Money, Banking and Finance in India
By R.K. Uppal
Money, banking, and finance are at the heart of an economic system. This book examines the evolution and present structure of the monetary, banking, and financial system of India, with a focus on post-1991 period. The book is organized into three parts. Part I deals with forms and functions of money (including e-money), the role of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in monetary and credit management, and the evolution of monetary policy in India since independence in 1947. Part II describes and critically examines the functioning of various banking institutions, covering: commercial banks, regional rural banks, urban co-operative banks, rural co-operative credit institutions, and development banks. Three additional financial organizations are covered, including non-banking financial companies, mutual funds, and insurance organizations. Part III begins with the role of the financial system in economic development. It traces the evolution of India's financial system since independence and explains its present structure. It focuses on the reform measures introduced in the money market, government securities market, capital market, corporate debt market, credit market, and foreign exchange market.
Publication Date: 7/31/2011