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RBI governor Urjit Patel may consider resigning

31 October, 2018, 11:57 | Author: Kristi Dunn
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Section 7 of the RBI Act empowers the government to issue directions necessary for public interest to the RBI from time to time after consultation with the RBI governor.

The development comes amid a widening rift between the Modi government and Patel after the central bank's Deputy Governor Viral V Acharya in a speech on Friday, 26 October, warned that undermining autonomy and independence of RBI could be "potentially catastrophic". Another report in the Times of India said the government had mentioned the rule to the RBI in consultations, without invoking it.

What does Section 7 states? On Tuesday, Arun Jaitley responded, and held the central bank responsible for mounting bad loans, and said the Reserve Bank looked the other way when banks lent indiscriminately during 2008-14 to keep the economy going.

Voicing support for Patel, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said if the governor decides to leave, the blame would fall on Jaitley. "Even the RBI board is being sought to be stuffed in a particular direction, which would prompt the discerning people to look askance and make it hard for RBI to frame policies", the union said in the letter.

Days after the rift between the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India became public, some reports have suggested that the Governor of the federal bank, Urjit Patel, may resign.

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Officials in the Finance Ministry said three letters have been sent to the RBI, citing Section 7, without actually implementing it. The letter wanted RBI to carve out exemption for power companies under 12 February circular. "There have been talks with the RBI on these issues, but invoking Section 7 (1) is something that has not come up yet but we need to also ensure that industries are not killed", he added. For the goal, extensive consultations on several issues take place between the government and the RBI from time to time.

According to Livemint, the government is unlikely to invoke Section 7 of the Reserve Bank of India Act though it is using it as a threat to get the central bank to the negotiating table on a host of issues, including the more recent liquidity crisis that has impacted non-banking finance companies.

"Only the final decisions taken are communicated".

"Governments that do not respect central bank independence will sooner or later incur the wrath of financial markets, ignite economic fire, and come to rue the day they undermined an important regulatory institution", he said. The government, through these consultations, places its assessment on issues and suggests possible solutions. "The Government will continue to do so", the Finance Ministry stated. "We appeal to all right-minded people and experts to speak out and persuade the government to amend, and let RBI do its jobs in an unfettered was as per statutes, mandates, practices".


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