Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog has replaced Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary in the department of economic affairs on the board of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
The reorganization of the NHAI board was made as part of the Cabinet approval for the recently pushed Bharatmala project. Notably, the government has empowered NHAI to appraise projects worth Rs 1,000 crore.
The power of appraisal of government funded infrastructure projects has been shifted from Public Investment Board (PIB) to NHAI. Accordingly, Niti Aayog which had due representation on PIB also got shifted to NHAI board, Bureaucracy Today reports.