Delhi: Arvind Panagariya on Tuesday resigned as vice chairman of government think tank NITI Aayog.
Mr. Panagariya will be returning to the United States to rejoin academia. His last day in office will be August 31.
He has submitted a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting to be relieved by the end of this month.
Mr Panagariya was appointed to the post in January 2015.