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  • Britannia appoints former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as additional director Apr 01, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Britannia appoints former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as additional director

    Urjit Patel was the RBI Governor from September 2016 to December 2018, and was succeeded by Shaktikanta Das.

  • Great Eastern Shipping appoints former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as additional director Jul 30, 2020 10:23 PM IST

    Great Eastern Shipping appoints former RBI Governor Urjit Patel as additional director

    Before serving as the governor of the central bank, Patel was the deputy governor in charge of monetary policy.

  • Viral Acharya in new book: Urjit Patel’s exit caused by govt attempts to undermine RBI autonomy Jul 27, 2020 05:17 PM IST

    Viral Acharya in new book: Urjit Patel’s exit caused by govt attempts to undermine RBI autonomy

    In his book Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India, Viral Acharya said 'RBI lost its governor on the altar of financial stability'.

  • Urjit Patel highlights issue of 'creeping banking sector fiscalisation' in his new book Jul 24, 2020 03:38 PM IST

    Urjit Patel highlights issue of 'creeping banking sector fiscalisation' in his new book

    As successive governments have found their capacity for further fiscal expansion becoming constrained, it has used the banks that it owns to fire up and pump-prime the economy; hence the term banking sector-fiscalization.

  • RBI neglected to take away the ‘punch bowl’ from the credit-binge ‘party’, says Urjit Patel in new book Jul 24, 2020 01:34 PM IST

    RBI neglected to take away the ‘punch bowl’ from the credit-binge ‘party’, says Urjit Patel in new book

    In his book, Patel has elaborated on how excessive government ownership has weakened the government banks in the country

  • Do not reward wrongdoers by bestowing awards; do some background checks: Urjit Patel’s memo to financial media Jul 24, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    Do not reward wrongdoers by bestowing awards; do some background checks: Urjit Patel’s memo to financial media

    The context here is the annual awards given by financial media houses to banks. The recipients, sometimes, include even those banks who have been fined by the RBI and other regulators, sometimes more than once, for rule violations.

  • Urjit Patel cautions on rising bank frauds, wants boards, managements to act Jul 24, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Urjit Patel cautions on rising bank frauds, wants boards, managements to act

    A look at the latest data of large banks shows a spike in the number of frauds and the money involved over the previous year. Subsequently, there is a corresponding rise in provisions made.

  • Analysis | Urjit Patel’s scathing attack on RBI, UPA for the NPA mess: 3 critical insights Jul 20, 2020 12:11 PM IST

    Analysis | Urjit Patel’s scathing attack on RBI, UPA for the NPA mess: 3 critical insights

    Reasons for India’s NPA crisis are well known. However, this is probably the first time a former RBI governor has launched such a scathing attack on the central bank criticising the inefficiency and laxity to monitor the build-up of bad loans in the system.

  • How unsuitable bad debts in Indian banking sector blew up, Ex-RBI governor Urjit Patel explains in new book Jul 05, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    How unsuitable bad debts in Indian banking sector blew up, Ex-RBI governor Urjit Patel explains in new book

    The book, published by HarperCollins India, will be available to buy from July 31 on Amazon.

  • Former RBI governor Urjit Patel makes peace with government, to join as NIPFP Chairman Jun 19, 2020 06:01 PM IST

    Former RBI governor Urjit Patel makes peace with government, to join as NIPFP Chairman

    Beginning June 22, Patel will begin a four-year term as the Chairperson of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, a research body under the control of the ministry of finance.

  • India faces 5 uncertainties in COVID-19 outbreak, says ex-RBI governor Urjit Patel May 11, 2020 01:04 PM IST

    India faces 5 uncertainties in COVID-19 outbreak, says ex-RBI governor Urjit Patel

    The pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of the human race, senior advocate Harish Salve said.

  • 'Hot' foreign capital not the answer; banking sector requires vigilance, says Urjit Patel Apr 06, 2020 12:54 PM IST

    'Hot' foreign capital not the answer; banking sector requires vigilance, says Urjit Patel

    The former RBI governor has asked policymakers to be vigilant about the banking sector, which even before the coronavirus outbreak was stressed by high non-performing assets.

  • History behind, Shaktikanta Das-led RBI charts new trails sans acrimony Dec 31, 2019 09:58 AM IST

    History behind, Shaktikanta Das-led RBI charts new trails sans acrimony

    And 'the history graduate', as Das was parodied in his initial days, did not disappoint as the 25th governor of the central bank. He completed one year at the helm on December 12.

  • The parting shot | Viral Acharya, the Deputy Governor who spoke his mind Jul 25, 2019 12:49 PM IST

    The parting shot | Viral Acharya, the Deputy Governor who spoke his mind

    Known as someone who calls a spade a spade, the fearless RBI deputy chose not to play second fiddle to the Governor and instead make his own mark

  • Monetary Policy: Viral Acharya’s parting shot Jun 24, 2019 10:44 AM IST

    Monetary Policy: Viral Acharya’s parting shot

    The outgoing Deputy Governor warned that public sector borrowing is close to the levels seen during the ‘taper tantrum’

  • Glide path to solve NPA maths? RBI can give it a try Jun 18, 2019 03:17 PM IST

    Glide path to solve NPA maths? RBI can give it a try

    We all know how the inflation targeting framework set the gold standard to bring prices down. To stretch it a little further, why not apply it to break the back of the NPA problem? Over to RBI

  • RBI making u-turn, seen shifting to neutral in February, cutting rates by mid-year: Poll Jan 24, 2019 05:15 PM IST

    RBI making u-turn, seen shifting to neutral in February, cutting rates by mid-year: Poll

    Just a month ago, economists predicted rates would start rising next quarter. But they have flipped that outlook in the first survey taken since RBI Governor Urjit Patel's sudden resignation on December 10.

  • Capital buffer debate: Think tank says RBI under-capitalised by 5% Jan 24, 2019 04:36 PM IST

    Capital buffer debate: Think tank says RBI under-capitalised by 5%

    The study stressed that RBI is not over-capitalised and it needs to raise its capital ratio.

  • Not considering change in power of RBI over PSBs: Government informs Parliament Jan 08, 2019 06:28 PM IST

    Not considering change in power of RBI over PSBs: Government informs Parliament

    The stance of the government comes after former RBI Governor Urjit Patel claimed that the central bank didn't enjoy much power over public banks to stop or contain bank frauds

  • The Market Podcast: Apple's forecast cut, PM's revelation on Urjit Patel, and a lousy start to 2019 Jan 04, 2019 04:30 PM IST

    The Market Podcast: Apple's forecast cut, PM's revelation on Urjit Patel, and a lousy start to 2019

    The Market Podcast gets you up to speed on all the important market action that transpired during the week in under five minutes.

  • No political pressure, Urjit Patel wanted to quit 6-7 months ago: PM Modi on former RBI governor Jan 01, 2019 06:04 PM IST

    No political pressure, Urjit Patel wanted to quit 6-7 months ago: PM Modi on former RBI governor

    Patel resigned after a long tussle over policy with the government that raised concerns

  • RBI vs Govt in 2018: A 'husband-wife' relation that turned stormy Jan 01, 2019 11:15 AM IST

    RBI vs Govt in 2018: A 'husband-wife' relation that turned stormy

    Many blamed the pressure brought by the government on the central bank to ease lending restrictions and release more of its capital to bolster the economy for Patel's resignation.

  • Opinion | The owls are taking flight and that’s not a good sign for India’s economy Dec 27, 2018 12:43 PM IST

    Opinion | The owls are taking flight and that’s not a good sign for India’s economy

    The current RBI-government relationship was the result of a broad intellectual consensus that was based on evidence in the Indian context and defied easy ideological classification

  • Year of Exits: Borrowers left as loans went kaput; CEOs forced to leave and RBI chief quits too Dec 26, 2018 11:10 AM IST

    Year of Exits: Borrowers left as loans went kaput; CEOs forced to leave and RBI chief quits too

    In the meantime, the sector continued to sit on the mount of NPAs even as efforts continued in courts and tribunals and other forums for recovery of stressed assets, further confounded by defaulting promoters of defaulting corporates coming back to reclaim their assets when they were put on sale by aggrieved lenders.

  • December policy: Ex-RBI Governor Urjit Patel favoured status quo on repo rate Dec 19, 2018 09:15 PM IST

    December policy: Ex-RBI Governor Urjit Patel favoured status quo on repo rate

    All six members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had voted for keeping the key benchmark rate unchanged, said the Minutes of the MPC meeting released by the Reserve Bank on Wednesday.

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