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K Rajeswara Rao (lAS) appointed as Additional Secretary of NITI Aayog

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of K Rajeswara Rao (lAS) as Additional Secretary of NITI Aayog

K Rajeswara Rao (lAS)

New Delhi: K Rajeshwara Rao (IAS) has been appointed as Additional Secretary of NITI Aayog. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment on Saturday. Rao is a 1988-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tripura cadre. He is currently serving as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Mines. Rao is a senior bureaucrat and had served on various important positions in the state as well as centre. Prior to joining the Ministry of Mines, he was serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

K Rajeshwara Rao is 1988-batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre. He is currently serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Mines

NITI Aayog

The NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) is a policy think tank of the government. It was established with the aim to achieve sustainable development goals with cooperative federalism by fostering the involvement of state governments in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach. Its initiatives include "15-year road map", "7-year vision, strategy, and action plan", AMRUT, Digital India, Atal Innovation Mission, Medical Education Reform, agriculture reforms etc. NITI Aayog was established in 2015, by the NDA government, to replace the Planning Commission which followed a top-down model. The NITI Aayog council comprises all the state chief ministers, along with the chief ministers of Delhi and Puducherry, the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar, and a vice-chairman nominated by the Prime Minister.

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