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Accepted RBI directorship in public interest: Swaminathan Gurumurthy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government has appointed Chartered Accountant Swaminathan Gurumurthy, who is associated with the affiliate Swadeshi Jagran Manch, on the board of the

The of the Cabinet has approved his appointment as on the central board of the RBI for a period of four years, an order issued by the said.

"This is the first directorship ever. Never accepted any private or PSU directorship. Not even audit of PSUs or Wanted to be free to speak. But when pressure built up I am needed to do something in public interest I had to accept," Gurumurthy said in a tweet.

He is also the of

Besides him, the government has also appointed as another on the RBI board for four years, the ministry said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 15:00 IST