Empowered Group constituted to coordinate COVID-19 related Response Activities

On April 5, 2020, the Government of India constituted an empowered group under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. The group will coordinate with NGOs, private sector and international organizations for COVID-19 related response activities.

Highlights

The Group consists of three branches of stakeholder. In the first group, the stakeholders are from UN Agencies, Asian Development Bank and World Bank. The second group is from civil society organizations and the third group is from FICCI, CII, NASSCOM, ASSSOCHAM, etc. So far, these groups have conducted six meetings with international organizations, industry associations.

Significance

The group points out the areas where the country needs support. They follow the methods and protocols adopted by India and other countries all over the world. India has framed its “Joint Programme Response Plan” based on the recommendations made by the group. The plan has been submitted to NITI Aayog. It delivers activities required in different states and union territories.

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