New Delhi: Prashant Kumar, son of NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, has recently joined Ola as the Director for Public Policy. Previously, he was the Mumbai head of the US-India Strategic Forum during September 2018 to May 2019. Sources said Kumar, who holds Masters degree in Global Political Economy from University of Sussex, would work closely with the head of Ola Electric Mobility, Anand Shah. The development comes at a time when the government is planning to ask taxi aggregators, including Uber and Ola, to convert 40 per cent of their fleet of cars into electric vehicles by April 2026. The appointment of Prashant Kumar as the Director of Public Policy may also come as conflict of interest as his father is related to the government and is in the top brass of a think tank which is also planning the country’s electric vehicle norms.
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