Parameswaran Iyer to be the new CEO of NITI Aayog, to replace Amitabh Kant
New Delhi. Former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer was on Friday appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of government think tank NITI Aayog. He had resigned from his post in July last year.
Iyer is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
According to a notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Iyer, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre and noted sanitation expert, will be suspended for two years or until further orders after Amitabh Kant retires on June 30. , whichever is earlier, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog. The order said that Iyer has been appointed on the same terms and conditions as were applicable to Kant.
Iyer has worked in the United Nations
After serving for 17 years, Iyer took voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 2009. He made a comeback in 2016 as the Secretary of the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation. 63-year-old Iyer previously served as senior rural water sanitation specialist in the United Nations between April 1998-February 2006. He has also worked in the field of education during the Mayawati government.
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Amitabh Kant is the CEO of NITI Aayog since 2016
The tenure of the current CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant, was extended for one year in June 2021. Kant, a 1980 batch retired IAS officer of Carol Cadre, has been the CEO of this commission since 2016.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 24, 2022, 19:01 IST