Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog on June 17


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Sunday, June 17, reported ANI. The Council is expected to take up subjects like measures taken to double farmers’ income, progress of flagship schemes such as Ayushman Bharat, National Nutrition Mission and Mission Indradhanush.

Aside from these, development of aspirational districts and celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi will also be reportedly discussed.

The NITI Aayog’s governing council meeting will be held on the said date chairman said even as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had requested to postpone meet in view of Ramzan festivities.

“We had rescheduled this meeting from 16th to 17th June on account of Eid, which is most likely falling on the 16th”, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar told when asked if it would be put off as requested by Naidu.

The Chief Minister, in a letter to the NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman, said Ramzan would be celebrated on June 16, followed by Eid-e-Milap on June 17.

“As Chief Minister, I am required to be present in the state capital for these festivities. So, please postpone the Governing Council meeting either to the 18th or at least 17th afternoon,” Naidu said.
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