Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramaniam steps down over family commitments

New Delhi | Arvind Subramaniam on Wednesday stepped down as the Chief Economic Advisor over ‘Family commitments.”

Union Minister Arun Jailtely announced on Facebook about the departure of Subramaniam, “Few days ago Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian met me over video conferencing. He informed me that he would like to go back to the United States on account of pressing family commitments. His reasons were personal but extremely important for him. He left me with no option but to agree with him,” Jaitley said.

Arvind Subramaniam was appointed as the Chief Economic Advisor after Raghuram Rajan quit the position in September 2013 after being appointed the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Subramanian had got an extension of one year in September last year after his tenure got ended on 16 October 2017.


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