New Delhi: FormerÂ Planning CommissionÂ SecretaryÂ Sindhushree Khullarwas on Saturday was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed NITI Aayog.
Khullar, a retiredÂ IASÂ officer, was appointed on contract basis for a period of one year from January 1, 2015, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
Khullar, a 1975 batch UT cadre IAS officer, had taken over as Secretary Planning Commission in April 2012.
NITI AayogÂ (National Institution for Transforming India) replaced 65-year-old Planning Commission.
Noted economistÂ Arvind PanagariyaÂ were appointed as the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog. EconomistÂ Bibek DebroyÂ and formerÂ DRDOÂ chiefÂ V K SaraswatÂ were already appointed as full-time members by Prime Minister Narendra ModiÂ who is the Chairman of the body.
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley,Â Suresh PrabhuandÂ Radha Mohan SinghÂ were appointed as ex-officio members while Nitin Gadkari,Â Smriti IraniÂ andÂ Thaawar Chand GehlotÂ are the special invitees.