- To attract talent, the government think-tank NITI Aayog has proposed paying over 30 per cent more than the pay scale 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 policymaking 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.
- Besides, 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 changes have been made to the hiring policy to attract fresh talent. NITI Aayog has started the recruitment process with hiring of 20 young professionals, while in Plannning Commission, the number of such professionals could go up to 60 at a time.
- The job profile would also include conducting workshops, building a research culture within NITI Aayog and promotion of contacts with outside scholars and institutions of distinctions.