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UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2020: Check Important Programs Launched by NITI Aayog

Sakshi Saroha

In the UPSC (IAS) Prelims exam syllabus, apart from the Government schemes, various programs and initiatives launched by NITI Aayog are an integral part that can be asked in the UPSC (IAS) Prelims exam 2020.  NITI Aayog is an advisory body constituted by the Prime Minister of India. It is neither a constitutional nor a statutory body. Read ahead to know the functioning of NITI Aayog and important programs incepted by the body. 

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What is NITI Aayog?

The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programs for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States. The Government of India, in keeping with its reform agenda, constituted the NITI Aayog to replace the Planning Commission instituted in 1950. 

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Let’s read about some of the key initiatives started by the NITI Aayog since its inception:

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Aspirational Districts Programme 

Young Champions Awards 

Atal Innovation Mission 

Digital Payments Movement

Aspirants of UPSC Prelims 2020  can also check other important government schemes launched by various ministries here:


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