RBI not behind curve, focus on inflation target could have been risky: Das

I feel that we are very much in line with the requirements of our time, the RBI has acted proactively: Shaktikanta Das

Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference at RBI headquarters, in Mumbai, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (PTI Photo

Shaktikanta Das

Press Trust of India Mumbai
Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday refuted criticism of the RBI being behind the curve in its policies, making it clear that the consequences of focusing on the 4 per cent inflation target would have been "disastrous" for the pandemic-hit economy.

In comments that came two days after former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian co-authored an article blaming the RBI for acting late on inflation and being behind the curve, Das said the central bank acted as per the evolving economic developments and also gave out a timeline of its actions to explain the shift.

"…tolerance of a higher inflation during the pandemic

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 4:58 PM IST

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