PM administers oath to Montek, other plan panel members

PM administers oath to Montek, other plan panel members


 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L) and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia pose for the media on Monday. AFP

The members who took the oath today at the Prime Minister's residence are Mihir Shah, Narendra Jadhav, Arun Maira, B K Chaturvedi, K Kasturirangan, Syeda Hameed, Abhijit Sen and Saumitra Chaudhuri.

In the new panel, Abhijit Sen, B K Chaturvedi and Sayeda Hameed were selected for the second term whereas the others are new.

The quorum was completed recently with the appointment of space scientist K Kasturirangan and senior management consultant Arun Maira.

The occasion was a solemn one and is a powerful motivator, said Saumitra Chaudhuri.

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