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Rajiv Kumar


EC in austerity mode, curtails its own perks and privileges

May 21, 2022 4:02 am

The decision was taken after CEC Rajiv Kumar held his first meeting on Friday along with fellow EC Anup Chandra Pandey.

Rajiv Kumar appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner, to take charge on May 15

May 13, 2022 1:40 am

Kumar, an officer of the 1984 batch of the Indian Administrative Service of the Bihar/Jharkhand cadre, superannuated from the IAS in February 2020.

Rajiv Kumar steps down, Suman K Bery to be new NITI vice chairman

April 23, 2022 7:24 am

Rajiv Kumar, an eminent economist, took over as vice chairman of Niti Aayog in August 2017 after the then VC Arvind Panagariya exited the government think-tank to return to academics.

5 ex-CECs weigh in: Government note to EC unacceptable, interaction with PMO undermines poll panel

December 18, 2021 7:28 am

🔴 Quraishi, Krishna Murthy, Rawat say erodes perception of independence; Gopalaswami says don’t see a problem

India poised for double-digit growth this fiscal, disinvestment climate looks better: Niti vice-chairman

July 11, 2021 4:01 pm

Among rating agencies, S&P Global Ratings has cut India's growth forecast for the current fiscal to 9.5 per cent from 11 per cent earlier, while Fitch Ratings has slashed the projection to 10 per cent from 12.8 per cent estimated earlier.

UN body lauds success of Centre’s Aspirational Districts Programme 

June 12, 2021 11:34 am

The report, Aspirational Districts Programme: An Appraisal, was presented by UNDP India Resident Representative Shoko Noda to NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar and CEO Amitabh Kant.

Thought of deferring polls but decided against it: Dissenting EC Rajiv Kumar

May 08, 2021 7:42 am

Kumar wrote that such a move would have caused “massive hue and cry and popular discontentment” and exposed the Commission to the accusation of favouring one party over another.

Second Covid wave could spark greater uncertainty; government will respond with fiscal steps if required: Niti Aayog vice chairman

April 18, 2021 11:53 am

While acknowledging that the present situation has become far more difficult than it was in the past due to rising coronavirus infections, Kumar remained hopeful that the country's economy will grow 11 per cent in the current fiscal ending March 31, 2022.

Rajiv Kumar: Unsustainable to fiscally support middle class... Our take is infrastructure spending to create more sustainable demand

March 15, 2021 8:16 am

Rajiv Kumar is at the centre of the govt's privatisation push and efforts to revive the pandemic-jolted economy. The Niti Aayog also liaisons with states to ensure effective implementation of the govt's economic policies.

Not fair to take one stand when within govt & opposite after leaving it: NITI VC

October 15, 2020 12:32 am

Subramanian, in an opinion piece co-authored with Pennsylvania State University’s assistant professor of economics Shoumitro Chatterjee, pointed out the pitfalls of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign.