Y.V. Reddy

Y.V. Reddy

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Y.V. Reddy Profile

  • Name:
  • Y.V. Reddy
  • Other Name:
  • Yaga Venugopal Reddy
  • Born:
  • August 17, 1941
  • Awards:
  • Padma Vibhushan (2010)

Y.V. Reddy Biography

Y. V. Reddy is an IAS officer who served as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India. He was in office from 6th September 2003 to 5th September 2008. He received Padma Vibhushan the second highest civilian honor in 2010.

 

He was born on 17th August 1941 in Kadappa in Andhra Pradesh. After finishing Master’s Degree in Economics from Madras University, he did Ph.D from Osmania University in Hyderabad. He also finished Diploma in Economic Planning from Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands. He got Doctor of Letters by Sri Venkateswara University and Doctor of Civil Laws by University of Mauritius. He was appointed as the Honorary Fellow of London School of Economics on 17th July 2008.

 

He was appointed as the 21st Governor of Reserve Bank of India in 2003 by the India’s Finance Minister of that time, Jaswant Singh. Earlier in 1996 he served as the deputy governor of RBI and in 2002, he also worked with the International Monetary Fund as Executive Director. He served as the Chairman of Bank for International Settlements for two years from March 2007.

 

He served as the Chairperson of the SAARCFINANCE, the central bank of SAARC member countries. He was the secretary in Ministry of Finance and Principal Secretary in Andhra Pradesh Government. He also worked with governments of other countries like China, Bahrain, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

 

Bimal Jalan preceded him as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India and Duvvuri Subbarao succeeded him. He played a crucial role in heading the committees based on balance of payments and public sector disinvestments. He banned offering bank loans for purchasing lands and prohibited off balance sheet financing. He contributed to increase the risk weightings on commercial buildings.

 

He wrote a book India and The Global Financial Crisis: Managing Money and Finance. He also made significant changes in rural banking and revival of co-operative banks. He is the Chairman of the 14th Finance Commission of India since 3 January 2013 for the period of 2015 to 2020.

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Updated: September 25, 2017

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