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Governance and Research
Governance and Research

The Governance Division deals with issues concerning the policies and programmes of Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes, their implementation and monitoring with respect to twelve Central Ministries and Departments - Department of Fertilisers, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Food and Public Distribution System, Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Department of Legal Affairs and Department of Justice, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and Ministry of Communications and Ministry of Defense  

The Research Division oversees the Research Scheme of NITI Aayog (or RSNA), which aims at supporting various research studies. Various organisations can also be extended non-financial assistance under this scheme by permitting them to use the NITI Aayog logo for such events.

Core Functions

Governance Division

  • Examining policy references, Cabinet and CCEA Notes.

  • Examining the schemes, SFC and EFC Notes, and participating in the committee meetings of the Departments.

  • Examining the performance of schemes of these Departments in coordination with DMEO.

  • Examining the MoUs of various PSUs under these Departments.

  • Work related to the Taskforce on Sugarcane and Sugar Industry, chaired by Member (Agriculture), NITI Aayog.

  • The Vertical deals with all matters pertaining to the State of Karnataka.

  • Handling work related to committees chaired by CEO, NITI Aayog, on:

  1. Modalities for the roll out for Direct Benefit Transfer in fertilisers

  2. Revival of closed fertiliser plants at Barauni, Gorakhpur, and Sindri

  3. Setting up of a urea plant at Ramagundam

  4. Techno-economic feasibility for the Talcher plant at Odisha

  • Work related to the restructuring of Autonomous Bodies for the committee set up by NITI Aayog.

  • Issues related to the decriminalisation of minor offences across various Ministries, in coordination with the Cabinet Secretariat.

  • Formulating a roadmap for online dispute resolution through a committee chaired by a former Supreme Court judge.

  • Matters related to the Indian Institute of Public Administration.

  • Handling Parliament Questions, Standing Committee matters, RTI queries, CPGRAMS grievances and VIP references on food security, consumer welfare, fertilisers, chemicals and petrochemicals, etc.  

Research Division

  • Examining proposals (in consultation with the respective Division) seeking financial assistance for research studies or seminars or conferences.

  • Providing NITI Aayog’s logo for outside events.

  • Performing the functions of the nodal Division and undertaking administrative functions related to research studies.

  • Compliance of audit, Budget, RTI queries and Parliament matters pertaining to the Research Division.

  • Handling Samavesh-related work.

  • Overseeing the Chair Professor Scheme of the erstwhile Planning Commission.

Line Ministries
  • Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

  • Ministry of Defense

  • Department of Telecommunication and Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication


Report Name


Transforming India's Gold Market
Trainer’s Guide Capacity Building Program for Civil Servants to Implement
Sample Survey and Study under Section 12(1) (C) of the RTE Act, 2009
Review of Visitor Facilities at 50 of 116 Ticketed Monuments in India
Review of Udaan Scheme in Jammu & Kashmir
Reclamation of Land in Little Andaman & Great Nicobar Islands
Rapid Assessment of Swasth Nagrik Abhiyan (SNA) erstwhile IEC Programme
Predication of GDP
Pre-Feasibility Study for Redevelopment of Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex under PPP Mode 2018
Pre-Feasibility Study for Redevelopment of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium under PPP Mode 2019
New Approaches to PPP focusing on the Airport Sector
National Health mission: Impact and Learnings for future
Measures to Augment the Resources of Panchayats Empirical Assessment 2018-19
Mass Production of Maunre Fertilizer
India Vision 2036-37 A Macro Econometric Approach
Impact of NHM on Health Systems Governance & Human Resources
Impact Assessment of Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme / Amended TUFS
GVA Prediction India
Giga-scale battery manufacturing in India: Powering through challenges in domestic production Niti Aayog
Fiscal Scenario in Punjab: Past Trends, Future Prospects and Challenges
Final Report-Action Research for Waste Reduction
Evaluation of ICDS Scheme of India
Evaluation of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) Scheme
Evaluation of a “Proposal” for setting up solar projects of 300 GW to 500GW by 2030
Energy-Water Nexus and Efficient Water-Cooling Thermal Power Plants in India Technologies for An Analysis within an Integrated Assessment Modelling Framework
Efficiency of Micro-Irrigation in economizing water use in India: Learning from potential and under explored states
Efficiency and competitiveness of Indian Railways
Economic and Environmental Impact of Coal Washing in India
Economic Impact of Select Decisions of the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal of India
Development of Water Resources in Little Andaman and Great Nicobar Islands
Development of MRO (Maintenance repair and overhaul) industries for the aviation sector in India
Development of enhanced energy data portal for India
Detailed Project Report- PPP Framework for DTNILERD
Design & Delivery of Capacity Building Program for Civil Servants to implement 2030 Agenda
Composite Water Management Index 2.0
Challenges Faced in Heritage management in india & policy imperatives
Carbon Neutral Resource Efficient Strategy for Ladakh UT
Capital Market Predation in the Indian Internet Commerce Sector
Barriers to Recruitment, Onboarding and Retention of Faculty in Government Medical Colleges of India
Asset Monetization Pipeline
An Impact Assessment of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yojna
Adoption of Natural Farming and its Effect on Crop Yield and Farmers' Livelihood in India
A Roadmap for creating Global Champions in Automotive Industry in India
A Report on implementation of KaizenTM/ Lean at NITI Aayog
A Project Draft On “Policy Interest Rates, Market Rates, Inflation and Economic Growth”
Taskforce on Sugarcane and Sugar Industry
Reports of the Committee to review Autonomous Bodies
Study of the Prices of Essential Commodities
Reports of research studies conducted under RSNA
Key Links
  1. Research Reports

  2. Public Notices

  3. Guidelines

  4. Framework of Networking and Partnership with various Organisations

Who’s Who
Name Designation Email ID
Dr. Yogesh Suri Senior Adviser yogesh[dot]suri[at]nic[dot]in
Lt. Col. Updesh Kumar Sharma Joint Adviser updeshsharma[dot]668w[at]gov[dot]in
Sh. Manish Kumar Vimal Director manish[dot]vimal[at]nic[dot]in
Sh. T. Kabilan Director tkabilan[dot]dad[at]gov[dot]in
Dr (Ms.) Banusri Velpandian Senior Specialist banusri[dot]v[at]gov[dot]in
Ms. Zeba Khan Associate zeba[dot]khan[at]gov[dot]in
Ms. Amrita Singh Young Professional amrita[dot]singh27[at]nic[dot]in
Ms. Shivangi Young Professional shivangi[dot]p[at]niti[dot]gov[dot]in
Sh. Sanchit ASO jindal[dot]sanchit[at]gov[dot]in