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8th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog

  • 29 May 2023
  • 4 min read

Why in News?

Recently, the Prime Minister of India has chaired the 8th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog.

  • It was attended by Chief Ministers/Lt.Governors representing 19 States and 6 UTs.

What are the Highlights of the Meeting?

  • Theme:
    • Viksit Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India.
  • PM’s Address:
    • The Centre and the States would have to work as “Team India” to realise the objective of a “Viksit Bharat (Developed India)” in 2047.
    • NITI Aayog can play a critical role in helping the States to develop their strategies for the next 25 years and align the same with the national development agenda.
    • The States and Union Territories were urged to work with the Aayog so that the country could take a quantum leap towards achieving its vision for the “Amrit Kaal”.
    • There is a need for the States and the Centre to promote “Shree Anna” in the International Year of Millets.
    • He also deliberated on the need to work towards water conservation through the “Amrit Sarovar” programme.

What is NITI Aayog’s Governing Council?

  • It is the premier body trusted with developing a shared vision of national priorities and strategies with the active involvement of States and Union Territories.
  • It is a platform to discuss inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal issues.
  • It comprises:
    • The Prime Minister of India.
    • Chief Ministers of all the states and union territories with the legislature.
    • Lt Governors of other UTs.
    • Ex-Officio Members,
    • Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog,
    • Full-Time Members, NITI Aayog.
    • Special Invitees.

What is NITI Aayog?

UPSC Civil Services Examination, Previous Year Questions (PYQs)


Q. Atal Innovation Mission is set up under the (2019)

(a) Department of Science and Technology
(b) Ministry of Labour and Employment
(c) NITI Aayog
(d) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Ans: (c)

Q. The Government of India has established NITI Aayog to replace the (2015)

(a) Human Rights Commission
(b) Finance Commission
(c) Law Commission
(d) Planning Commission

Ans: (d)


Q. How are the principles followed by the NITI Aayog different from those followed by erstwhile Planning Commission in India? (2018)

Source: PIB

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