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Did it or didn't it? FinMin silent over invocation of section 7 of RBI Act

Section 7 of the RBI Act empowers the government to issue directions to the RBI, after consultation with the Governor, on issues of public interest

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Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Skirting the crucial issue of whether it has invoked section 7 of the RBI Act, the finance ministry on Wednesday said the autonomy of the central bank within the purview of the Act is an essential and accepted governance requirement. 

"Governments in India have nurtured and respected this," the ministry said in a statement. 

However, when it came to the crux of the issue of invoking section 7 of the RBI Act, it said the government has never made the subject matter of those consultations public. 

"Only final decisions are taken are communicated," the ministry said. 

It said both the

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 1:45 PM IST

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