Sindhushree Khullar appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog

Senior bureaucrat Sindhushree Khullar was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog with effect from 1 January 2015.

Created On: Jan 10, 2015 17:09 ISTModified On: Jan 12, 2015 12:18 IST

Senior bureaucrat Sindhushree Khullar was on 10 January 2015 appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog with effect from 1 January 2015. She will serve the position for one year.

Her appointment was approved by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet.

Sindhushree Khullar
• Sindhushree Khullar is 1975-batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service’s (IAS) Union Territories cadre.
• She became the Member-Secretary of Planning Commission in April 2012 by replacing Sudha Pillai.
• In March 2013, she was appointed as Secretary of the Planning Commission on contract basis for two years.

Background
Union Government on 1 January 2015 replaced the decades old Planning Commission with a new institution named National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog). The institution will be chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Noted Economist Arvind Panagariya was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog. Economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief V K Saraswat were appointed as full-time members of NITI Aayog.

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