As the then chairman of UIDAI, Nilekani, co-founder and currently non-executive chairman of software firm Infosys, had played an instrumental role in the roll-out of Aadhaar.
Kumar said competitive federalism, government accountability and a bridge between public and private sectors could ensure that India emerged as a model for the rest of the world.
A meeting between CM M L Khattar and Aayog vice-chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar was held on Thursday.
The vice-chairman, sources said, told the meeting the state did not need to be concerned about country’s granaries and asked it to get out of wheat-paddy monoculture, sell produce in the open market instead of waiting for the Centre to procure the produce.
In Washington, the delegation met officials at the State Department and Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), in addition to interacting with members of the US Chambers of Commerce.
NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat has said that Indian automakers’ dependence on foreign components for electric vehicles could create a cyber security risk.
In a discussion moderated by National Editor (Policy) Shaji Vikraman and National Bureau Chief Ravish Tiwari, Kumar spoke on universal health insurance, raising farmers’ income and why the Budget was not a populist one.
Noting that India’s external debt is only 18 per cent of total GDP, the Niti Aayog vice-chairman said that when the RBI manages India’s debt then there is a conflict of interest.
Neighboring Haryana, however, is ranked 13 by achieving an overall performance index score of 46.97 in the reference year
The report ranked states and Union territories on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as overall performance with respect to each other.
Speaking at the launch of the report in New Delhi, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said the Health Index has been evolved through comprehensive study and inputs from World Bank India and the Ministry of Health.
The government may place a detailed performance-based outcome Budget document outlining the target of each ministry in Parliament on Friday, according to NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar.
For long a proponent of the ‘Bharatiya model’ of development, Kumar maintains that the NITI Aayog is not a replica of the Planning Commission, that it is designed to be an ‘action tank’, and not just a think tank
Amitabh Kant was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the government think tank Niti Aayog on February 17, 2016 for a two-year term.
He will be conferred the prize formally at a World Health Assembly event in May.