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NITI Aayog is functionally divided into various Verticals that are responsible for examining sectoral issues and priorities for national development and economic growth.


NITI Aayog’s entire gamut of activities is divided into two main hubs: Team India and Knowledge and Innovation. The two hubs are at the core of NITI Aayog’s efficient functioning. The Team India Hub carries out the mandate of fostering cooperative federalism and designing policy and programme frameworks. It provides requisite coordination and support in NITI Aayog’s engagement with States. The Knowledge and Innovation Hub maintains a state-of-the-art resource centre, a repository of research on good governance and best practices, provides advice and encourages partnerships with key stakeholders, including colleges, universities, think tanks and non-governmental organizations at home and abroad.


NITI Aayog uniquely focuses on thematic policy interventions that encourage convergence across Central Ministries, State Governments, development partners, sectoral experts and professionals. This approach to governance is applied to achieve the objectives:

  • To design strategic and long-term policy and programme frameworks and initiatives, and monitor their progress and their efficacy. The lessons learnt through monitoring and feedback will be used for making innovative improvements, including necessary mid-course corrections.

  • To provide advice and encourage partnerships between key stakeholders and national and international like-minded think tanks, as well as educational and policy research institutions.

  • To create a knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial support system through a collaborative community of national and international experts, practitioners and other partners.

  • To offer a platform for the resolution of inter-sectoral and inter-departmental issues to accelerate the implementation of the development agenda.