Expert Committee on Urban Infrastructure releases report

The High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) for estimating the investment requirements for urban infrastructure services released its final report recently.

Taking banking to the last mile

Efforts to promote financial inclusion achieved momentum in the country with the RBI guidelines in January 2006, allowing appointment of non-bank Business Correspondents (BC) as agents for the delivery…

Government Policies and Financial Inclusion

Markets typically exist within the boundaries set by the state. The financial markets are no exception to this. Mobilisation and allocation of capital – the key roles of the…

Financing Public Infrastructure in Rural India

Gram panchayats in India are independent, constitutional bodies of governance that operate at the level closest to the people or the grass-roots.

The Case for Small Banks

In what could become a welcome trend, the RBI has started putting out detailed discussion notes on future policy steps.

Is SHG model better than microfinance?

Finance Matters column in The Hindu Business Line – Farzana Najeeb of Advocacy writes the fifth article in the series.

NPS Lite: Securing Old Age Income

The announcement of National Pension System (NPS) Lite, a pension plan geared towards economically disadvantaged populations, brings hope for much needed money during non-productive years

Field visit to FINO customer service points

Business Correspondence (BC) model or the third-party agent banking was launched in 2006 in India, with the intent of increasing the ambit of the formal banking sector. Since its…