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PM, experts’ meet on budget

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The News Bureau, Feb 4

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also chairman, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI), has convened a meeting of experts on February 6, at NITI Aayog for interaction on the forthcoming budget.

The governing council is expected to suggest interactions between Centre and States and also between NITI and other stakeholders.  

The governing council of the NITI has been convened by the Prime Ministe

on February 8, in New Delhi.

Objective

The government resolution of January 1, provides for a governing council comprising the Chief Ministers of all States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories. 

NITI objective is to strengthen cooperative federalism. The consultative meeting with the CMs of States and Lt. Governors of UT played an important role in shaping its objectives, functions and structure.

The meeting would also be attended by the Chief Economic Adviser Dr. Arvind Subramanian. 

States have been requested to give suggestion to make new initiatives of Swach Mission, Make in India campaign, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Smart Cities, Housing for all by 2022, Digital India, Skill India, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana. 

Ashok Gulati, Bimal Jalan, G. N. Bajpai, Mukesh Butani, Nitin Desai, Parthasarathi Shome, Pulapare Balakrishnan, Rajiv Lall, R. Vaidyanathan, Rajiv Kumar Shankar Acharya, Subir Goka

arn, Swaminathan Aiyer, T.N. Ninan, Vijay Kelkar and Y.V. Reddy will attend.

Vice Chairman, NITI Arvind Panagariya and full time members of NITI Bibek Debroy and V.K. Saraswat, Indrajit Singh and Jayant Sinha would also attend this meeting apart from officials from PMO, Ministry of Finance and Niti Aayog.

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