CHIEF ECONOMIC ADVISOR

  • Arvind Subramanian is a creative thinker: US think tank 1 week ago

    Washington: Arvind Subramanian, appointed as India's Chief Economic Adviser, is more than just a mainstream macro-economist and is a creative thinker, the head of a top American think tank on economic issues said on Thursday. "Arvind is much more than your mainstream macro-economist. He is an immensely knowledgeable and creative...
  • US-based economist Arvind Subramanian appointed next Chief Economic Advisor October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The US-based economist Arvind Subramanian has been appointed as India's chief economic adviser. An official order has been issued by the Centre in this regard. Subramanian, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, was informally recommended to the post by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and later...
  • PM Modi seeks names for appointment of Chief Economic Advisor October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in the Finance Ministry is likely to be delayed further as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants more names of prospective candidates for the job. The post of CEA has been lying vacant for over a year now after Raghuram Rajan...
  • USbased Subramanian likely to be next Chief Economic Advisor August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: USbased economist Arvind Subramanian is likely to be appointed Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry. According to sources, his name has been recommended to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for approval. The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry to...
  • Need to reduce the regulations that govern business: Raghuram Rajan June 16, 2013

    Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan admitted that Indian economy suffers due to slow decision making processes in the government. Rajan also incised the Indian economic system for creating barriers to improve the business environment in the country while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Here is the full transcript...
  • Govt's slow decision making process hurting economy: Raghuram Rajan June 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan has admitted that Indian economy suffers due to slow decision making processes in the government. Rajan also incised the Indian economic system for creating barriers to improve the business environment in the country while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. Below is an...
  • Finance Ministry to take steps to strengthen rupee at right time June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Tuesday said it will take steps to increase foreign investment flows into the country to strengthen rupee and the regulators will act at appropriate time to contain the fall in domestic currency that touched a record low of 58.96 to a dollar. "We will continue...
  • Need to get new investments going: Chief Economic Advisor December 27, 2012

    Chief Economic Advisor Dr Raghuram Rajan has said that forecasting growth around turning points in very difficult and conceded that there is a steady decline in growth, adding that steps need to be taken in that regard urgently. In an interview with Karan Thapar on 'Devil's Advocate', the Chief Economic Advisor...
  • Govt must now think of banking reforms: Chief Economic Advisor September 26, 2012

    Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan says after the controversial FDI decisions, the government must now focus on banking reforms. ...
  • Raghuram Rajan: meet India's chief economic advisor August 30, 2012

    Raghuram Govind Rajan is the chief economic advisor to the Government of India. Born in Bhopal on February 3, 1963, he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in electrical engineering. He went on to secure the Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad...
  • Raghuram Rajan takes over as Chief Economic Advisor August 29, 2012

    New Delhi: India will have to devise a strategy to deal with the global economic situation which faces serious challenges, new Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram G Rajan said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "World economy faces very serious challenges right now and India is no exception...I hope that over the...
  • India to see key reforms in the next 6 months: Basu April 22, 2012

    Washington: After the furore over his remarks to a think tank, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu feels India will see "some important" reforms in the next six months, including on subsidies and may be partial diesel decontrol and FDI in retail. However, he feels the "biggest reform" GST (Goods and Services...
  • Food deflation to end in a few weeks: Kaushik Basu January 7, 2012

    Kolkata: The recent deflation in food prices is expected to continue for the next few weeks, following which a scenario of low inflation in food prices will be witnessed from February, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu said on Saturday. "The deflation in food prices could continue for a couple of weeks...
  • 'RBI's sharp rate hike unexpected but needed' July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on Tuesday said the sharp rise in interest rates by RBI was unexpected, but the difficult decision was needed to rein in inflation which is nearing double digit. He said both the Government as well as RBI are working together to check inflation. "We (Ministry...
  • RIL,TCS paid Obama's chief economic advisor April 6, 2009

    New York:Two Indian companies were among global organisations that paid thousands of dollars as speaking fee or for advice to a top aide of US President Barack Obama, with possible conflicts of interest now with government programmes, a media report said. Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries and top IT firm Tata Consultancy...