The government has given one year extension to Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian till October 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
Earlier interacting with reporters , Jaitley had said Subramanian will get one year extension when asked about his future .
According to report by PTI, Subramanian, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, was appointed India’s Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) in October 2014. His term was for three years, which was to end on October 16.
The BJP-led NDA government’s 5-year term ends in May 2019.
The CEA is usually the main go-to person for advice for the finance minister on macro-economic matters, and primary responsibilities, among others, include authoring the mid-year analysis and the Economic Survey.
Subramanian’s predecessor was Raghuram Rajan, who quit the position in September 2013 after being appointed the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Subramanian graduated from St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and got an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He obtained M.Phil and D.Phil from the University of Oxford, UK.