Finance Ministry’s Principal Economic Advisor, Sanjeev Sanyal has been inducted as a full-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), the panel’s chairman Bibek Debroy announced. The appointment is for a tenure of two years. He had advised the finance ministry to devise economic policies during the pandemic. The EAC-PM is an independent body constituted by the Union government to advise the prime minister on economic matters.
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About PEA Sanjeev Sanyal:
- The veteran economist has been working with the financial markets since the 1990s and his induction to the EAC-PM is likely to help the top economic advisory body.
- In 2007, Sanyal was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on urban issues and was also honoured by the Singapore government at the World Cities Summit 2014.
- Sanyal was appointed as Finance Ministry’s principal economic adviser in February 2017 and was earlier the managing director at Deutsche Bank.