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Submitted by on 1 June 2021
Governing Council Secretariat
Governing Council Secretariat and Coordination
Overview


The Governing Council of NITI Aayog comprises the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India; Chief Ministers of all the States and Union Territories with legislature; Lt Governors of other UTs; Ex-Officio Members; Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog; Full-Time Members, NITI Aayog; and Special Invitees.
 

It is the premier body tasked with evolving a shared vision of national priorities and strategies, with the active involvement of States, in shaping the development narrative. The Governing Council, which embodies the objectives of cooperative federalism, presents a platform to discuss inter-sectoral, inter-departmental and federal issues to accelerate the implementation of the national development agenda.

Core Functions

 

  • The Governing Council Secretariat (GCS) coordinates the meetings of the Governing Council.

  • It also coordinates the activities of all the Verticals, Divisions and Units of NITI Aayog. 

  • As a coordination focal point, GCS organises the weekly Senior Officers’ Meeting (SOM) under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog.

  • GCS acts as the nodal division for coordinating matters related to the Annual Report of NITI Aayog for circulation in the Parliament.

  • The Division also handles Parliament Questions, Standing Committee matters, RTI queries, CPGRAMS grievances and VIP references pertaining to GCS.

Who's Who

Name

Designation

Email ID

Yogesh Suri

Senior Adviser

yogesh.suri@gov.in

Urmila

Deputy Secretary

b.urmila@nic.in

Naresh Kumar

Sr. Research Officer

naresh.k@nic.in

Rattan Singh

Sr. Statistical Officer

rattan.s@nic.in

S.K. Yadav

Economic Officer

sk.yadav74@gov.in

Partners


State Governments/UT Administration

Line Ministries


Central Ministries/Departments

Reports

 

  • Annual Report of NITI Aayog

  • Action-taken report on the decisions taken in the Governing Council meetings

  • Report of the Subgroup of Chief Ministers on Rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Projects

 

  • So far, six meetings of the Governing Council have been held under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

  • The sixth meeting was held virtually on 20 February 2021. The action points emanating from the oral and written speeches of the Chief Ministers/LGs/Administrators of the States/UTs have been collated and forwarded to the Ministry/Department concerned for comments/action-taken report.

  • The action-taken report is to be prepared on the decisions taken in the sixth Governing Council meeting in consultation with the stakeholders.

  • The process for the preparation of the Annual Report 2021–22 is to be initiated.