To attract talent the Centre’s think-tank NITI Aayog has proposed paying over 30% more than the pay offered by the erstwhile Planning Commission to young professionals on its payrolls.
NITI Aayog has replaced the decades-old Planning Commission and is being seen as one of the most ambitious projects of the Modi government to overhaul governance and policy making practices in the country.
Inviting applications from ‘young professionals’, NITI Aayog has now offered salaries in the range of Rs 40,000-70,000 per month, along with an annual increment of Rs 5,000 in the monthly pay.
This is more than 30 percent higher than the pay package of Rs 31,500-51,500 offered by the erstwhile Planning Commission for such young professionals.
Besides higher salary, NITI Aayog has also brought down the age limit for such positions to 32 years, from 40 years prescribed earlier by the Planning Commission.
The concept of hiring young professionals was introduced at the Planning Commission by its then Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia in 2009.