Growth is the highest priority as of now and every policymaker is concerned with it, said Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday.
Das was giving the inaugural address at the FIBAC 2019, held at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai.
Das said that weaker-than-expected growth with signs of a slowdown was the key risk to global financial stability, though banks were more resilient to shocks.
The RBI Governor also said that Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) amendments would help ring-fence banks.
Further, Das said that he wanted state-run banks to access capital from markets rather than depending on the government.
Das also said that the RBI was keeping a close watch on the interconnectedness of banks and non-banking finance companies.
Further, Das said that all regulations put in place by the National Housing Bank (NHB) would continue for housing-finance companies (HFCs), adding that the RBI was reviewing some of the norms.
The RBI governor called for an urgent review of corporate governance at state-run banks.
The governor also said he expected more banks to move to repo-linked loan and deposit pricing, and wanted faster lending rate cuts.