New Delhi: Amitabh Kant, currently secretary in department of industrial policy and promotion, was on Wednesday named the first full-time chief executive of the Niti Aayog, and will have a tenure of two years.
According to a department of personnel and training order, the cabinet's appointments committee has approved Kant as CEO of Niti Aayog with a tenure of two years.
He will take charge at Niti Aayog after his retirement from service at the end of this month. Kant has been holding additional charge as chief executive, Niti Aayog since December 2015.
Kant, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, was in January appointed as first full time CEO of Niti Aayog.
The Centre had in January last year appointed former Planning Commission Secretary Sindhushree Khullar as the first CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog.
After completion of Khullar's tenure as Niti Aayog CEO in December last, Kant was given additional charge of the post.