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Modi govt rejigs economic team

Mehrishi is economic affairs secretary; Swarup becomes OSD in the coal ministry; Mayaram transferred to the tourism ministry

Arvind Subramanian & Rajiv Mehrishi
Arvind Subramanian & Rajiv Mehrishi

The Narendra Modi government on Thursday took a slew of steps to restructure its economic ministries. Finance & Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram was shifted to the tourism ministry, after exercises for the 2015-16 Budget had begun. Rajasthan Chief Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, handpicked by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, was made the new economic affairs secretary. And, in the department of economic affairs, US-based economist Arvind Subramanian was appointed to fill the long-vacant post of the government's chief economic advisor. Subramanian taking charge on Thursday also ...