Noted economist Dr Rajiv Kumar was appointed as the vice chairman of NItI Aayog on Saturday,After the resignation of Niti Aayog’s first vice chairman Arvind Panagariya, .

Dr Kumar is currently a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. He has also written various books on India’s national security and its economy.

Dr Kumar will be reporting to Prime Minister Narendra modi, who is the Chairman of the Aayog.

He has had prior experience working for the government under the Ministry of Industries and Ministry of Finance. He has also served as the chief economist at the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He has also worked with the Asian Development Bank.