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Arvind Virmani appointed full-time member of NITI Aayog

The government has appointed senior economist Dr. Arvind Virmani as a full-time member of the NITI Aayog. Dr. Arvind Virmani is the founder-chairman of the non-profit public policy organization Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare. he has served as the Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance during the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government from 2007-09.

  • On 15th November 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved Virmani’s appointment as a full-time member of NITI Aayog and the Cabinet Secretariat issued a notification regarding this.
  • The NITI Aayog has three members — Dr V K Saraswat, Professor Ramesh Chand and Dr V K Paul. 

Who is Arvind Virmani

  • Virmani holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, USA, and has also served as Principal Advisor, Planning Commission.
  • Virmani served in various capacities in the government.
  • He also served as a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy from February 2013 to August 2016.
  • He served at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC.
  • Virmani served as the Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance for two years from 2007-2009, when P Chidambaram was the Minister of Finance.
  • Virmani was appointed the Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund in 2019.
  • he represented India (as its Ambassador to IMF), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan.

Books by Dr Arvind Virmani 

  • The Sudoku of India’s Growth
  • From Uni-polar To Tri polar World: Multi-polar Transition Paradox
  • Propelling India From Socialist Stagnation To Global Power
  • Accelerating Growth and Poverty Reduction – A Policy Framework for India’s Development.

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