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Finance Minister asked financial sector regulators to implement FSLRC proposals

Dec 31, 2013 17:15 IST

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram told the regulators must implement proposals of the Finance Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC).

The Finance Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) report contains 12 key proposals and these do not require legislative changes.

image According FSLRC report’s proposal, financial sector regulators likely to take serious action with higher penalties on violators and time bound investigations that would act as deterrents and improve consumer protection.

The report included a draft Indian Financial Code that is expected to replace the current financial sector legislations but is unlikely to be tabled in Parliament soon.

The Financial Stability and Development Council on October 2013 had decided to finalize an action plan for implementation of all FSLRC principles on regulatory governance, transparency and improved operational efficiency that do not require legislative action.

The FSLRC proposals that called for penalties discourage the future violations as a multiple of the illegitimate gain of violations.

Regulators should also put in place internal manuals on conducting investigations. The investigating officer would be kept different from the officer who would decide the penalty for the crime.

 

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