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Eminent economist Surjit Bhalla resigns from EAC-PM

The EAC- PM is headed by Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy.

Eminent economist Surjit Bhalla resigns from EAC-PM

New Delhi: Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla on Tuesday said that he had resigned as part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister(EAC-PM) on December 1.

"I resigned as part-time member of PMEAC on December 1," Bhalla said on social networking site Twitter.

The EAC- PM is headed by Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy. Economists Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Shamika Ravi are other part-time members.

The news on Bhalla's resignation comes just a day after RBI Governor Urjit Patel stepped down citing 'personal reasons'.

A PTI report quoting Prime Minister's Office spokesman said that Bhalla's resignation has been accepted by the Prime Minister. "In his request he had stated that he would be joining some other organisation," PTI quoting the spokesman said.

In September, the Commerce Ministry had constituted a High Level Advisory Group (HLAG) to look into the challenges emanating from the current global trade scenario and suggest ways to boost the country's goods and services exports, and Bhalla was announced as the Chairperson to the HLAG.

With PTI Inputs