Bokaro. Bringing honour to his alma mater and to the state of Jharkhand, former student of DPS Bokaro (1993batch) Neelkanth Mishra has been appointed as the member (Part-Time) in the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The letter No. 1/31/1/2017CAB, dated 16th October sent by the Director, Bhaskar Das Gupta from Cabinet Secretariat (Mantrimandal Sachivalaya) sent to CEO NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant states that ‘In continuation of secretariat communication of even number dated 24th September 2019 regarding reconstitution of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM), the Prime Minister has approved the appointment of three economists, Neelkanth Mishra, Nilesh Shah and V. Ananth Nageswaran as part-time members in the EAC-PM for a period of two years from the date of the constitution of the present EAC-PM.’
Neelkanth Mishra, who passed out of the DPS Bokaro in 1993 came fourth in IIT entrance test as well. Presently he is the Managing Director, the India Strategist and Co-Head of Equity Strategy, Asia Pacific, for Credit Suisse. He has been rated among the best analysts in India by the Institutional Investor and Asia Money polls. He is also a part of the Advisory Council to the Fifteenth Finance Commission and has been an advisor to committees appointed by the Government of India such as the RNR Committee on GST and the FRBM Review Committee.
Delighted on the achievement of his student, A. S. Gangwar, Principal, DPS Bokaro said, “Neelkanth had always been a keen learner; excited to explore and innovate. Even as a student, he exhibited leadership qualities and was sensitive to changes around. I am indeed happy and proud to have him as my student. May he achieve greater heights in life.”