Noted economist Rajiv Kumar who is now the new Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog on Sunday said that he is looking forward to serve the country as the new Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog.
"Look forward to serve the nation with my role @nitiaayog @pmoindia," Kumar tweeted.
In another tweet, Kumar said, "With India's simultaneous triple transition-social, political and economic-well on course, our country will be global exemplar@Niti Aayog." "Structural reforms by Govt are generating inflection point for India to achieve growth trajectory @NITIAayog will further contribute to this," he added.
Rajiv Kumar was named as the new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog on Saturday, five days after the incumbent Arvind Panagariya announced that he would quit to return to academics.
The government also appointed Dr Vinod Paul, a pediatrician at the AIIMS, as a member of the NITI Aayog, an official spokesman said.
Kumar, who holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University, is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR).
Earlier, he was Secretary General of the FICCI and had also served as Director and Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).
He was a member of the National Security Advisory Board between 2006 and 2008.