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Urmila (IES) set to be Deputy Secretary in the NITI Aayog

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  • Urmila (IES) has been selected for the appointment as Deputy Secretary in the NITI Aayog under the Central Staffing Scheme

  • Urmila is an Indian Economic Service (IES) officer of 2007-batch

New Delhi: Urmila (IES) is set to be Deputy Secretary in the NITI Aayog. She was recommended for Central deputation by the Department of Economic Affairs. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), she has been selected for the appointment as Deputy Secretary in the NITI Aayog under the Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) for the post for a period of four years from the date of taking over charge of the post or until further order, whichever is earlier.

Urmila’s profile

Urmila is an Indian Economic Service (IES) officer of 2007-batch. She completed her graduation in business studies (Bachelor of Business Studies) from Delhi University. She also completed her Post-Graduation in Economics (MA Economics) and M Phil in Economics (M Phil Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi. She has served on various important positions such as Research Officer & Senior Research Officer in the Planning Commission, Deputy Director in the Department of Economic Affairs and Joint Director in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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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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