8th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog

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Prime Minister of India will preside over the eighth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog on 27 May.

About Governing Council Meeting:

  • The theme of this meeting will be “Viksit Bharat @ 2047: Role of Team India”.
  • Discussions will be made on eight prominent themes including- Viksit Bharat@2047, MSMEs, infrastructure and investments, minimizing compliances, women empowerment, health and nutrition, skill development, and Gati Shakti for area development and social infrastructure in the meeting.

The Governing Council of NITI Aayog:

  • Composition: The Governing Council of NITI Aayog comprises-
    • The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
    • Chief Ministers of all the States and Union Territories with legislature,
    • Lt Governors of other UTs,
    • Ex-Officio Members,
    • Vice Chairman,
    • NITI Aayog; Full-Time Members,
    • Special Invitees,
  • It was reconstituted vide a notification in February 2021 by the Cabinet Secretariat.
  • It is the premier body tasked with evolving a shared vision of national priorities and strategies, with the active involvement of States, in shaping the development narrative.
  • Objectives:
    • Cooperative federalism.
    • Presents a platform to discuss inter-Sectoral.
    • Inter-departmental and federal issues to accelerate the implementation of the national development agenda.
  • So far, seven meetings of the Governing Council have been held. The first meeting of the council took place in 2015.


Q1) What is the Gati Shakti scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti National Master Plan is a central government project, aimed to revolutionise infrastructure in India. Prime minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the Gati Shakti Yojana

Source: Niti Aayog's council meet on May 27.