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Govt appoints V Anantha Nageswaran as new Chief Economic Advisor

Appointment comes when all eyes are on Economic Survey and Union Budget

Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran
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Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran | Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

Arup Roychoudhury New Delhi
The government has appointed Venkatraman Anantha Nageswaran as its chief economic advisor (CEA) days before the tabling of the 2021-22 Economic Survey (on January 31) and the presentation of the 2022-23 Union Budget (on February 1).

Nageswaran assumed charge of his new role in the finance ministry on Friday, according to an official statement. He has replaced Krishnamurthy Subramanian, who returned to academia in December after a three-year tenure as CEA.

“It is still not decided if Nageswaran will attend the customary post-Economic Survey media briefing, as he was not involved in making it,” a senior official said. The upcoming

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First Published: Jan 28 2022 | 6:28 PM IST

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