Sanjeev Sanyal, the well-known economist and author, is the newly appointed principal economic adviser in department of Economic affairs in the Ministry of Finance. He has been appointed in a pay scale of Rs 67,000-79,000 for a period of three years. He is the former Global Strategist and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank. Sanyal has authored several books viz. ‘The Indian Renaissance: India’s Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline’, ‘The Incredible History of India’s Geography’, etc.