Sunday, February 8, 2015

Governing Council of NITI Aayog meet

Feb 8
The first meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog is underway in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing the meeting. During the meeting Mr Modi will seek views of Chief Ministers and Lieutenant Governors on the Union Budget 2015-16, flagship schemes and infrastructure projects like rail and roads to put the economy on high growth trajectory. The meeting is expected to provide suggestions on setting up efficient processes and mechanisms for interaction between the Centre and states as also between NITI and other stakeholders to ensure synergy between different levels of government for a shared national development framework. The states have also been requested to give suggestion to make a success of the new central initiatives like Swachh Bharat and Make in India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh are also present in the meeting

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