Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian resigns, will return to US

New Delhi: Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian will go back to the United States after serving nearly four years, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

“He would like to go back to the United States on account of pressing family commitments. ..He left me with no option but to agree with him,” Arun Jaitley said in a Facebook post.

Subramanian had joined the government as the economic advisor on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years.

“On the expiry of the three year I 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,” Jaitley had earlier said in a blogpost.

This is a developing story, updates awaited.