Rajan has given large measure of credibility to RBI: SBI chief

Mumbai: Describing RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan as a person of very high caliber, State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya today said he has given a large measure of credibility to the central bank.

"Dr Rajan has given RBI a very large measure of credibility,"SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said
“Dr Rajan has given RBI a very large measure of credibility,”SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said.

“Dr Rajan is a person of very high caliber, who has built ably on the reputation of our central bank and given it a very large measure of credibility,” she said in a statement.

Her name is also doing the rounds for the post of the RBI Governor.

Putting speculations to rest, Rajan today said no to a second term as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government appreciates the good work done by Rajan and respects his decision.

“A decision on his successor would be announced shortly,” Jaitley said.

On Rajan’s decision not to seek a second term as RBI chief, veteran industrialist Rahul Bajaj said, “It is unfortunate”.

PTI