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New Delhi: The NITI Aayog will hire seven consultants as officers on special duty at a monthly remuneration of Rs.1.55 lakh each, an official said on Saturday.

The consultants are required to be experts in the areas of economics and social issues, IT, transportation, legal issues and engineering, NITI Aayog said in a notice posted on its website.

“NITI Aayog seeks to engage seven consultants to be designated as officer on special duty initially for a tenure of one year for carrying out specific tasks,” the notice said.

Each consultants will get a remuneration of Rs.155,000 per month, it added.

An official source said on Saturday that the lack of domain experts in many areas was restricting the NITI Aayog’s functioning.

There was also the issue of sharing the members’ workload, with NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya looking after 10 divisions and 20 ministries while member Bibek Debroy has three divisions, 18 ministries and 15 states, the source said. Another member V.K. Saraswat has 15 ministries and 17 states.

The NITI Aayog was created by the NDA government after disbanding the Planning Commission.

(IANS)

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NITI Aayog And CII Come Together To Contribute Towards SDG’s

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that given India's population, the only way to grow and develop sustainably was to use technology to leapfrog.

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The NITI Aayog on Wednesday entered into a three-year partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to develop vision and action agenda for the industry to contribute towards sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh said that business and government must partner for sustainable development of India.

He said that energy, water and a green industry mattered the most to achieve SDGs and expressed confidence that India will achieve its clean energy goals even earlier than 2022.

During the event, CII launched a report "Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs"
During the event, CII launched a report “Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs”.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that given India’s population, the only way to grow and develop sustainably was to use technology to leapfrog.

He said it was crucial to use renewable energy, push for innovation and research and development to find local solutions for seven million-strong population around the world.

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During the event, CII launched a report “Indian Solutions for the World to Achieve SDGs”, which deep-dives into each of the sustainable development goals, targets and business implications, a statement said. (IANS)

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