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Discuss the role of RBI in regulating Banking business?-annamalai university-2011-Banking & insurance

Discuss the role of RBI in regulating Banking business?


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Main Role and Functions of RBI

  • Monetary Authority: Formulates, implements and monitors the monetary policy for A)  maintaining price stability, keeping inflation in check ; B) ensuring adequate flow of credit to productive sectors.
  • Regulator and supervisor of the financial system: lays out parameters of banking operations within which the country”s banking and financial system functions for- A) maintaining public confidence in the system, B) protecting depositors’ interest ; C) providing cost-effective banking services to the general public.
  • Regulator and supervisor of the payment systems: A) Authorises setting up of payment systems; B) Lays down standards for working of the payment system; C)lays down policies for encouraging the movement from paper-based payment systems to electronic modes of payments. D) Setting up of the regulatory framework of newer payment methods. E) Enhancement of customer convenience in payment systems. F) Improving security and efficiency in modes of payment.
  • Manager of Foreign Exchange: RBI manages forex under the FEMA- Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999.  in order to A) facilitate external trade and payment B) promote the development of foreign exchange market in India.
  • Issuer of currency: RBI issues and exchanges currency as well as destroys currency & coins not fit for circulation to ensure that the public has an adequate quantity of supplies of currency notes and in good quality.
  • Developmental role : RBI performs a wide range of promotional functions to support national objectives. Under this it setup institutions like NABARD, IDBI, SIDBI, NHB, etc.
  • Banker to the Government: performs merchant banking function for the central and the state governments; also acts as their banker.
  • Banker to banks: An important role and function of RBI is to maintain the banking accounts of all scheduled banks and acts as the banker of last resort.
  • An agent of Government of India in the IMF.

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