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Arvind Panagariya named Niti Aayog vice-chairman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed noted economist Arvind Pangadiya, as the Vice Chairman of the newly constituted NITI (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog) AAYOG. With Prime Minister as its head, the panel has replaced the Planning Commission. Economist Bibek Debroy and Former Secretary Defence R&D V.K. Saraswat have been named as the full time members of the Aayog. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu and Radha Mohan Singh have been named Ex-officio members. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Thawar Chand Gehlot and Smriti Irani are the special invitees. NITI AAYOG will have all the chief ministers as its members.
About Arvind Panagariya: Arvind Panagariya is the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog of India.  He is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics at Columbia University and an ex-Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank On Jan 5, 2015, he has been appointed as Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog or National Institution for Transforming India Aayog, which is the replacement of Planning Commission of India