NEW DELHI: KV Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the government of India will return to academia at the end of his three year tenure. “I have decided to return back to academia following the completion of my 3 year fulfilling tenure. Serving the nation has been an absolute privilege. I have wonderful support and encouragement,” Mr Subramanian tweeted.
He took charge as the CEA on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years. In 2017, his term was extended for a year.
Mr Subramanian also thanked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her “feedback” on important matters, which he said was “as committed as her support”. “In the periodic meetings at North Block, Madam’s sense of humour and easy manner play a critical role in enabling a healthy debate that is so essential amidst epochal change,” the Chief Economic Advisor said.
He also said that India is witnessing dramatic change.
Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to wish Mr Subramanian the very best in the future endeavours.
He said he will return to academia research and writing in the US, apart from discharging the new responsibilities of a grandparent.