Parameswaran Iyer appointed as Niti Aayog CEO

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Iyer has additionally authored a ebook titled ‘Technique within the Insanity – Insights from My Profession as an Insider-Outsider-Insider’. 

Former Consuming Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer, who spearheaded the Swachh Bharat Mission, was on Friday appointed because the CEO of Niti Aayog, in keeping with a authorities order. He’ll exchange Amitabh Kant, who will demit workplace on June 30.

Iyer has been appointed for 2 years or till additional orders, whichever is earlier, the personnel ministry order said. In line with the order, Iyer’s appointment has been made on the identical phrases and circumstances as had been relevant for Kant.

A 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Iyer is a widely known sanitation specialist, and greatest identified for spearheading Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorities’s flagship scheme the Swachh Bharat Mission between 2016 and 2020.

He had taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service in 2009. He had additionally labored as a senior rural water sanitation specialist on the United Nations. Iyer turns into the third CEO of the federal government’s suppose tank. He has additionally authored a ebook titled ‘Technique within the Insanity – Insights from My Profession as an Insider-Outsider-Insider’.

Outgoing Niti Aayog CEO Kant performed a key function in Niti Aayog’s coverage making, with a concentrate on digital India, asset monetisation, disinvestment, aspirational districts programme production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme and electrical automobiles, amongst others.

He was appointed because the CEO of the Niti Aayog on February 17, 2016, for a hard and fast two-year time period. Kant was later given an extension until June 30, 2019. His time period was additional prolonged for 2 years until June 2021, after which one other one-year extension was given until June 30 this yr. 

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