February 25, 2024

HPAS/Allied Mains 2022 Answer Writing Challenge Day 225: Model Answer

Question: Discuss the composition of NITI Aayog. (4 marks/60 words)

Answer:

The NITI Aayog will comprise the following:

  1. Prime Minister of India as the Chairperson
  2. Governing Council comprising the Chief Ministers of all the States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories
  3. Regional Councils will be formed to address specific issues and contingencies impacting more than one state or a region.  These will be formed for a specified tenure.  The Regional Councils will be convened by the Prime Minister and will comprise of the Chief Ministers of States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories in the region.  These will be chaired by the Chairperson of the NITI Aayog or his nominee.
  4. Experts, specialists and practitioners with relevant domain knowledge as special invitees nominated by the Prime Minister
  5. The full-time organizational framework will comprise of, in addition to the Prime Minister as the Chairperson:

 

  1. Vice-Chairperson: To be appointed by the Prime Minister
  2. Members: Full-time
  3. Part-time members: Maximum of 2 from leading universities research organizations and other relevant institutions in an ex-officio capacity.  Part time members will be on a rotational basis.
  4. Ex Officio members: Maximum of 4 members of the Union Council of Ministers to be nominated by the Prime Minister.
  5. Chief Executive Officer: To be appointed by the Prime Minister for a fixed tenure, in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India.
  6. Secretariat as deemed necessary.
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