Government constitutes Global Advisory Council

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New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has constituted a high level global advisory committee consisting of Noble laureate Amartya Sen, steel tycoon L. N. Mittal and Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi, among others.

Announcing the government's decision in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Vyalar Ravi said council would develop an "inclusive agenda" for engagement between the country and the best Indian brains living abroad.

The Prime Minister, will head the committee, which will advice the government on the best way forward for a two-way engagement.

The GAC will consist of 23-members, including External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, City group CEO Vikram Pandit, NRI entrepreneur Karan Bilimoria, economist Jagdish Bhagwati, hi-tech Czar Sam Pitroda.

The council will also consider ways and means for accessing the skills and knowledge of Indian Diaspora for meeting the country's development goals and facilitating investments by overseas Indians into the country, Ravi said.(ANI)

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