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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to continue to lead think tank

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New Delhi, Feb 6 (KNN) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was today given an extension till June 30 next year, according to an official order.

Earlier in February, he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the government think tank on February 17, 2016 for a two-year term.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension of Kant's tenure till June 30, 2019, the release issued by the personnel ministry informed.

Kant is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.

Before taking over as the CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), he was Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

NITI Aayog (Hindi for Policy Commission), also National Institution for Transforming India, policy think tank of Indian government, established with the aim to achieve growth and development and to strengthen cooperative Federalism in the country. (KNN/DA)

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