Dr Poonam Gupta, Director General of NCAER, has been inducted into the seven-member Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. As per a notification from the Cabinet Secretariat, the Prime Minister approved the reconstitution of the Economic Advisory Council to the PM (EAC-PM) for a period of two years on September 27, 2021. The Council will be headed by noted economist and erstwhile Member of NITI Aayog, Mr Bibek Debroy.
The role of the EAC-PM is to analyse any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the PM and advise him on those issues, besides addressing subjects of macroeconomic importance and presenting views to the PM, either suo moto or on reference from the PM or anyone else.
The faculty and staff of NCAER offer their heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Dr Gupta on her appointment.