NEW DELHI: Parameswaran Iyer has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog, according to a government notification. He was a former drinking water and sanitation secretary. He had resigned from the post in July last year.
His term will begin upon completion of current CEO Amitabh Kant’s tenure on June 30, the government notification said.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Parameswaran Iyer, lAS (UP:81), Retd. as chief executive officer, NITI Aayog vice Shri Amitabh Kant upon completion of his tenure on 30.06.2022, for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, on the same terms and conditions as were applicable in respect of Shri Amitabh Kant,” the notification said.
Iyer had taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service in 2009. He had also worked as a senior rural water sanitation specialist at the United Nations.
(With inputs from agencies)