National Institution for Transforming India - NITI Aayog Structure and functions

National Institution for Transforming India - NITI Aayog Structure and functions

 💠NITI Aayog💠

➖The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015.

➖NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs.

➖The Government of India, in keeping with its reform agenda, constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission instituted in 1950.

Structures of NITI Aayog

➖The Governing Council of NITI, with The Prime Minister as its Chairman, comprises Chief Ministers of all States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories (UTs).

➖Chairperson: Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister

➖Vice Chairman: Rajiv Kumar

➖Full-Time Members: Shri V.K. Saraswat, Prof. Ramesh Chand, and Dr. V. K. Paul

➖Chief Executive Officer: Amitabh Kant

💎Objectives And Features of NITI Aayog

➖To evolve a shared vision of national development priorities, sectors, and strategies with the active involvement of States.

➖To foster cooperative federalism through structured support initiatives and mechanisms with the States on a continuous basis, recognizing that strong States make a strong nation.

➖To develop mechanisms to formulate credible plans at the village level and aggregate these progressively at higher levels of government.

➖To ensure, on areas that are specifically referred to it, that the interests of national security are incorporated in economic strategy and policy.

➖To pay special attention to the sections of our society that may be at risk of not benefiting adequately from economic progress.

➖To design strategic and long-term policy and program frameworks and initiatives, and monitor their progress and their efficacy. The lessons learned through monitoring and feedback will be used for making innovative improvements, including necessary mid-course corrections.

➖To provide advice and encourage partnerships between key stakeholders and national and international like-minded Think tanks, as well as educational and policy research institutions.

➖To create a knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurial support system through a collaborative community of national and international experts, practitioners, and other partners.

➖To offer a platform for the resolution of inter-sectoral and inter­ departmental issues in order to accelerate the implementation of the development agenda.

➖To maintain a state-of-the-art Resource Centre, be a repository of research on good governance and best practices in sustainable and equitable development as well as help their dissemination to stakeholders.

➖To actively monitor and evaluate the implementation of programs and initiatives, including the identification of the needed resources so as to strengthen the probability of success and scope of delivery.

➖To focus on technology up-gradation and capacity building for the implementation of programs and initiatives.

➖To undertake other activities as may be necessary in order to further the execution of the national development agenda, and the objectives mentioned above.

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