Amitabh Kant

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Amitabh Kant
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (33897600400).jpg
Kant at the WTTC Global Summit 2017
G20 Sherpa
In office
17 February 2016 – 30 June 2022
Preceded bySindhushree Khullar
Succeeded byParameswaran Iyer
Personal details
Born (1956-03-01) 1 March 1956 (age 66)
Varanasi
NationalityIndian
SpouseRanjeeta Kant
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru University
OccupationCivil Servant
WebsiteOfficial website

Amitabh Kant (born 1 March 1956) was the second chief executive officer of NITI Aayog,[1] a public policy think tank of the Government of India. He is a 1980 batch retired IAS officer of Kerala cadre.[2]

Early life[edit]

Amitabh Kant was born on 1 March 1956. He first studied at Modern School, Delhi, graduated with a degree in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi[3] and earned an M.A. in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University.[4] He was a Chevening Scholar.[5]

Career[edit]

He began his IAS career working as sub collector of Thalassery.[6] India Today's High & Mighty rankings of 2019 featured Kant as one of the most powerful people in India under the category of "The Supercrats - India's Top Bureaucrats" along with other bureaucrats such as Nripendra Misra and Ajit Doval.[7]

Controversies[edit]

In December 2020, Kant attracted controversy after remarking at a public event, organized by Swarajya magazine, that enacting "tough reforms" were hard in India, since it is "too much of a democracy".[8][9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India's startup movement is fast gaining momentum: Amitabh Kant". ETtech.com. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  2. ^ "NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant's tenure extended by one year". The Hindu. 2021-06-29. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  3. ^ "Did you know these 6 top office holders in India went to the same college?". India Today. 17 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Tourism Tales with Amitabh Kant". www.braingainmag.com. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  5. ^ "Chief Executive Officer".
  6. ^ "Reviving Nostalgic Memories: DIPP secretary Amitabh Kant's journey to Tellicherry, his first posting". Retrieved 2019-10-30.
  7. ^ "The most powerful people of India 2019 - Full list". India Today. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "'Tough Reforms Difficult in India, We Are Too Much of a Democracy,' Says Niti Aayog CEO". The Wire. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  9. ^ "Why Niti Aayog CEO's statement is a warning to the people". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2022-09-20.
  10. ^ "Niti Aayog's Kant denies saying India is 'too much of a democracy', Twitter users share event clip". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-12-09.
  11. ^ "Hindustan Times withdraws report on Niti Aayog CEO's 'too much democracy' comment". Newslaundry. Retrieved 2020-12-09.

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