India’s chief economic advisor quits, to head back to US

Arvind Subramanian, in a tweet, referred to "personal reasons, researching and writing" for quitting before his term ends in October

The three year stint as India’s Chief Economic Adviser comes to an end for top economist Arvind Subramanian as he has decided to quit.

Subramanian will now go back to US.

Arvind Subramanian, in a tweet, referred to “personal reasons, researching and writing” for quitting before his term ends in October.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Subramanian would like to go back to the United States on account of pressing family commitments.

Arun Jaitley said that he had to concede to Subramanian’s request.

It was finance Minister Jaitley who said that Subramanian’s reasons were personal but extremely important.

The economist, well into his fifties, is a senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

He became Chief Economic Adviser on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years.

Arun Jaitley meanwhile said that Subramanian had built up a strong team of both insiders and outsiders.

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