The apex body of NITI Aayog is the council, which includes all chief ministers, lieutenant governors of Union Territories, and various Union ministers.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Telangana CM KCR, and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal are set to skip the 8th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog.
Meeting Agenda and Objectives
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the 8th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, focusing on subjects like health, skill development, women empowerment, and infrastructure development. The goal is to make India a developed nation by 2047.
Kejriwal’s Boycott and Criticism
Arvind Kejriwal, in his letter to PM Modi, stated that he would boycott the meeting in protest against the Centre’s ordinance on control of services in Delhi. Kejriwal criticized the Modi government, claiming that democracy has been “attacked” in recent years.
Building a Blueprint for Viksit Bharat
The 8th Governing Council Meeting of NITI Aayog provides an opportunity to build a blueprint for Viksit Bharat (Developed India) by 2047, where the Centre and states collaborate as Team India.
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