Who is BVR Subrahmanyam, the new NITI Aayog CEO replacing Parameswaran Iyer?

Former IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam was on Monday appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog replacing Parameswaran lyer, who has been named as the Executive Director of World Bank

BVR Subrahmanyam: The
new CEO of NITI Aayog

 A 1987-batch IAS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre, BVR Subrahmanyam belongs to Andhra Pradesh and holds an engineering degree. He also has a management degree from London Business School

Who is BVR

Between 2004-2008, the 56-year-old officer was appointed as private secretary to then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. After a brief stint with the World Bank, Subrahmanyam returned to join the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in 2012

BVR Subrahmanyam's
previous stints

When the NDA government came to power in 2014, BVR Subrahmanyam continued working in the PMO till 2015 after which he moved back to his cadre state

BVR Subrahmanyam: Career

The IAS officer was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir in the year 2018. It was during his tenure that the Centre scrapped Jammu and Kashmir's special status and divided it into two union territories

Former IAS BVR

ITPO chairman BVR

In 2022, BVR Subrahmanyam was appointed as chairman and managing director, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) on contract basis for a period of two years after his superannuation on September 30

Meanwhile,  Parameswaran Iyer who joins World Bank, will be serving a tenure of three years, replacing Rajesh Khullar, a 1988 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, who has been repatriated to his cadre state Haryana

Parameswaran Iyer joins
World Bank as ED

The NITI Aayog is a crucial think tank body that formulates policies and strategies for India's economic and social development. BVR Subrahmanyam's experience and expertise are expected to be a valuable asset, as per experts

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