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Vice Chairman

Dr Rajiv Kumar, Economist

Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

Dr Rajiv Kumar is Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister. He also serves as the Chancellor of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.


His earlier stints in the Government were initially with the Ministry of Industry and subsequently with the Ministry of Finance, as Economic Advisor, during the reform years of 1991-94. He also served as an independent director on the central boards of the Reserve Bank of India and the State Bank of India.


He has vast experience of working in the Government, academia, industry associations, as well as with international financial institutions.


Dr Rajiv Kumar has a PhD in economics from Lucknow University and a DPhil from Oxford University.