The government on Friday appointed Dr V Anantha Nageswaran as the new Chief Economic Advisor. The move comes just days ahead of the Union Budget’s presentation on February 1.
The CEA, who is a secretary rank official attached to the finance ministry, is traditionally the main architect of the economic survey every year.
This year, the survey, which is tabled in Parliament by the Finance Minister, is being prepared by the principal economic advisor and other officials.
Dr Nageswaran, an academic and former executive with Credit Suisse Group AG and Julius Baer Group, succeeds KV Subramanian, who demitted office of CEA in December 2021 after the completion of his three-year term.