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Will EAC-PM be reconstituted in September this year?

By IndianMandarins- 06 Jul 2019


After the reconstitution of NITI Aayog on June 06, 2019, the pay and perks of Dr Bibek Debroy and Ratal P Watal had raised some questions. These question arose as both Debroy and Watal did not find a place in the reconstituted NITI Aayog team. But reportedly, the PMO has settled the vexed issues well on time.


When the PM Economic Advisory Council was revived in September 2017, Debroy (Member, NITI) was made Chairman and Watal (Principal Adviser, NITI) was made Member Secretary of the EAC-PM. Both of them drew salaries and availed perks from NITI Aayog. After they lost positions in the reconstituted NITI Aayog, the nodal agency for the EAC-PM, the PMO was prompt enough to issue an order making provisions that they would be entitled to the same status, pay and allowances they were entitled to before the reconstitution of NITI Aayog on June 06, 2019. As the nodal agency, the expenditure borne by NITI may be debited to EAC-PM Budget till September 25, 2019, or till such date, the EAC-PM exists.


However, this has made people speculate whether EAC-PM would be reconstituted in September last week.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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