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PM Modi constitutes Economic Advisory Council, Bibek Debroy to be chairman

The Economic Advisory Council will analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the Prime Minister and advising him thereon.

business Updated: Sep 25, 2017 18:44 IST
Saubhadra Chatterji
The Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be headed by Bibek Debroy, member, NITI Aayog.
The Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be headed by Bibek Debroy, member, NITI Aayog.(Reuters)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a panel of economic advisors to help his government analyse and advise on key issues.

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) will be headed by Bibek Debroy, member, NITI Aayog.

The other members of this panel would be Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy and Ashima Goyal.

Ratan Watal, NITI Aayog-member-secretary, will be the principal adviser of the panel.

Sources added that the council will “analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the Prime Minister and advising him thereon.”

They will also “address issues of macroeconomic importance and presenting views thereon to the Prime Minister. This could be either suo-motu or on reference from the Prime Minister or anyone else.”