New Delhi: Amitabh Kant on Wednesday got a two-year extension as CEO of NITI Aayog, a policy think tank of the Indian government.Also Read - Delhi Unlock: Be Watchful, Next 3 Months Crucial, Niti Aayog Member V K Paul Tells Kejriwal Govt
The Personnel Ministry said in the order, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of Kant’s tenure for a further period of two years beyond June 30, 2019, that is up to June 30, 2021, on the same terms and conditions.” Also Read - 3rd Covid Wave is in Our Hands, Can be Stopped if...: NITI Aayog Member Dr. VK Paul
Kant was given the charge of Niti Aayog on February 17, 2016, for a fixed two-year term. However, he was later given an extension till June 30, 2019. Also Read - 19-Year-Old Delhi Boy Develops Eco-Friendly & Affordable Air Purifier, Names it 'Breathify'
Before taking over as the CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (Niti Aayog), he was Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, which has been rechristened as the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
Earlier in the day, the Centre appointed Samant Goel as the chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Arvind Kumar as the new director of Intelligence Bureau (IB). Both officers, of the 1984 batch, will assume charge on June 30, the sources said.