Arvind Panagariya, NITI Aayog vice chairman resigned from his post on Tuesday afternoon, according to a report by CNN-News 18. The National Institution for Transforming India’s (NITI Aayog) vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya quit from his post just a few hours after chairing a meeting. The details of Panagariya’s resignation are not clear but he is likely to join the Columbia University once again. Panagariya not only chaired but also gave concluding remarks in the Advisory Group meeting of NITI Aayog on re integration in States. He was reportedly handpicked for the job. Despite the resignation, Arvind Panagariya will serve in office until August 31.
Before joining the NITI Aayog, Panagariya was the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. He was also serving as the chief economist at the Asian Development Bank. After getting a PhD degree in economics from Princeton University, he worked as a professor of economics and co-director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park. Apart from this, he has written/edited several books including India: The Emerging Giant, which was published in March 2008 by the Oxford University Press, New York. Read More…
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