Economist Surjit Bhalla has resigned from the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC or EAC-PM), a think tank-like body that advises the Prime Minister of India on crucial economic issues.
The anouncmenet of Bhalla’s resignation from the council came a day after Reserve Bank of India Urjit Patel stepped down from his post. Patel quit as RBI governor months after differences between the government and the Patel-led RBI became public.
Bhalla was a part-time member of the EAC-PM. The EAC- PM is headed by Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy. Economists Rathin Roy, Ashima Goyal and Shamika Ravi are other part-time members