Major Banking Reforms of 21st Century

India is one among the top 10 economies in the world. Banking sector in India is robust and forms the most dominant segment of the financial sector. The banking industry acts as a pivot in the economic development of the country. The face of the banking industry has been witnessing changes over the years. The ..


Public Sector Banks in India

Public Sector Banks in India refers to those banks in which the Government equity / shareholding is more than 50%. At present, there are 22 Public Sector Banks in India of which 21 are scheduled commercial banks while one viz. India Post Payment Bank is a payment bank. These along with their current government equity ..

Nationalization of Banks – 1969 and 1980

The banking sector reforms started immediately after the independence. These reforms were basically aimed at improving the confidence level of the public because in those days, most banks were not trusted by the majority of the people. Instead, the deposits with the Postal department were considered rather safe. Banking sector and Financial sector reforms are ..

Begging in India: Various Issues and Legal Recourses

In August 2018, Delhi High Court decriminalized beggary by striking down some sections of the Bombay Prevention of Beggary Act, 1959, as extended to Delhi. Background Begging is a crime in twenty states and two union territories of India. It is treated as cognizable and non-bailable offense. Presently, there is not a single uniform law ..

Challenges Before Monetary Policy Committee

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is the body of the RBI headed by its Governor. The body is responsible for taking the important monetary policy decisions for determining the repo rate. The Monetary policy committee is a statutory body established under the provisions of RBI act 1934. The functions of the committee are: The main ..