Pana­gariya quits, Ku­mar new NITI Aayog V-C

India Business Journal - - NEWS ROUND-UP -

Noted econ­o­mist Dr Ra­jiv Ku­mar has taken over as the new vice-chair­man of the NITI Aayog. Dr Ku­mar, who was ear­lier a se­nior fel­low of the New Delhi-based Cen­tre for Pol­icy Re­search, has re­placed Arvind Pana­gariya at the NITI Aayog. Mr Pana­gariya had ear­lier said that he had dis­cussed with Prime

Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, who is also its chair­man, and re­quested Mr Modi to re­lieve him of his du­ties by Au­gust 31 as he was not get­ting an ex­ten­sion of leave from the Columbia Uni­ver­sity.

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