After months of screening and analysis, a panel headed by former Reserve Bank of India Governor Bimal Jalan has finally shortlisted some potential candidates for the appointment of a new chief economic advisor (CEA).
The panel shortlisted the candidates after a round of interviews and sources suggest that there will be more interviews to refine the screening.
Arvind Subramanian Former CEA had cut short his extended tenure in August, which was supposed to last till May 2019, and decided to go for higher studies in the United States.
Followed by this, a panel was appointed, with Jalan as its head, to identify the next CEA, to recommend to the government on the appointment. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi will need to give the final stamp of approval for the appointment.
The panel also includes Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg and the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, C Chandramouli.