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NITI Aayog offers 30% hike over Planning Commission pay

By Religare

Government think-tank NITI Aayog said that it has proposed to pay over 30 per cent more than the pay scale offered by the erstwhile Planning Commission to young professionals on its payrolls, said the media report.

NITI Aayog has replaced the decades-old Planning Commission and is being seen as one of the most ambitious projects of the Modi government to overhaul governance and policymaking practices in the country.

Inviting applications from 'young professionals', NITI Aayog has now offered salaries in the range of Rs 40,000-70,000 per month, along with an annual increment of Rs 5,000 in the monthly pay.


This is more than 30 per cent higher than the pay package of Rs 31,500-51,500 offered by the erstwhile Planning Commission for such young professionals.

Besides, NITI Aayog has also brought down the age limit for such positions to 32 years, from 40 years prescribed earlier by the Planning Commission. The concept of hiring young professionals was introduced at the Planning Commission by its then Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia in 2009.

An official said that the changes have been made to the hiring policy to attract fresh talent.

NITI Aayog has started the recruitment process with hiring of 20 young professionals. In the erstwhile PlanComm, the number of such professionals could up to 60 at a time.

Story first published: Monday, August 17, 2015, 23:00 [IST]
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