Born on September 30, 1952, Panagariya is a professor of economics at New York’s Columbia University, a former chief economist at Asian Development Bank and has also worked with International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organisation and World Bank.
Niti Aayog came into being on January 1 to replace the 65-year old Planning Commission.
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has made the following appointments to the NITI Aayog:
Shri Bibek Debroy, Economist
Dr. V.K. Saraswat, Former Secretary Defence R&D
Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister
Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister
Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister
Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister
Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister
Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister