RBI deputy governor B.P. Kanungo (Photo: Reuters)
RBI deputy governor B.P. Kanungo (Photo: Reuters)

RBI names Kanungo to run monetary policy portfolio after Viral Acharya quits

  • Kanungo will also retain his currency management portfolio
  • He would become the sixth member of the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee, which will next convene on 5-7 August

With the exit of Viral Acharya, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday rejiged portfolios of the other three deputy governors giving the important monetary policy and forecasting department to B P Kanungo, an official release said.

The monetary policy department, including forecasting and modelling unit, was earlier looked after by Acharya, who ended his stint as the deputy governor after last month's surprise resignation where the outspoken academic chose to cut short his time in office.

Now, all the other three deputy governors -- N S Vishwanathan, B P Kanungo and M K Jain -- have been made responsible for 12 departments each.

In addition to his earlier portfolios, Kanungo will also look after economic and policy research and statistics and information management. Kanungo would become the sixth member of the RBI's Monetary Policy Committee, which will next convene on 5-7 August.

Deputy Governor Jain has been given additional charge of corporate strategy and budget, financial stability unit, and human resource management. He will be in charge of the right to information division.

The release further said besides the portfolios he was holding since June 2018, Vishwanathan has also been entrusted with departments dealing with financial market opertations, financial market regulations and international issues.

The RBI, headed by Governor Shaktikanta Das, has four deputy governors.

The government has not yet finalised replacement of Acharya.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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