Union Finance Minister chairs Financial Stability and Development Council meeting

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | February 21, 2024 IST

Union Finance Minister chairs 28th FSDC meeting

New Delhi, Feb 21: Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 28th Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) in New Delhi, today.

The FSDC, inter alia, deliberated on issues related to macro financial stability and India’s preparedness to deal with them. The ongoing inter-regulatory issues were also discussed to support GIFT IFSC in its strategic role to become one of the world’s premier international financial centres and perform its envisioned role of facilitating foreign capital and financial services for the domestic economy.

The FSDC discussed various issues related to formulation of strategy for implementing the decisions of the FSDC and the Union Budget announcements. These, inter alia, included prescribing uniform KYC norms, inter-usability of KYC records across the financial sector, and simplification and digitalisation of the KYC process;kickstarting fund-raising by social enterprises through social stock exchanges; to arrest the harmful effects of unauthorised lending through online apps and measures to curb their further spread.

The FSDC considered the domestic and global macro-financial situation and emphasised that the members need to maintain constant vigilance and continue their proactive efforts towards detecting emerging financial stability risks and taking the necessary measures to maintain the resilience of the financial sector. The FSDC members also decided to strengthen inter-regulatory coordination to further develop the financial sector so that it continues to provide the requisite financial resources for inclusive economic growth.

The FSDC also took note of the activities undertaken by the FSDC Sub-Committee chaired by the Governor, RBI, and the action taken by members on the previous decisions of the FSDC.

The meeting was attended by Union Minister of State  for Finance Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad; Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI); Dr. T.V. Somanathan, Finance Secretary and Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance (MoF); Ajay Seth, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, MoF; Dr. Vivek Joshi, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, MoF; Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary, Department of Revenue, MoF;  Dr. Manoj Govil, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA); S. Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran, Chief Economic Adviser, MoF; Madhabi Puri Buch, Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Board of India; Debasish Panda, Chairperson, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India; Dr. Deepak Mohanty, Chairperson, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority; Ravi Mital, Chairperson, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India; K. Rajaraman, Chairperson, International Financial Services Centres Authority, and the Secretary of the FSDC, Department of Economic Affairs, MoF.

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