Government appoints 3 new members to PMEAC

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News:Government of India has reconstituted the Economic Advisory to the Prime Minister.It has added three more part-time members to the advisory bodies council.

Facts:

About EAC-PM:

  • Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister(EAC-PM)  is a non-constitutional, non-permanent and independent body constituted to give economic advice to the Government of India, specifically the Prime Minister.

Terms of reference:

  • Analyzing any issue, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the Prime Minister and advising the PM.
  • Addressing issues of macroeconomic importance and presenting views thereon to the Prime Minister.This could be either suo-moto or on a reference from the Prime Minister.

Members:

  • The PMEAC is chaired by a Chairperson and consists of eminent economists as members.
  • It is supported in its functions by a team of officials and administrators. There is no fixed definition on the exact number of members and staff of the PMEAC.