'It was the best job, enriching and exciting,' says outgoing CEA Arvind Subramanian

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Jun 20, 2018, 04:30 PM(IST)

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Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, took to Facebook announcing that Subramanian's term would not be extended

Outgoing Chief Economic Adviser, Arvind Subramanian, called it quits earlier today and stated that it was an honour to serve the country and frame numerous reforms. While addressing the media today, Subramanian noted the GST as a monumental achievement. 

"It has been the best job I ever had or will ever have. It was enriching and exciting. I will go back with the happiest best memories of this tenure. I will always be committed to serving the country in future," Subramanian told media. 

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Subramanian's last day in office has not been decided.

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Union Minister of Finance, Arun Jaitley, took to Facebook announcing that the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA), Arvind Subramanian's term would not be extended any further as he wants to go back to the US due to family commitments. 

"Few days ago Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian met me over video conferencing," Jaitley wrote.  

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"He (Subramanian) 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 added. 

Subramanian was appointed CEA to the finance ministry on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years. In 2017 his term was extended for a year.

Jaitley said that on expiry of Subramanian's three-year term in October last year, 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 minister said.

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