Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Bimal Jalan will head the search cum selection panel for India’s next chief economic advisor (CEA), said people familiar with the matter.
Economic affairs secretary Subhash C Garg and BP Sharma, secretary, department of personnel training are the other members in the selection panel, sources told CNBC-TV18.
The government has received around 20 applications but the panel will shortlist from it for an interview. The process would take a couple of months and a final decision can be expected by November-December.
The decision by the Bimal Jalan panel will have to be vetted by the appointments committee of the cabinet.