PM's Eco Advisory Council, Bhalla, Ray members

New Delhi: The Prime Minister has constituted the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) to be chaired by NITI Aayog’s member Bibek Debroy for analysing economic issues and advising on them, an official statement said here on Monday. Other part-time members of the council are Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Ray and Ashima Goyal. Ratan […]

Thalassemia patients demand free medicines, reservation in jobs

New Delhi: Members of the Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group on Saturday demanded free medicines for Thalassemia patients and reservation for them in government jobs. Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder due to which patients have to undergo blood transfusion every two-three weeks. the Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group, working under Thalassemics India, which is a 30-year-old […]

NITI Aayog releases National Nutrition Strategy

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog on Tuesday released the National Nutrition Strategy aimed at bringing nutrition to the centrestage of the National Development Agenda. The strategy lays down a road-map for effective action, among both implementers and practitioners, in achieving our nutrition objectives, the planning body said in a statement. NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv […]

Rajiv Kumar takes charge as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi: Rajiv Kumar, who took over as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog on Friday, rejected criticism that demonetisation was responsible for the fall in Gross Domestic Product growth and said it cannot be blamed for that. “Demonetisation should not be seen as the reason for the fall in GDP. There was a six-week period […]

12 women awarded for 'transforming India'

New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani and Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday awarded 12 women from different parts of the country to recognise the transformational impact of their work across villages, towns and cities. “Women Transforming India Awards”, this year, to promote equal opportunity of women, received 3,000 entries from across the […]

NITI Aayog to launch 'Mentor India' campaign

New Delhi:  Aimed at engaging industry leaders to mentor students in various schools across the nation, the NITI Aayog will on Wednesday launch the “Mentor India” campaign. The mentors under the programme would guide students at more than 900 Atal Tinkering Labs across the country set up as a part of the Atal Innovation Mission, a […]

Arvind Panagariya resigns as Niti Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi: Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he wants to quit and return to academics in the US. Panagariya, who has been on leave from Columbia University to work at the Niti Aayog, said in his letter that his leave was due to expire on August […]

India likely to clock 7.5% growth this fiscal: Panagariya

New York: India is likely to clock a 7.5 per cent economic growth in the current fiscal, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has said, even as he acknowledged that creation of “good jobs” in the country remains a big challenge. “For the current fiscal year of 2017-18, I expect that we will be back […]

Niti Aayog CEO meets Naveen over CEZ status to Paradip, Dhamra ports

Bhubaneswar: The Centre is mulling to establish three coastal economic zones (CEZs) across the country including one in Odisha which will come up in the combined area of the Paradip and Dhamra ports. In this regard Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant along with his team met the State government officials at the State Secretariat here […]

Niti Aayog to set up 1,000 more innovation labs this year

New Delhi: The Niti Aayog will set up 1,000 more Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL), meant to foster innovation, in schools across India by the end of this year to take their total number to around 1,500, a senior official said. The aim of ATLs is to “disrupt” the existing education system by fostering the spirit […]

NITI Aayog selects 5 states including Odisha for education sector reforms

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog has shortlisted five States including Odisha to provide institutional support under the Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital (SATH) in education sector. The other four chosen states are Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. The Aayog will select three States out of the five in the final stage and […]

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NITI Aayog to support AAP government's 4 infra projects

New Delhi: The NITI Aayog has chosen four infrastructure projects of the Delhi government and will help in their execution under its development support policy. Two of these projects are related to transit-oriented development – smart city at North Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh and ISBT Sarai Kale Khan in southeast Delhi. The other two are the […]

'India passing through biggest technological revolution'

New Delhi: India is passing through the biggest technological revolution which will make data analytics critical for delivery of services to the people, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Thursday. Leakages in government schemes are now vanishing and in due course all benefits provided by the government will go straight to the intended beneficiary’s […]

‘Odisha needs to incorporate reforms to double farmers’ income’

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government should take steps to incorporate farmer-friendly reforms such as establishment of suitable agriculture market and implement land lease norms necessary to double income of peasants in the State by 2022, said NITI Aayog member Ramesh Chand on the sidelines of a seminar at the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) […]

Naveen reiterates demand for SCS tag at NITI Aayog meet

New Delhi: Stepping up its effort to acquire the special category state (SCS) status, Odisha today once again put forth its long-standing demand at the governing council meeting of NITI Aayog here. Attending the meet, chief minister Naveen Patnaik also presented the development picture of Odisha under his leadership. “I demanded the same status at […]

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CM Naveen to attend Niti Aayog meet tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday left for New Delhi, to attend Niti Aayog’s Governing Council meet at the national capital tomorrow. The meeting will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Before leaving on a five-day tour, Patnaik said he will raise the issue of Special Status tag for Odisha at the meeting. […]

Odisha, Bihar get special assistance from govt

New Delhi: NITI Aayog today said the goverment has provided Rs 367.93 crore to Odisha and Rs 200 crore to Bihar as special assistance. “On recommendation of NITI Aayog, Rs 367.93 crore has been released today as special assistance to the State of Odisha,” the government’s think tank said in a tweet. “On NITI Aayog’s […]

Relevance of SCS status to Odisha has been lost: Panagariya

NITI Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya on Saturday said there is no relevance of special category state status for Odisha in the present scenario as the new policy on resources division between the Centre and States benefits the later the most

Odisha faces loss of Rs 1776 crore in central revenue: CM

Asking the Niti Aayog to declare Odisha as a special category state through a special dispensation, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday claimed the state would face a net loss of Rs 1776 crore in Central fund flow in 2015-16 despite increase in tax devolution

NITI Aayog sub-group discusses skill development

Promotion of skill development and creation of skilled manpower within the states were some of the key issues discussed today at the first meeting of NITI Aayog's sub-group of chief ministers on skill development

Modi pitches for making India a $20 trillion economy

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday called for making India a $20 trillion economy, while stressing laws must evolve with time and his government had taken several initiatives towards “transforming India”. Addressing the Economic Times Global Business Summit here, Modi said that small acts can drive reforms and there was no contradiction between doing big-ticket […]

Niti Aayog will help states select central schemes: Jaitley

Kolkata: The Niti Aayog will financially empower states as they can choose the central government schemes based on their requirements, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here Wednesday.

Arvind Panagariya appointed vice chairman of NITI Aayog

Economist Arvind Panagariya has been appointed vice chairman of the newly-constituted National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog