Economist Rajiv Kumar Appointed New Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

Date: August 08, 2017

FICCI Asian Development bank

Noted economist Rajiv Kumar was on Saturday announced as the new Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog, five days after Arvind Panagariya quit from the post and said he would return to academics.

The government also appointed Dr Vinod Paul, a pediatrician at the AIIMS, as a member of the NITI Aayog, an official spokesman said.

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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 the FICCI and had also served as Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).Besides, he also worked at the Asian Development Bank, Manila.