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The Government of India established the National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (NILERD) in 1962. It is a Central Autonomous Organization attached to NITI Aayog, Ministry of Planning. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog presently serves as the President of its General Council, CEO, Shri Amitabh Kant as the Chairperson of the Executive Council and Dr. Yogesh Suri as the Director General of NILERD. The primary objectives of this Institution include research and data collection in relation to all major aspects of development, and education and training in all aspects of Human Capital Planning, Human Resource Development and Monitoring and Evaluation.