• Arvind Panagariya

    Dr. Arvind Panagariya

    Vice Chairperson

    Shri Arvind Panagariya is Vice-Chairman, Niti Aayog and has been Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. He is a former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park. He has also worked with the World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.

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  • Amitabh Kants

    Shri Amitabh Kant

    CEO

    Shri Amitabh Kant is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). Prior to this he was Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India.

    He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS (Kerala Cadre: 1980 Batch). He is the author of "Branding India - An Incredible Story" and has been a key driver of "Make in India", Startup India, "Incredible India" and "God's Own Country" campaigns which positioned and branded India and Kerala State as leading tourism destinations. These campaigns have won several international awards and embraced a host of activities - infrastructure development, product enhancement, private-public partnership and positioning and branding.

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    Shri Anil Kumar Jain

    Additional Secretary

    Shri Anil Kumar Jain is a member of the Indian Administrative Service of the Government of India (IAS/ Madhya Pradesh/1986). Shri Anil Kumar Jain holds a BA (Honours) in Economics, an MBA, and a Diploma from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He has published a number of papers and articles on the energy sector, including a book on natural gas policy framework in India (OUP, Oxford). He has been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, UK.

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Joint Advisor

  • Shri Surinder Singh Sur, Joint Advisor

    Shri Surinder Singh Sur is a member of the General Central Service of the Government of India (NITI Aayog). Shri Sur holds a Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from Delhi College of Engineering - India, Master of Business Administration from University of Hull - United Kingdom and MA (Public Policy & Sustainable Development) from TERI University – India.Read More

  • Shri Rajnath Ram, Joint Advisor

    Shri Rajnath Ram is currently the Joint Adviser (Petroleum), Energy and International Cooperation Vertical at NITI Aayog, Government of India. He has been working on Government policy and program formulation related to Oil and Natural gas and Renewable Energy (excluding Large Hydro projects).Read More

  • Shri Harendra Kumar, Joint Advisor

    Shri Harendra Kumar is currently working as Joint Adviser in (Energy & International Cooperation Vertical) at NITI Aayog, Government of India. He joined NITI Aayog (erstwhile Planning Commission) in Feb, 1998. Read More

Senior Research Officer

  • Shri Dinesh Dhawan, SRO

    Shri Dinesh Dhawan is the Senior Research Officer (Energy, Climate Change and Overseas Engagements), NITI Aayog where he works on the Petroleum and renewable energy sectors. Read More

  • Shri RK Pradhan, SRO

    Shri RK Pradhan is the Senior Research Officer (Energy, Climate Change and Overseas Engagements), NITI Aayog where he works on the Electricity sectors. Read More

  • Shri Manoj Kumar Upadhyay, SRO

    Manoj Kumar Upadhyay is currently the Senior Research Officer (Energy & International Cooperation Vertical) at NITI Aayog, Government of India. He joined NITI Aayog (Erstwhile Planning Commission) in Oct, 2012. Read More

Economic Officer/Officer at Special Duty

  • Smt. Poonam Kapur, EO

    Poonam Kapur is currently the Economic Officer (Energy & International Cooperation Vertical) at NITI Aayog, Government of India. She joined NITI Aayog (Erstwhile Planning Commission) in Nov, 2007, as a Research Assistant in States Plan (South) Division. Read More

  • Dr Avik Sarkar, OSD

    Dr Avik Sarkar is an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITI Aayog. NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog) is a premier policy think-tank of the Government of India. Read More

  • Sathis Kumar, OSD

    Sathis Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer with more than twelve years of experience in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change mitigation projects.Read More

Young Professionals

  • Ripunjaya Bansal, YP

    Ripunjaya Bansal is currently working as a Young Professional at NITI Aayog, Government of India since April, 2015. Read More

  • Ruchi Gupta, YP

    Ruchi Gupta is currently working as a Young Professional (Energy) at NITI Aayog, Government of India since April 2016. Read More

  • Shafqat Mobarak, YP

    Shafqat Mobarak, a sassy Engineer (EEE), MBA (Energy and Petroleum) by training, a Young Professional at NITI Aayog by profession and a tinkerer at heart. Read More

  • Simi Thambi, YP

    Simi Thambi is a Young Professional at Niti Aayog. She earned a Ph.D. in International Economics from Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan as a recipient of the Japanese government MEXT scholarship. Read More