RBI to Act Early To Prevent Any Risk to India’s Fastest Growth Potential, Says Governor Shaktikanta Das

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Economic Development

Topic: Indian Economy and issues

Context: The Reserve Bank of India’s Financial Stability Report highlights the resilience of the Indian economy and domestic financial system. It projects an improvement in the asset quality of banks and discusses concerns for non-banking financial companies.

Highlights of the report:

  • Positive trends include improved asset quality for scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), with GNPA ratio at a multi-year low of 3.2%.
  • The FSR projects further improvement in the GNPA ratio to 3.1% by September 2024 under the baseline scenario.
  • Macro stress tests show SCBs’ ability to comply with minimum capital requirements under various stress scenarios.
  • Non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) exhibit improvement, but potential stress is noted under high-risk scenarios, requiring close monitoring.
  • The report emphasizes the soundness and resilience of India’s banking sector, citing enhanced provisioning, sustained capital adequacy, and increased profitability.
  • Governor Shaktikanta Das underscores India’s position as a fast-growing economy and the RBI’s commitment to early risk prevention.
  • Key policy priorities include achieving durable price stability, ensuring medium-term debt sustainability, and promoting inclusive and green growth.


India’s financial system, as highlighted by Governor Shaktikanta Das and the Financial Stability Report, remains robust and resilient. Positive metrics, low non-performing assets, and a commitment to early risk management underscore India’s strong economic foundation and status as a rapidly growing major economy.

Financial Stability Report (FSR):

  • Published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) biannually.
  • Assesses the nation’s financial stability, incorporating inputs from all financial sector regulators.
  • Systemic Risk Survey (SRS):Conducted as part of FSR.
  • Evaluates five types of risks: Global, Financial, Macroeconomic, Institutional, General.
  • Key Focus Area:
  • Offers a comprehensive view of the financial landscape, enabling stakeholders to anticipate and address potential issues.
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