Arvind Panagariya resigns as vice-chairman of NITI Aayog


New Delhi:  Arvind Panagariya has resigned as the vice-chairman of the Niti Aayog on Tuesday.

Panagariya said he will return to academics in US and August 31 will be his last day in office.

Panagariya, an Indian-American economist and professor of economics at Columbia University, was named Niti Aayog vice-chairman in January 2015.

He was the first vice-chairman of the Niti Aayog.

Panagariya has earlier been the chief economist of the Asian Development Bank and a professor of economics and co-director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park.

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