New Delhi: Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, has resigned. The official explanation is that the resignation is to return to the academic arena.
Rajiv Kumar has been at the forefront of implementing central government policies, including the sale of shares, the promotion of the National Monetization Pipeline, and electric vehicles.
Suman K Berry will take over as the new Vice Chairman on May 1. Rajiv Kumar unexpectedly resigned as the Deputy Chairman of the NITI Aayog. When Rajiv Kumar took office in 2017, Suman K. Berry served on the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.
Rajeev Kumar has been the Deputy Chairman of the NITI Aayog since September 2017. He was previously the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, and the Chancellor of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.
He was the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries. He was also the Chairman of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He was twice a member of the Central Board of the State Bank of India. He was also a member of the Central Board of the RBI.