AMN / New Delhi
Vice-chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relieve him of his post, expressing his desire to return to academics.
Officials sources said here that Mr Panagariya could not get his leave from the Columbia University further extended, so he decided to quit to rejoin as professor of economics.
The Columbia University Professor was picked by the Prime Minister to head the erstwhile Planning Commission’s new avatar NITI Aayog in 2015.
He, has, however told the Prime Minister that he would be available for serving the nation in anyway possible while continuing his academic assignment.
His last day in the office will be August 31.