27th Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council

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27th Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council

Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 27th Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on 8th May in New Delhi. 

An overview of the news

  • During the meeting of the Council, it was discussed that necessary policy and legislative reform measures can be formulated to further develop the financial sector.

  • This will not only help in increasing the financial access of the people but also enhance their overall economic well-being.

Highlights of the meeting

  • Regulators should maintain constant vigil to ensure that 'financial sector stability is a shared responsibility'.

  • Regulators should adopt a focused approach to reduce the compliance burden further and ensure a streamlined and efficient regulatory environment.

  • The regulators need to be proactive and ensure cyber-security preparedness of the information technology systems to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.

  • Safeguarding the stability and resilience of the Indian financial ecosystem.

  • Regulators should conduct a special drive to facilitate the settlement of unclaimed deposits and claims in the financial sector. 

  • Action Taken Report on Budget announcements made since 2019 was discussed.

Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) 

  • It was set up on the recommendation of the Raghu Ram Rajan committee on “Financial Sector Reform”.

  • FSDC was set up by the Government of India in 2010.

Function of the FSDC 

  • The Council monitors macro prudential supervision of the economy, including functioning of large financial conglomerates, and addresses inter-regulatory coordination and financial sector development issues. 

  • It also focuses on financial literacy and financial inclusion.

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