RBI Governor to give pep talk to anti-corruption officers on September 20

Urjit Patel

New Delhi | RBI Governor Urjit Patel is scheduled to deliver a lecture to senior anti-corruption officers working with banks and other public sector organisations in Delhi next week, officials said today. Mr Patel, who took over as the chief of the central bank two years ago, is likely to talk, among others, about key issues related to the banking and financial sector at the programme to be organised by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), they added.

The lecture is part of a monthly series, initiated after KV Chowdary took over as the Central Vigilance Commissioner in June 2015.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor will deliver the lecture on September 20 at the CVC office in Delhi, the officials said, adding that it will be a first-of-its-kind interaction with the select senior central government officers.

The lecture series is attended by chief vigilance officers (CVOs) — who act as a distant arm of the CVC to check corruption in government departments — and other government officials.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, former SEBI chairman M Damodaran, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chief Ajay Bhushan Pandey, justices Permod Kohli, BS Chauhan and GS Singhvi, Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha and former chairman of the Banks Board Bureau Vinod Rai have also delivered the lecture at the CVC office.

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