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No decision on appointment of Chief Economic Advisor

The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry to join the Reserve Bank as Governor in September last year.

twitter-logoPTI | August 26, 2014 | Updated 15:39 IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has met several people but has not finalised the name
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has met several people but has not finalised the name (Photo: Reuters)

The Finance Ministry has not yet decided on the name of the new Chief Economic Advisor (CEA).

According to a top official at the ministry, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has met several people but has not finalised the name.

The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry to join the Reserve Bank as Governor in September last year.

There are speculations that US-based economist Arvind Subramanian may get the top job.

Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, is the Dennis Weatherstone senior fellow at the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics.

A graduate from St Stephens College, Subramanian has been advising the Indian government in different capacities and has been a member of the Finance Minister's Expert Group on the G-20.

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