Shaktikanta Das, the 66 year old governor of the Reserve Bank of India has been awarded the ‘Governor of the Year’ award for the year 2023 by international publication Central Banking.
This award has recognised Shaktikanta Das for captaining the financial markets through the turbulent periods of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the impact of the Ukraine war. Mr. Das is currently serving his second term as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is an IAS officer and former secretary at the departments of revenue and economic affairs at the ministry of finance. He assumed charge as the 25th governor of the RBI on December 12, 2018.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted that it is a matter of great pride for the country that the RBI Governor has been conferred with this award. He also congratulated the Governor for being conferred with this award.