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The supreme governing body of the Institute is the General Council (GC). The Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, functions as the President of the General Council. A Member of NITI Aayog is the Vice President of the GC. The GC besides the Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog and Director-General, NILERD consists of representatives from various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government, autonomous institutions, user organizations, NILERD Faculty, etc. The GC normally meets once a year and approves the work programme, annual report and annual accounts of the Institute. It also appoints the auditors of the Institute.

(a) President Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog
(b) Vice-President Member, NITI Aayog
(c) Chairman (Executive Council) CEO, NITI Aayog
(d) Director-General Director General, NILERD
(e) Treasurer of the Institute Director (Finance), NITI Aayog
(f) One representative each of
  1. NITI Aayog
  2. Ministry of Finance
  3. Ministry of Human Resource Development
  4. Ministry of External Affairs
  5. Ministry of Industry (DIPP)
  6. Ministry of Labour (DGE&T)
(g) One representative each of
  1. Central Statistical Organization
  2. University Grants Commission
  3. Indian Statistical Institute
  4. National Council for Applied Economic Research
  5. Institute of Economic Growth
  6. National University of Educational Planning and Administration
(h) Three representatives of State Governments: One from each Zone on rotation basis for a period of two years in each case One representative each of
  1. Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ltd.
  2. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  3. National Skill Development Corporation
(i) Two representatives of Labour Unions nominated by Government for two years at a time but extendable.
(j) One Member of Senior Faculty of the Institute on 2-yearly rotation basis (to be nominated by the Director General from amongst the Senior Faculty Members).

Co-option of representatives of other organizations/institutions which may be concerned with the work or programme of the Institute and individuals with special knowledge or interest in the work or programme of the Institute.


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