Das is new RBI Governor

NEW DELHI, Dec 11: Former bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das, who spearheaded the post-demonetisation normalisation of the economy, was today named the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
Das, 61, replaces Urjit Patel, who shocked the establishment and markets by announcing his exit from the central bank yesterday.
Das will have a three-year term, an official order said.
He will be the first bureaucrat to head the central bank in almost five years.
While it was widely expected that the Government will name an interim RBI head during its search for Patel’s replacement, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose Das within a day.
In a tweet, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Government has “accepted the resignation of Dr Urijit Patel who resigned yesterday from the said post.” (PTI)


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