The Union Cabinet on 15 February 2022 approved setting up of a G20 secretariat to put in place arrangements required for India's presidency of the prestigious grouping. India will hold the Presidency of the G20 from 1 December to 30 November 2023. India will host the G20 summit next year.

What

  1. The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, approved the setting up of a G20 Secretariat and its reporting structures, which will be responsible for implementation of overall policy decisions and arrangements needed for steering India's forthcoming G20 Presidency.
  2. G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation that plays an important role in global economic governance.
  3. As per practice, a G20 Secretariat is being established to handle work relating to substantive / knowledge / content, technical, media, security and logistical aspects of India's G20 Presidency.
  4. Italy held the G-20 presidency in 2021 while Indonesia will play the role till November, 2022.
  5. Italy, Indonesia and India are the G20 troika countries at present.