Published On: Wed, Dec 26th, 2018

Former RBI guv Bimal Jalan to head RBI’s economic capital framework panel

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up an expert panel to review its existing economic capital framework that will be headed by its former governor Bimal Jalan, the central bank said on Wednesday.

Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan has been named the chairman of RBI panel on economic capital framework.

This comes after government officials pressured the RBI for weeks to accede to a range of demands, from handing over surplus reserves to the government to easing of lending curbs.

Heated discussions over the revamping of the economic capital framework led to the unexpected resignation of RBI Governor Urijit Patel earlier this month.

The central bank said in a statement that former RBI Deputy Governor Rakesh Mohan would be the Vice Chairman of the committee, which would also comprise Bharat Doshi, Sudhir Mankad, Subhash Chandra Garg and N S Vishwanathan as members.

With Reuters inputs

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