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Michael Debabrata Patra appointed new RBI deputy governor

Michael Debabrata Patra is likely to retain the monetary policy department, which was previously handled by Viral V Acharya, as the deputy governor

January 14, 2020 01:25 pm | Updated November 28, 2021 12:21 pm IST - New Delhi

File photo of Michael Debabrata Patra

File photo of Michael Debabrata Patra

Michael Debabrata Patra has been appointed as the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) , according to a Personnel Ministry order.

He has been appointed to the post for a period of three years, it said. Mr. Patra, who is looking after the monetary policy department as the executive director, will be the fourth deputy governor of the RBI. The post was lying vacant after Viral V Acharya had resigned from the post in June last year.

Mr. Patra is likely to retain the monetary policy department, which was handled by Mr. Acharya, as the deputy governor.

The RBI, headed by Governor Shaktikanta Das, can have a maximum of four deputy governors. N S Vishwanathan, B P Kanungo and M K Jain are the other deputy governors working at the central bank.

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