Ahluwalia submitted his resignation to PM Manmohan Singh after the Union Cabinets meeting in Delhi. Another member, BK Chat-urvedi, also resigned. "The deputy chairman has put in his papers. I don't know about other members but I have resigned," Chaturvedi said.
Besides Ahluwalia, full-time members are Chaturvedi, Saumitra Chaudhuri, Syeda Hameed, Narendra Jadhav, Abhijit Sen, Mihir Shah, K Kasturirangan and Arun Maira. All panel members submit resignations to the PM who heads the institution.
The panel drafted the 12th Plan (2012-17) which envisages annual average growth of 8% in the policy period.