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Dr Rajiv Kumar named as the new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog

NEW DELHI:5/8/8/17: Economist Dr Rajiv Kumar was on Saturday named as the new vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, five days after the incumbent Arvind Panagariya announced that he would quit to return to academics.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Kumar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR).

Kumar is also a member of boards of several international and national institutions.

Earlier this week, Panagariya had announced that he would quit as the vice chairman of NITI Aayog.

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

 

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).

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