Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian to return to US

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Facebook page had said that  Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, Arvind Subramanian, would return to US in October due to family commitments.

Published: 20th June 2018 02:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2018 03:44 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian (File | PTI)

Express News Service

New Delhi: In a surprising move, the government announced the resignation of the Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, who has decided to go back to the US, citing personal reasons. The news was shared by a Facebook post of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

"A 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" Jaitley posted and later tweeted. The government meanwhile has accepted his resignation.

"His reasons were personal but extremely important for him. He left me with no option but to agree with him", Jaitley said.

Arvind Subramanian had joined us as the Chief Economic Advisor on 16th October 2014 for a period of three years. After his tenure ended, he got an extension of one year.  So far there was no announcement on his last working date.


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