Govt to soon invite applications for the post of RBI Deputy Governor


The government is planning to soon invite fresh applications for the post of RBI Deputy Governor. The position has been vacant after S S Mundra retired on July 31, 2017 after completing his three-year term. Advertisements seeking application from eligible bankers would be issued soon.


Despite conducting interviews on July 29 last year, the government has decided to start the process all over again.


The Financial Sector Regulatory Appointment Search Committee (FSRASC) headed by the Cabinet Secretary will select a suitable candidate to succeed Mundra. The members of the search committee include the RBI Governor, Financial Services Secretary and three independent members.


The central bank has four deputy governors – two from within the ranks, one commercial banker and one economist – to head the monetary policy department.


According to the earlier notice put up on RBI s website, applicants should have extensive experience as a full-time director or board member and possess understanding, at a very senior level, of supervision and compliance in the financial sector.


Strong competencies working with financial performance data, including interpreting, summarising, high level output and strong and clear communication skills on matters of public policy, are also listed as criteria for the post.


The appointment will be made for a period of three years and the person will be eligible for reappointment, it had said. The deputy governor will draw a fixed salary of Rs 2.25 lakh per month plus allowances, it added.