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Shaktikanta Das promises to uphold RBI autonomy; will meet PSB heads today

Shaktikanta Das also said he would extensively consult various stakeholders, including the government, on key issues

Shaktikanta Das
In his first media interaction, Shaktikanta Das stressed the need for free, fair and objective discussions between govt and RBI. Photo: Kamlesh D Pednekar

Hours after assuming charge as governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday, Shaktikanta Das spelt out his priorities, asserting that he would uphold the autonomy, credibility and integrity of the “great institution”. Das also said he would extensively consult various stakeholders, including the government, on key issues. The former bureaucrat has replaced Urjit Patel, who abruptly resigned on Monday after a long-drawn feud with the government over issues related to governance and the autonomy of the central bank. “I will try to uphold ...