Amitabh Kant is known to be the brain behind ‘Make in India and the ease of doing business’
GN Bureau | January 8, 2016
Gujarat cadre IAS official DK Sikri will be the new chairman of Competition Commission of India. Sikri was number two in the list recommended by the selection panel. The Prime Minister's Office has cleared the top appointment at CCI and the order is expected.
Although DIPP secretary Amitabh Kant was the top name recommended for the CCI chairman's post, sources said that the PM was keen that Kant remained in the executive side in the government.
On Thursday, Kant was named as Niti Aayog CEO.
"The competent authority has approved the appointment...after his (Kant's) superannuation. The terms and conditions of his appointment will be conveyed in due course," an order issued by the department of personnel and training said on Thursday.
Kant has been appointed in place of former IAS officer Sindhushree Khullar, the first CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog.
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