Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian will be leaving the finance ministry because of “pressing family commitments” and will return to the United States, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.
“Few days ago Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian met me over video conferencing. He informed me that he would like to go back to the United States on account of pressing family commitments. His reasons were personal but extremely important for him. He left me with no option but to agree with him,” Jaitley wrote in a Facebook post.
Jaitley further said that on expiry of Subramanian’s three-year term in October 2017, he had requested him to continue for some more time.
“Even at that stage he told me that he was torn between family commitment and his current job which he considered the best and most fulfilling he has ever done,” the finance minister said.
Subramanian was appointed as CEA to the finance ministry on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years. In 2017 his term was extended for a year.
(With PTI Inputs)