whitePaper | November 30, 2021
In writing this Discussion Paper, “A Proposal for Digital Banks in India: Licensing & Regulatory Regime”, we are pleased to have collaborated with Black Dot Public Policy Advisors as the knowledge partner. Mr Mandar Kagade, Founder Principal at Black Dot made valuable contributions in developing this Discussion Paper. Ms Shehnaz Ahmed of the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy acted as external expert reviewer of the Discussion Paper and offered detailed comments and inputs. We acknowledge her valuable contribution. We are also grateful for the support and inputs from the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, representatives of public sector banks including the State Bank of India, and Sabyasachi Upadhyay, Associate, NITI Aayog. Useful insights were also obtained from the deliberations in the conference, “Neo-banking for Business: The Future of Digital Banking”, especially Mr Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore. They are gratefully acknowledged. Last but not the least, the inputs offered by the fintech sector stakeholders who were approached for inputs in the course of drafting this Discussion Paper is acknowledged. NITI Aayog would endeavour to continue with the stakeholder consultation in evolving policy dialogue.