On 22nd October 2020, the NITI Aayog constituted a 14-member advisory committee headed by Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman(VC) of NITI Aayog to evaluate the reforms in the urban planning education system.
The members of the committee include, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog and secretaries of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA), Ministry of Education(MoE) and Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
Role of the Committee:
i.The committee will review the urban planning education system in India and examine the availability, demand and supply of the qualified urban planners in India.
ii.The committee will review the current system in terms of multidisciplinarity, curriculum and other related issues at the level of graduates and post graduates against the challenges of rapid urbanization.
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On June 19, 2020, NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, a policy think tank of the Government of India (GoI)has formed a high-powered committee of top executives of technology companies like Google, Microsoft and Tech Mahindra under the leadership of its CEO (Chief Executive Officer)Amitabh Kant to develop a job platform that will help migrant labours & blue-collar workers, who have lost their jobs during the lockdown, to find better employment opportunities in their language and around their place.
About NITI Aayog:
Chairman– Narendra Modi
Vice Chairman– Dr. Rajiv Kumar
CEO– Amitabh Kant
Headquarters– New Delhi