Amendment to RBI Act for appointing a COO
The finance ministry will firm up its view on Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan's move to appoint a chief operating officer (COO) only after the latter initiates a formal proposal seeking an amendment to the RBI Act toward this end. The finance ministry is not in favour of any ad hoc arrangement for a lateral hire, which essentially means that the COO appointment cannot be made in a hurry as changing the RBI Act could take a while. "An amendment to the Act can't be done just like that. It will be a political decision and require wider stakeholder consultation," said a ministry official, who added that the internal disquiet over the issue would also have to be taken into account.
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