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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

Avinash Champawat



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, seven meetings of the governing Council have been held under te Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Prime Minister.

  • The Seventh meeting was held on 7 August, 2022 at RBCC, New Delhi. The Record Note of Discussion/Minutes of the meeting are under approval process. On approval of the minutes, the action points emanating therein from the oral and written speeches of the Chief Ministers/LGs/Administrators of the States/UTs would be 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 seventh Governing Council meeting in consultation with the stakeholders.

  • The process for the preparation of the Annual Report 2022-2023 is to be initiated.