RBI sets up Committee on Data and Information Management in the Reserve Bank of India
December, 26th 2013
It has been decided to constitute a Committee (Chairman: Shri Deepak Mohanty, Executive Director) to comprehensively review the current system of data collection, dissemination and data management processes in the RBI and examine the feasibility of moving towards granular, multi-purpose data collection and more integrated and structured data production processes within the RBI. The Committee will recommend measures with a view to further reducing the burden on reporting entities, delivering quality information to data users and reinforcing the management information system for policy making.
The terms of reference of the Committee are:
To review the availability, coverage, frequency, timeliness and quality of the existing data/surveys/information used for: (a) monetary policy, (b) macro- financial policy, and (c) supervision.
To review the recommendations of the earlier Committees/Working Groups on data gaps and information management in the Reserve Bank.
In the light of (i) and (ii) above, suggest changes in the process of receipt, storage, access, management and dissemination of monetary, macro-financial and supervisory data.
In order to achieve (iii) above, suggest necessary institutional and technological changes within the Reserve Bank to make available consistent data from a single source for all user groups as well as for management decision making.
To suggest complementary technological and process changes at the level of banks so that granular data are made available from the source system which could ensure data integrity.
To consider any other related matter.
The Committee may consult banks, market participants, experts and departments of the Reserve Bank as considered necessary. The Committee is expected to submit its report within a period of four months from the day of its first meeting.
Ajit Prasad Assistant General Manager
Press Release: 2013-2014/1271
The Committee will comprise:
Shri Deepak Mohanty, Executive Director, RBI
Prof. Bimal Roy, Director, Indian Statistical Institute
Prof. Pami Dua, Head, Delhi School of Economics
Dr. Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
Prof. N. L.Sarada, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
Shri Kajal Ghosh, Chief General Manager, State Bank of India
Shri Anil Jaggia, Chief Information Officer, HDFC Bank
Shri Chandan Sinha, Principal Chief General Manager, Department of Banking Operations and Development, RBI
Shri P. Vijayakumar, Chief General Manager and Officer-in-Charge, Department of Banking Supervision, RBI
Shri A. K. Bera, Principal Chief General Manager, Urban Banks Department, RBI
Dr. A. S. Ramasastry, Chief General Manager–in-Charge, Department of Information Technology, RBI
Dr. B. K. Bhoi, Adviser, Monetary Policy Department, RBI
Shri Sanjay Hansda, Director, Department of Economic and Policy Research, RBI
Dr. Abhiman Das, Director, Department of Statistics and Information Management, RBI
Dr. A. K. Srimany, Adviser, Department of Statistics and Information Management, RBI