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Ahmed Patel questions govt's motive behind diluting qualifications for CEA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Senior today questioned the government's intention behind diluting the educational and professional qualifications for the post of chief economic advisor, wondering if it has any "ulterior motive."

"Why has the government diluted the educational and professional requirements for the post of


"Economists' positions, even in banks have more rigorous requirements. What is their ulterior motive?," he asked on

According to a notice posted on the Ministry website, the government has invited applications by July 20 for appointment of chief economic on deputation basis.

Almost a year prior to the end of his tenure, Chief Economic recently announced that he has decided to quit the job and return to the US for very compelling reasons.

As per the notice for filling up the impending vacancy, the candidate must have Master's degree in economics or from a recognised university or institution and the maximum age limit for appointment on deputation (including short-term contract/contract) shall exceed 56 years as on the date of application.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 16:15 IST
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