New Delhi: The second meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog concluded in New Delhi on Wednesday. Modi will also have separate meetings chief ministers of North-Eastern states, including Sikkim. The Governing Council, which comprises all Chief Ministers and Lt Governors of Union Territories is headed by Prime Minister.
The government had constituted three sub-groups of chief ministers under the NITI Aayog on Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), Skill Development and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which are led by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu respectively.
The two task forces on poverty and agriculture are being headed by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya. These sub-groups and task forces are working on the responsibilities entrusted to them and are in the process of submitting their reports. The sub-group on CSS has almost completed its work and its report is expected to tabled before the council for its perusal.
The other two sub-groups on Skill Development and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan have sought extension till 15th August to submit their reports.