Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla said on Tuesday he had resigned as part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister(EAC-PM) on December 1.
He announced the decision on micro-blogging site Twitter.
“I resigned as part-time member PMEAC on December 1st,” Bhalla posted.
1/2 My forecast on Elections 2019; written as Contributing Editor Indian Express & Consultant @Network18Group; I resigned as part-time member PMEAC on December 1st; also look for my book Citizen Raj: Indian Elections 1952-2019 , due
— Surjit Bhalla (@surjitbhalla) December 11, 2018
A Prime Minister’s Office spokesman said Bhalla’s resignation had been accepted by the Prime Minister. “In his request he had stated that he would be joining some other organisation,” the spokesman said.
Headed by Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy, the EAC- PM has economists Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Shamika Ravi as other part-time members.
It is an independent body constituted to give advice on economic and related issues to the Government of India, specifically to the PM.
(With PTI inputs)