Arvind Panagariya resigns as Niti Aayog Vice Chairman
Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he wants to quit and return to academics in the US.
Panagariya, who has been on leave from Columbia University to work at the Niti Aayog, said in his letter that his leave was due to expire on August 31 and it was not possible to extend it, a senior official said.
He also said that he wants to resume his teaching job at the university.
A former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, the 64-year-old had also worked with the World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D degree in Economics from Princeton University.