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Participants at the Tennis Tournament
Seminar on Financial Inclusion: Empowering the Common Man on September 12, 2014 in New Delhi.
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) organized a Seminar on ‘Financial Inclusion: Empowering the common
man’ on 12
September, 2014 in New Delhi.
Mr. S K Sarkar, Chairman, Financial Services Committee, IACC delivered the Welcome Remarks followed by Theme
Presentation made by Mr. M K Doogar, Co-Chairman, Financial Services Committee, IACC, NIC.
Ms Rachna Dikshit, General Manager, Reserve Bank of India elaborated how RBI defines Financial Inclusion, and how
developments like Cloud computing, NEFT, RTGS and Banking Correspondents have helped in the implementation of
Financial Inclusion.
Mr. Anurag Jain, IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Government of India, was the Chief Guest & in
his address, he apprised the audience of various developments in Financial Inclusion and the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan
Yojna’. He explained the aspects of the scheme which was being unveiled in two phases and had built into it meaningful
incentives that could ensure empowerment of the poor and help in lifting them from abject poverty.
After the conclusion of his address, he welcomed suggestions and questions from the industry representatives and
This was followed by an enriching panel discussion which was moderated by Mr T.K. Arun, Editor (Opinion), The
Economic Times. The other eminent Panelists included Mr S.S. Bhandari, Senior Partner, S S Bhandari & Co.; Mr. Amarjit
Chopra, Ex-President, ICAI; Mr. P.K. Vijay, Managing Director, Corporate Professionals Capital Pvt. Ltd; Mr. Gaurav Batra,
Director Management Consulting, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd.and Mr. Saurav Khasera, Partner, Prosperitas Services
The programme was attended by around 50 people.