A big news for the economist. Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian will go back to the US. He has been serving nearly four years in the post of Chief Economic Adviser, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today.
In a Facebook post-Arun, Jaitley said “He would like to go back to the United States on account of pressing family commitments. He left me with no option but to agree with him,”.
In another statement, Jaitley said, Mr. Subramanian had met him over video-conference a few days ago. “His reasons were personal but extremely important for him,” he said.
Mr. Subramanian joined as the Chief Economic Adviser on October 16, 2014, for a period of three years, which was extended.
“He would walk into my room – at times several times a day, addressing me as ‘Minister’ to give either the good news or otherwise. Needless to say, his departure will be missed by me,” Mr. Jaitley wrote, ending his glowing tribute with the words that are also the title of his post: “Thank you, Arvind”.
Arvind Subramanian received his doctorate from the Oxford University, UK.