New CEO of NITI Aayog: Parameswaran Iyer

New CEO of NITI Aayog: Parameswaran Iyer

Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “New CEO of NITI Aayog: Parameswaran Iyer

Government of India has appointed former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer as the Chief Executive Officer of national think tank NITI Aayog.

Parameswaran Iyer has spearheaded the Swachh Bharat Mission now given duty of NITI Aayog by appointing as the CEO of NITI Aayog. Parameswaran Iyer is going to replace Amitabh Kant as he is retiring on June 30.

The appointment of Parameswaran Iyer has been made for two years or until further orders whichever is earlier as per the personnel ministry statement.

About Parmeswaran Iyer:

  • Parameswaran Iyer has headed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship Swachch Bharat Mission by crediting building thousands of toilets.
  • Iyer served various high level posts and even he also headed the World Bank-assisted Uttar Pradesh Rural Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Project which popular as ‘Swajal’.
  • Parmeswaran Iyer has also worked as an expert at the World Bank for water and sanitation.
  • Iyer has led the Open Defecation Free India movement in 2016 when he was appointed as Secretary to Government of India for Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  • Parameswaran Iyer was born in 1959 in Srinagar and had joined the Civil Services in 1981 in Uttar Pradesh cadre.
  • He has served many roles for the World Bank in Vietnam, China, Egypt, Lebanon and Washington.
  • He did his duty as a professor at Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Ahmedabad).

NITI Aayog:

Formed: 1st January 2015

Headquarter: New Delhi

Chairperson: Narendra Modi

It is the apex public policy think tank of Government of India. It worked as a nodal agency for economic development and fostering cooperative federalism through the involvement of state governments.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Who has been appointed as the CEO of NITI Aayog replacing Amitabh Kant?

Ans. Parmeswaran Iyer

Q2. Who is the chairperson of NITI Aayog?

Ans. Narendra Modi

Q3. Who authored the very famous book ‘Method in the Madness: Insights from My Career as an Insider Outsider Insider’ which released in 2021?

Ans. Parmeswaran Iyer

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