Narayanasami tops list for RBI deputy governor
A ministry of finance source told FE on Wednesday that the search committee had met in New Delhi on Monday and reiterated the eligibility criterion laid down earlier for the position, which states that the incumbent must have served as chairman & managing director of a nationalised bank for at least two years.
TS Narayanasami, chairman & managing director of Bank of India, tops in the list of candidates, who are all serving heads of public sector banks. Narayanasami is senior-most among the candidates and has served as CMD of two other state-run banks before taking on his current assignment.
Other CMDs short-listed by the committee include IDBI Bank’s Yogesh Agarwal, Punjab National Bank’s KC Chakrabarty, Union Bank of India’s MV Nair and Canara Bank’s AC Mahajan. Of them, Agarwal is the only one that has not completed a two-year term as head of a state-run bank, as laid down by the eligibility criterion. But he is still in the reckoning as he has served as managing director of the country’s largest lender, State Bank of India, for significant length of time--considered equivalent to the job of CMD at any other nationalised bank.
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