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T Rabi Sankar takes over as RBI deputy governor, has a tenure of 3 years

Sankar has filled the vacancy created after the retirement of B P Kanungo on April 2

Reserve Bank of India | RBI

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The RBI was at the forefront of providing stimulus to the economy last year, while the Narendra Modi-led government followed with modest fiscal steps

T Rabi Sankar on Monday took over as the new deputy governor of the for a period of three years, the central bank said in a statement.

Sankar has filled the vacancy created after the retirement of B P Kanungo on April 2. The other three deputy governors are Michael D Patra, who heads the all-important monetary policy department; Mukesh Kumar Jain, the commercial banker-turned-central banker; and Rajeshwar Rao.

Sankar was Executive Director of the Reserve Bank before being elevated to the post of deputy governor.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared Sankar's appointment as the new deputy governor on Saturday.

"In pursuance with the Government of India notification dated May 3, 2021, T Rabi Sankar took over as the Deputy Governor of today for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is earlier," the said.

Sankar has a Master of Philosophy in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Sankar, a career central banker, has worked in various positions at the As an executive director, he was looking after the Department of Payment and Settlement Systems, the Department of Information Technology, Fintech and the Risk Monitoring Department of the

His areas of expertise include exchange rate management, reserves portfolio management, public debt management, monetary operations and development, regulation and surveillance of financial markets, payment systems and IT infrastructure, the RBI said.

He has served as an IMF Consultant (2005-11) on developing government bond markets and debt management. In addition to his professional career at the RBI, he is the Chairman, Indian Financial Technology and Allied Services (IFTAS); member of Board of Directors, ReBIT; and member of Governing Council, IDRBT.

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First Published: Mon, May 03 2021. 18:20 IST