New Delhi, Mar 28: Chief Economic Advisor and Cadre Head of the Indian Economic Service (IES) Krishnamurty Subramanium has asked the IES officers to keep themselves updated and skilled with tools and techniques concerning econometrics, data analytics and effective visualisation among others.
He emphasised the need of sharing of experiences and best practices regularly on a common platform amongst IES officers.
Dr Subramanium was speaking during his interaction with the IES officers on Wednesday here. The interaction was half-a-day-long brain-storming session on enhancing the effective contribution of IES officers to the economic policy making and its implementation in the country.
More than 130 IES officers, who are posted at different levels in various ministries and departments, participated in the session.
It was agreed that IES officers can contribute more effectively to the policy space by making all advice to the Government evidence-based, objectively communicating the policies of the Government, and widening the scope of engagement of IES officers to parastatals and the state government services.
To this end, Dr Subramanium emphasised that IES officers need to be updated and skilled with tools and techniques relating to econometrics, data analytics & effective visualisation among others.
As the importance of specialisation in policymaking is increasing constantly, IES officers need to constantly engage with academia and the private sector to provide sharp economic analysis.
The CEA also advocated continuous learning through training programs in India and abroad in the best academic institutions and combining them with effective use of the advantages provided by the online training courses.