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RBI Governor Urjit Patel to submit written answers to questions raised by MPs

RBI Governor Urjit Patel Tuesday committed to a parliamentary committee to give in writing his views on some of the controversial issues, which may include the government citing never-used powers to get the central bank on the discussion table, said sources. Patel, who appeared before the 31-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the economy would get a boost from oil prices cooling off from four-year highs and said fundamentals were “robust”, they said. The RBI Governor also told the Members of Parliament that credit growth was 15 per cent and the impact of November 2016 demonetisation has a transient impact on the economy. He, however, did not answer specific questions on the government invoking Section 7 of the RBI Act, NPAs, the autonomy of the central bank and other contentious issues, sources said. Sources said Patel made a presentation about the state of the economy as well about the world economy to the committee and several members asked questions. His views on the economy were “optimistic”. Members also asked questions on the implementation of the Basel III capital adequacy norms for banks. To this, a source said the Governor replied that adherence to the global norms was India’s commitment to G-20 nations. Another source said that as there were a large number of questions, the Governor was asked to file written replies in 10-15 days.

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