The Council, the main body of NITI Aayog, has as its members all Chief Ministers, Deputy Governors of the Union Territories and various Union Ministers. The Prime Minister is the Chairman of NITI Aayog
PM Modi chairs the 7th NITI Aayog governing council meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Center in New Delhi. AND ME
New Delhi: The seventh NITI Aayog governing council meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is underway at the Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Center in New Delhi.
It is worth mentioning that today’s NITI Aayog meeting is the first physical or in-person meeting after July 2019.
The meeting was not called in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first council meeting took place on February 8, 2015.
The Council, the main body of NITI Aayog, has as its members all Chief Ministers, Deputy Governors of the Union Territories and various Union Ministers. The Prime Minister is the President of NITI Aayog.
However, Telangana’s chief minister, K Chandrashekar Rao, boycotted today’s meeting, and in a letter to the prime minister, Rao said on Saturday that his decision is a sign of protest against what he called the government’s alleged blatant discrimination. Center against the states, including Telangana.
“I do not find it useful to attend the 7th meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council scheduled for August 7 and I will stay away as a sign of strong protest against the current tendency of the Central Government to discriminate against the states and not treat them as equal partners. in our collective efforts to make India a strong and developed country,” the letter said.
NITI Aayog meeting agenda today
The agenda of the meeting includes the diversification of crops and the achievement of self-sufficiency in oilseeds and legumes and agro-communities; implementation of the National Education Policy-school education; implementation of the National Education Policy-higher education; and urban governance.
With the aim of building a stable, sustainable and inclusive India, the 7th NITI Aayog government think tank governing council meeting is expected to pave the way for synergies towards a new era of collaboration and cooperation between the Center and the States and the Union.
As India marks 75 years of Independence, it is the need of the hour for states to be agile, resilient and self-reliant and move towards ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ in a spirit of cooperative federalism territories.
The meeting is particularly important as the country enters Amrit Kaal in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and as India hosts the G20 Presidency and summit next year. The meeting will also emphasize the importance of the Indian Presidency to the federal system and the role that states can play in highlighting their progress in the G20 Platform.
With contributions from agencies
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