New Delhi: NITI Aayog plans to hire a Chief Economist to conduct research on India’s economic policy issues as well as to build contacts with outside institutions.

In an advertisement posted on its website, the National Institute for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog said that it wants to hire Chief Economist by any of the three methods --promotion, deputation and direct recruitment.

The post may also be filled for a short-term contract period. The Chief Economist will be entrusted with the tasks of conducting research on contemporary and futuristic economic policy issues on India and its states; conducting workshops and help built research culture within NITI Aayog and promote contact with outside scholars and institutions of distinctions.

On the salary component, NITI Aayog said the pay scale will be decided at the time of selection, depending upon the qualification and experience of the person selected.

NITI Aayog has been on a hiring spree. It has also invited applications for the post of Officers on Special Duty (OSDs) as well as engaging young professionals in the past.