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Governing Council Secretariat

Submitted by on 1 June 2021

Vision and Mission

The Governing Council of NITI Aayog comprises the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India; Chief Ministers of all the States and Union Territories with legislature; Lt Governors of other UTs; Ex-Officio Members; Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog; Full-time Members, NITI Aayog; and Special Invitees.

 

It is the premier body tasked with evolving a shared vision of national priorities and strategies, with the active involvement of States, in shaping the development narrative. The Governing Council, which embodies the objectives of cooperative federalism, presents a platform to discuss inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal issues to accelerate the implementation of the national development agenda.

 

Core Functions

  • The Governing Council Secretariat (GCS) coordinates the meetings of the Governing Council.
     
  • It also coordinates the activities of all the Verticals, Divisions and Units of NITI Aayog. 
     
  • As a coordination focal point, GCS organises the weekly Senior Officers’ Meeting (SOM) under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.
     
  • GCS acts as the nodal division for coordinating matters related to the Annual Report of NITI Aayog for circulation in the Parliament.
     
  • The Division also handles Parliament Questions, Standing Committee matters, RTI queries, CPGRAMS grievances and VIP references pertaining to GCS.
     

Who’s Who

Designation

Name of the Officer

Email-id

Senior Adviser Dr Yogesh Suri yogesh.suri@gov.in
Deputy Secretary Ms Urmila b.urmila@nic.in
Sr. Research Officer Mr Naresh Kumar naresh.k@nic.in
Sr. Statistical Officer Mr Rattan Singh rattan.s@nic.in
Economic Officer Mr S. K. Yadav sk.yadav74@gov.in

Partners

State Governments/UT Administration

 

Line Ministries

Central Ministries/Departments

 

Reports

  • Annual Reports of NITI Aayog
     
  • Action-taken report on the decisions taken in the Governing Council meetings
     
  • Report of the Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes
     

Current and Upcoming Projects

  • So far, six meetings of the Governing Council have been held under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.
     
  • The sixth meeting was held virtually on 20 February 2021. The action points emanating from the oral and written speeches of the Chief Ministers/LGs/Administrators of States/UTs have been collated and forwarded to the Ministry/Department concerned for comments/action-taken report.
     
  • The action-taken report is to be prepared on the decisions taken in the sixth Governing Council meeting in consultation with the stakeholders concerned.
     
  • The process for preparation of Annual Report 2021–22 is to be initiated.