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

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



Email ID

Yogesh Suri

Senior Adviser


Deputy Secretary

Naresh Kumar

Sr. Research Officer

Rattan Singh

Sr. Statistical Officer

S.K. Yadav

Economic Officer


State Governments/UT Administration

Line Ministries

Central Ministries/Departments



  • 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



  • 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.