Sumita Misra Current Affairs - 2019
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IAS officer Sumita Misra was appointed joint secretary in Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) for five years. She is 1990 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.
Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC)
PMEAC is a non-constitutional and non-statutory, non-permanent and independent body, constituted with the prime and sole aim to analyse all critical issues, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the prime minister and advising him thereon. It is mandate to give advice to prime minister on economic matters such as inflation, GDP changes, export-import changes, creating supporting environment for increased trade and commerce.
Current Composition of PMEAC
Bibek Debroy, NITI Aayog member is the chairman of the Council. Its four members are Ratan Watal (member-secretary), NITI Aayog’s principal advisor and former Finance Secretary; Economist Surjit Bhalla; Rathin Roy, Director of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and Professor Ashima Goya, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.
Functions of PMEAC
Submit periodic reports to PM related to macroeconomic developments and issues which will have implications of the economic policy. Analyse any topics, issues assigned by the PM and provide advice to them. Analyse macroeconomic issues having high importance and present the views to PM and any other task which is assigned by Prime Minister.