Mumbai: The newly-appointed Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar will look after eight departments, including currency management, information technology, and foreign exchange, the Reserve Bank of India said on Monday.
Earlier in the day, Sankar took over as the fourth Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India for a period of three years. He was Executive Director of the Reserve Bank before being elevated to the post of Deputy Governor.
Consequent to the appointment of Sankar as Deputy Governor, the central bank rejigged the portfolios of deputy governors.
The key monetary policy department remains with M D Patra.
Sankar will also look after, departments of external investments and operations, government and bank accounts, payment and settlement systems, and internal debt management, besides the Right to Information (RIA) Division.
There are nine departments under deputy governor M K Jain. They include departments of coordination, central security cell, consumer education and protection, supervision, human resource management, and rajbhasha.
Patra will look after the corporate strategy and budget department, department of economic and policy research, department of statistics and information management, Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, financial markets operations department, and financial stability unit, among others.
There are six departments under deputy governor M Rajeshwar Rao. He has been assigned with the department of regulation, department of communication, enforcement department, inspection department, legal department, and risk monitoring department.
Sankar fills the vacancy created by the retirement of B P Kanungo on April 2, after completing a one-year extension.