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Tag: Niti Aayog

Odisha Ranks 12th In NITI Aayog's Innovation Index

New Delhi: With a score of 12.66, Odisha was ranked 12th in Innovation in the India Innovation Index 2019 released by the NITI Aayog on Thursday. Odisha secured the 10th rank in the Enablers category while it was placed in 11th position in Performance with a score of 10.08, sources said. Odisha, however, performed well […]

Privatisation of Railways: Empowered Group Of Secretaries Formed

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide world class facilities to passengers, Indian Railways has started process for modernisation and privatisation at various stations and trains. In a major development, an empowered group of secretaries (EGoS) on Thursday was formed to chalk out a road map for developing 50 railway stations with world class standards and […]

Odisha scores 7th in Niti's School Index, fails in transparency

Bhubaneswar: Even as Odisha has posted a quantum jump in the Niti Aayog’s School Education Quality Index (SEQI) to secure 7th rank nationally in 2016-17 from 13th in 2015-16, the State’s school education apparatus seems in dire need of CM Naveen Patnaik’s  5T booster dose. The SEQI 2019 report has been released in New Delhi […]

Niti Aayog Aims To Cut Govt Stake In Select CPSEs To Below 51%

New Delhi: Government will start consultations soon with Niti Aayog and Energy and Petroleum Ministries to bring down its equity holding below 51 per cent, including change of norms and modes of doing the stake dilution in very few select PSUs to begin with. At the initial stage it will be 2-3 PSUs where government […]

Health, Export Key To Become $5-Tn Economy: Niti Aayog VC

New Delhi: With India aiming to become a $5-trillion economy by 2025, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar has said that the country needs to focus on making its people healthier, especially at the grassroots, and improve the export of goods and services. “Our children aged between 6-24 months do not get the nourishment they […]

Odisha To Supply Fortified Rice Under PDS In Malkangiri Dist

Berhampur: Odisha government has decided to provide fortified rice under the public distribution system (PDS) from January next year in tribal- dominated Malkangiri district, officials said on Thursday. The government has decided to launch the pilot project for the distribution of fortified rice rich with mineral and vitamin to address the problem of anaemia of […]

At least 7 districts in Odisha likely to go the parched Chennai way by 2030!

Bhubaneswar: As non-heeding to the warnings in 2010 made Chennai face the scary travails of a parched land in 2019,  the apparent date for a similar condition in Odisha is likely  around 2030, when its big coastal towns, including the Capital city, would go the Chennai way. The shocker here is as many as seven […]

Rahul Gandhi
Govt Advisors Agree India's Economy In Deep Mess: Rahul

New Delhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the government, saying that its own economic advisors have finally acknowledged that India’s economy was in a “deep mess”. “(The) Government’s own economic advisors have finally acknowledged what we cautioned for long – India’s economy is in a deep mess. Now, accept […]

Odisha likely to revive 'dormant' planning board

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is mulling to restructure the State Planning Board which has so far remained ‘dormant’ in the past several years. Sources said that restructuring of the planning board is likely to be on the lines of the Niti Aayog. Though it is still unclear what will be the revised structure of the planning […]

India has game plan for electric vehicles: NITI Aayog CEO

Ahmedabad: India has put in place a game plan for electric vehicles (EV) and its components like batteries to ensure clean cities, reduce imports and utilise solar power, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said here on Saturday. He said domestic battery manufacturing for electric vehicles provides a “massive market opportunity”, and also quickens the transition […]

WhatsApp teams up with Niti Aayog to help women entrepreneurs

New Delhi: India’s Niti Aayog on Thursday entered into a partnership with Facebook-owned WhatsApp to support the growth of a robust ecosystem to promote women entrepreneurs in India. Under this partnership, WhatsApp, in collaboration with Niti Aayog, will announce an annual calendar of events aimed at capacity building of the women entrepreneurs and evolve specific […]

Govt introduces monitoring mechanism to check performance of schemes launched to combat malnutrition

New Delhi: A monitoring and review mechanism to check the performance of several schemes launched to combat malnutrition in children and women has been started by the government, sources said. The schemes include Poshan Abhiyaan or national nutrition mission, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana a maternity benefit programme and Anganwadi Services Scheme. Sources said the […]

Ministry forms working group for WPI revision

New Delhi: The Commerce Ministry on Thursday formed an 18-member working group under the chairmanship of Ramesh Chand, member, Niti Aayog, for revision of the current series of the Wholesale Price Index (WPI). The base year for the current series is 2011-12 and since then significant structural changes have taken place in the economy, which […]

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant gets 2-year extension

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday extended the tenure of NITI Aayog’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant by two-years till June 30, 2021. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approvede the extension of tenure of Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019, i.e. upto […]

Niti Aayog's Health Index 2.0 nails Odisha's doc recruitment 'niti'!

Bhubaneswar:  In Odisha’s poor show in the Niti-World Bank Health Index-2.0 released yesterday, the total vacancies of doctors and specialists have played a key role. The index has clearly shown a deterioration in the indicator of vacancies in Odisha. A glance at the data available with the State Government reveals a shocker. An in-depth analysis […]

Odisha 3rd from bottom in Niti Aayog’s health index

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is among the six least performing States of India when it comes to health, revealed NITI Aayog’s second edition of the Health Index, which was released today. As per the report, the State registered a decline in the overall performance scores and among 21 larger states, Odisha ranks 3rd from bottom just ahead […]

'One nation, one election' meet starts, 8 parties skip

New Delhi: A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his ‘one nation, one election’ proposal began here on Wednesday, with eight key opposition parties staying away. Besides the BJP, those attending the meeting included Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Singh Badal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar, BJD President Naveen Patnaik, […]

Ahead of Union Budget, PM Modi meets key Secretaries

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met the Finance Ministry Secretaries along with Secretaries of few other ministries and Niti Aayog CEO on suggestions and roadmap for the economy and the upcoming Union Budget 2019-2020. This is the second meeting of the Prime Minister with key Secretaries after taking office for the second […]

Terrorism has shrunk in Kashmir: Governor

New Delhi: The incidents of terrorist activities have come down in Jammu and Kashmir as the people of the state are not giving shelter to militants, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said here on Saturday. Addressing the 5th Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, Malik said time has come to focus on development of […]

NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar's son joins Ola; could take leaf out of father's EV plan

New Delhi: Prashant Kumar, son of NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, has recently joined Ola as the Director for Public Policy. Previously, he was the Mumbai head of the US-India Strategic Forum during September 2018 to May 2019. Sources said Kumar, who holds Masters degree in Global Political Economy from University of Sussex, would […]

Fruitless to attend NITI Aayog meet: Mamata

Kolkata: In an indication that she would skip the June 15 NITI Aayog meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it was “fruitless” for her to attend the deliberations as the body has no financial powers and the power to support state plans. In a letter to Modi […]

No violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with PMO: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission said on Sunday that it has not found any model code violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to campaign. Answering a query here during a press conference, Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said that a standing order […]

Election Commission finds NITI Aayog VC guilty of violating poll code

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday found NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar’s remarks on the Congress’ promise of minimum income guarantee scheme “Nyay” as a violation of the model code of conduct (MCC) and asked him to “exercise caution” in the future. “The Commission has come to the conclusion that your comments […]

We will scrap Niti Aayog, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that his party will scrap the Niti Aayog if voted to power in Lok Sabha elections as it has served no purpose other than marketing presentations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “fudging data”. He said the party will restore Planning Commission, which will have renowned […]

NITI Aayog partners with Adobe to boost digital literacy, creativity skills

New Delhi: Government think tank NITI Aayog on Wednesday partnered with software major Adobe to develop creative skills and spread digital literacy among school children in India. The Statement of Intent (SOI) signed by NITI Aayog and Adobe as part of the Atal Innovation Mission will open Digital Disha Programme across 100 schools under the Atal […]

Niti Aayog pushes banks to pass on RBI rate cut

New Delhi: Government think tank Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday said banks are in a position to pass on interest rate cut benefits to the consumers and the industry. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had on February 7 announced a repo rate cut of 25 basis points, and so far State […]

Opposition fires salvo at State govt over NITI Aayog's SDG report on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day after the NITI Aayog released Baseline Report of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, the Opposition political parties on Saturday criticised the State government over Odisha’s poor performance in comparison to most other states of the country. Odisha secured the 25th rank in SDG Indian Index among all the states with a […]

Op-Ed: NITI Aayog is right: Farm loan waiver is indeed a ‘palliative’

It is competitive populism at its worst. After the newly elected Congress governments in the heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh announced waiver of farm loans, every political party is now jumping on to the waiver bandwagon. At the national level, the Modi government, which had resisted all pressures to write off agricultural […]

Will consider all aspects of farm loan waiver: Odisha Finance Minister

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the Odisha Congress has promised to waive off farm loans in five hours if voted to power, the State government mentioned that it is not competing with other States in waiving farm loans, rather considering all aspects before moving ahead in this regard. Congress alleged that the BJD has planned […]

Farm loan waiver just palliative, not solution: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: On Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s demand for loan waivers for farmers, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said farm loan waivers are just a palliative and not a long-term solution for the farming community. However, he said short-term measures might be required in some states that are facing real farm distress. […]

RBI not dependent on one individual: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: Downplaying Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel’s resignation, Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar on Tuesday said the central bank is a professional institution and is not dependent on one individual. “RBI is such a professional institution, a long standing institution that the business will continue. It’s not as if it is […]

NITI Aayog launches 72-hour hackathon to solve problems at school

New Delhi: On the Children’s Day, the NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched a 72-hour ‘Tinkering Hackathon’ for children to come up with innovative solutions for challenges faced by them in schools, especially on quality of education and safety. The winners of the hackathon, being held jointly with the Unicef, would be announced on November 20, […]

LIC Recruitment 2019
Paid internship for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission

New Delhi: NITI Aayog and IBM today announced a first-of-its-kind internship programme for students selected by Atal Innovation Mission (AIM). The internship will see 38 students receive a two-week paid internship, and 14 teachers from Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL) across the length and breadth of the country including from states such as Assam, Himachal Pradesh, […]

Paddy Procurement
Politics over paddy MSP heats up as NITI Aayog seeks data from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent Jharsuguda visit expressed concerns over the fact that Odisha farmers are not getting the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce, NITI Aayog has now swung into action and sought certain crucial information from the State government. The Odisha Food and Civil Supplies Department has now […]

Niti Aayog all praises for Odisha's economic development 

Bhubaneswar: Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajeev Kumar today praised the Odisha government for achieving growth at a rate higher than the national average. On the inaugural day of the three-day Odisha Vikash Conclave 2018, Kumar said Odisha has managed to sustain growth rate more than the national average of 6.7 percent which is indeed very […]

OPCC Chief targets CM Naveen over utilisation of DMF fund

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJD slammed the Centre for maintaining double standards in its much-hyped ‘aspirational districts’ programme, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik trained his guns on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over utilisation of the the District Mineral Foundation (DMF) fund for development of districts identified under the programme in the State. […]

NITI Aayog urges Odisha not to transfer district officials frequently

Bhubaneswar: After Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik gave the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council a miss drawing flak from various quarters, a new controversy has surfaced over frequent transfers of collectors and officials of the districts included in the ‘aspirational districts’ programme. As per reports, NITI Aayog has asked the State government not […]

Absence of Odisha CM in NITI Aayog meeting draws criticism

Bhubaneswar:  Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s absence from the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council held in New Delhi today drew flak from various quarters . While many non-BJP Chief Ministers including Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu and HD Kumaraswamy attended the meeting, CM Naveen chose to give it a miss. Instead, the Odisha government […]

NITI Aayog governing council meeting begins in New Delhi

New Delhi: The fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog’s governing council began here on Sunday to discuss issues including measures taken to double farmers’ income, progress of flagship schemes like Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. All state Chief Ministers except Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal […]

NITI Aayog Recruitment 2018: Know details and apply now

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: National Institution for Transforming India has released a recruitment notification for the position of Consultant on contractual basis. NITI Aayog, on behalf of UT Administrations i.e. Andaman  &  Nicobar(A&N) and Lakshadweep is looking to engage the services  of two (2) Consultants for  Andaman & Nicobar and two(2) Consultants for Lakshadweep for the PPP […]