RBI non-official Directors

[Economy WMD] RBI’s non-official Directors, Critical Banking Infrastructure, Rajasthan NPS Exit, Weekly Mrunal Digest from Jun week2-2022

In Economy by Mrunal

  1. EcoPil4B- Sectors/IPR: Institute for Management Development’s annual World Competitiveness Index- India’s rank improved. (विश्व स्पर्धा सूचकांक)
  2. EcoPil4C-unemployment: LABOUR INDICATORS of unemployment rate and labour force participation rate (LFPR) showed improvement in the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for July 2020-June 2021. We’ll see this in Win23 (अगले साल देखेंगे)
  3. EcoPil4C-unemployment: Over the last few years, union ⏬ govt recruitments to regular posts and focused on employment generation schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan (GKRA), Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY), Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Deen Dayal Antyoday Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM), Mudra loans, Stand Up, etc. However (1) less number of government employees → too much workload, single officer looking after multiple branches → efficiency ⏬ (2) youth unrest. So, PM had “instructed that recruitment of 10 lakh people be done by the Government in mission mode in next 1.5 years”. (अगले डेढ़ साल में 10 लाख लोगों को सरकारी नौकरी दी जाएगी)
  4. EcoPil4C-Unemployment: ‘Migration in India 2020-21’ Report released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) → AFTER THE onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 →7 per cent of the country’s population was a ‘temporary visitor’ in households. ‘temporary visitors’ — categorised as those who arrived after March 2020 and stayed in the household continuously for a period of 15 days or more but less than 6 months. Reasons mostly linked to the pandemic — ranging from meeting family/relatives/friends, loss of job/closure of unit/lack of employment opportunities, migration of earning member, closure of educational institutions etc. (2) Among females, the highest level of migration rate was seen at 86.8 per cent for marriage, while 49.6 per cent of the males migrated in search of employment, to take up better employment. (महामारी में प्रवासी मज़दूरों के साथ जुड़ी हुई कुछ आँकड़े।
  5. EcoPil5-INFRA-Transport: Air Suvidha portal was introduced in August 2020 . It was a mandatory self-reporting portal where incoming international passengers have to submit the details of their journey and their vaccination or Covid19 testing status. Government will now discontinue this portal. (विदेश से भारत में आने वाले प्रवासियों को कोरोना के दौरान इस पोर्टल पर पंजीकृत करना होता था लेकिन अब इसे बंद कर दिया जाएगा)
  6. EcoPil5-INFRA: IT Act, 2000. Section 70 ‘critical information infrastructure’ means a computer resource whose shudown/destruction shall destabilise national security, economy, public health or safety. If anyone is harming such infrastructure → jail upto 10 years. 2022: MEITY Notified IT resources of ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and UPI managing entity National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) as ‘critical information infrastructure’ (सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी क़ानून 2000 के मुताबिक़ केंद्र सरकार यदि किसी कंप्यूटर प्रणाली को “महत्वपूर्ण सूचना अवसंरचना” की पदवी/दर्जा/संज्ञा दे दे- तो फिर उससे छेड़-छाड़ करने वालों को 10 साल तक की सजा हो सकती है क्योंकि ऐसी अवसंरचना मैं कोई भी छेड़-छाड़ या अस्थिरता देश की सुरक्षा अर्थतंत्र जनस्वास्थ्य इत्यादि को प्रभावित करती है। वर्तमान समय में कुछ बैंक और NPCI के कंप्यूटर प्रणाली को इस श्रेणी में डाला गया है।)
  7. EcoPill1A1-Digital Payments: Storage of Payment System Data Rules: RBI requires the card companies to store Indian customer data in Indian server. Mastercard was not doing it → RBI temporary ban → now ban lifted from acquiring new customers. (मास्टर कार्ड ग्राहकों का डेटा भारतीय सरवर में नहीं रखती थी इसलिए रिज़र्व बैंक ने कुछ पाबंदियां लगायी थी। अब उन पाबंदियों को हटाया क्योंकि मास्टर कार्ड की हवा निकल चुकी है और वो रिज़र्व बैंक की बातों को मानने के लिए तैयार है।)
  8. EcoPill1A2-monetary policy: US Fed ⏫ repo by 0.75% to combat inflation → more negative impact expected on Indian share market after the exit of FPI. Done in Win22 series ref- location: https://mrunal.org/download (महँगाई से लड़ने के लिए अमेरिकी केंद्रीय बैंक ने अपनी ब्याज दरों को बढ़ाया।)

RBI non-official Directors

  • EcoPill1B1:Banking: Central Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) → GOVERNMENT has nominated Anand Mahindra, Venu Srinivasan (TVS), Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel (Zydus Cadila) and Ravindra H Dholakia (Ex-IIM Boss) as part-time non-official Directors. (रिज़र्व बैंक के केन्द्रीय बोर्ड में नए सदस्यों की नियुक्ति)

NPS vs OPS how PFRDA's NPS works. Why Rajasthan withdraws

  • EcoPill1D-Insurance pension financial inclusion: NATIONAL Pension System (NPS) is managed by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). Govt employees plus Govt contribute money in it which gets invested in shares and bonds. Controversy that it does not generate enough profit. Govt employees have been demanding fixed pension. Congress ruled state government of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to stop contributing to fund. Basics already covered in Win22 series. Ref: https://mrunal.org/download (सरकारी कर्मचारियों के लिए राष्ट्रीय पेंशन प्रणाली में से छत्तीसगढ़ और राजस्थान सरकार ने ख़ुद को अलग करने का निर्णय लिया है।)
  • EcoPill2-Budget Taxation subsidies: India’s Union Plus State Total Tax: GDP- less than 20% whereas in USA-UK: >30%, Netherlands Sweden:>40% yet state governments running many freebie schemes e.g. Punjab government’s to give 300 units of free power to every household. (हालाँकि भारत में राज्य सरकार और केंद्र सरकार की कार आमदनी GDP के अनुपात के हिसाब से बहुत कम है किन्तु फिर भी लोक लुभावन में मुफ़्त बिजली की योजनाएं कुछ राज्य सरकार चला रही है)
  • EcoPill2-Budget Taxation: 2018: tax information exchange pact between India and Switzerland. 2021: MONEY PARKED by Indians in Swiss Banks jumped to a 14-year high of Swiss francs (CHF) 3.83 billion in 2021 (भारतीय लोगों का ढेर सारा पैसा स्विट्ज़रलैंड बैंकों में।)
  • EcoPill2-Budget Taxation: 47TH MEETING OF GOODS AND SERVICES TAX COUNCIL to be held in handigarh instead of Srinagar due to ‘Security’ issues (GST परिषद की मीटिंग जो कि श्रीनगर में होने वाली थी किंतु आतंकवादी सुरक्षा की चिंता के चलते उस मीटिंग को चंडीगढ़ में करवाया जाएगा)
  • EcoPill3A-BoP/Intl-Trade: Government of India banned the export of weed but to keep good relation with UAE- it is allowed ONLY IF UNITED Arab Emirates’ “suspend” re-export of wheat and uses wheat ONLY for domestic consumption within UAE. (UAE में भारतीय गेहूं का निर्यात हो पाएगा किंतु UAE ने केवल ॰ घरेलू उपभोग के लिए ही इस्तेमाल करना होगा। )
  • EcoPill3A-BoP/Intl-Trade: PAKISTAN WILL default on loans and becoming like SriLanka if the Pak government does not abolish the subsidies on petroleum products- said their Finance Minister (2) SRI LANKA has approved a fourday work week for govt employees so they can cope with a chronic fuel shortage and encourage them to grow food in their home backyard (3) Sri Lankan government imposed imposing a 2.5 per cent social contribution tax on companies. (पाकिस्तान और श्रीलंका दोनों में भुगतान संतुलन के वांधे चल रहे है, अर्थतंत्र बेहाल है)
  • EcoPill3B-Intl-Orgs: BRICS thinking to expand membership- by involving the countries from G7 and G20 group. (ब्रिक्स समूह में नए सदस्यों को शामिल करने की बात)
  • EcoPill3B-Intl-Orgs: EUROPEAN UNION said Ukraine and its neighbour Moldova can become candidates to join EU. (यूरोपीय संघ ने कहा कि यूक्रेन और मालदोवा देश भविष्य में हमारे संघ में जुड़ सकते हैं .)
  • EcoPill3B-Intl-Orgs: FINANCIAL Action Task Force (Paris), an international body to combat money laundering and terror finance. Pakistan kept in “grey list”. But FATF may remove Pakistan from the list if there is positive progress. (पाकिस्तान में आतंकी वित्तपोषण और काले धन को वैध बनाने की गतिविधियों पर रोकथाम के लिए सरकार गंभीर नहीं है इसलिए उसे FATF की ग्रे सूची में डाला गया है.)
  • EcoPill3B-Intl-Orgs: I2U2- NEW grouping proposed by USA – involving India, Israel, US and UAE (एक नया समूह)
  • EcoPill3B-Intl-Orgs: WTO Ministerial conference at Geneva lacklustre performance. (1) fisheries subsidies (2) patent waivers for vaccine. But we will not do self Phd let the newspapers come with explained series and columns. (विश्व व्यापार संगठन की मीटिंग में कुछ बड़े परिणाम तो मिले नहीं लेकिन हम ख़ुद से पढ़ने नहीं बैठेंगे ये अख़बार वालों को ही उसकी एक्सप्लेन सीरीज़ बनाने दो, फिर देखते हैं)
  • EcoPill6: HRD: CENSUS was to be done in 2021 → further delayed to 2023-24. office of the Registrar General of India (RGI) under Home Ministry has given following reasons: (1) Corona (2) States staff are busy with booster dose Drive. (3) need to freeze the administrative boundaries but it is too late for this year. (2021 में जनगणना होनी थी लेकिन कोरोना के चलते इसे एक बार और स्थगित /विलंबित किया गया है।)
  • EcoPill6: HRD: Malnutrition: Union ordered Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry to ensure digitisation of anganwadi services so that migrating families can continue accessing the government’s Take Home Ration scheme even if they move to other states. (2) Poshan GPS tracker to ensure that food packets reach the beneficiary. प्रवासी मज़दूर जब एक शहर से दूसरे राज्य में चले जाएं तो भी उन्हें सरकारी पोषण योजनाओं का खाद्यान्न मिलता रहे इसको आंगनबाड़ी वालों ने सुनिश्चित करना होगा ऐसा केंद्रीय मंत्रालय का आदेश