CEA Arvind Subramanian to leave Finance Ministry
Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be leaving the Finance Ministry after nearly 4 years because of \"pressing family commitments\" and return to the US, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be leaving the Finance Ministry after nearly 4 years because of "pressing family commitments" and return to the US, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
Subramanian was appointed as CEA to the Finance Ministry on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years. In 2017, his term was extended for a year. "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 wrote in a Facebook post. The minister, however, did not say as to when Subramanian will relinquish the office.
"Profoundly grateful & humbled by these extraordinarily generous words by Minister @arunjaitley announcing my decision to return-for personal reasons-to researching & writing. CEA job most rewarding, fulfilling, exciting I have ever had. Many many to thank," Subramanian tweeted minutes after Jaitley's Facebook post.