Amitabh Kant further appointed as NITI Aayog CEO till June 2022

Amitabh Kant was appointed for a two-year term as the CEO of the public policy think tank in 2016 which was extended until June 30, 2019. This was followed by another two-year extension until June 30 this year.

The Centre has granted a one-year extension to Amitabh Kant, chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) till June 2022.

“The appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension in tenure of Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog for a further period of the year beyond 30.06.2021 to 30.06.22 or until further orders whichever is earlier…” his extension order notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training reads.

This is the third time that Kant’s tenure has been extended. A batch 1980 IAS officer, Kant has played an instrumental role in initiatives such as Make in India, Start-up India, and Incredible India. The Kerala Cadre ex-IAS officer has also been piloting the Union government’s ease of doing business initiative.

Before taking over as the CEO of the NITI Aayog, Kant was secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which has been rechristened as the Department for promotion and Internal Trade.