NAFSCOB chairman inducted as governing council member of BIRD Lucknow

K M Dayashankar


Another achievement to Telangana state


KARIMNAGAR: Mr Konduru Ravinder Rao, chairman of National Federation of State Cooperative Banks limited (NAFSCOB), Telangana state cooperative apex bank (TSCAB) and Karimnagar District Cooperative Central Bank (DCCB) has been inducted into the Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, as the governing council member.

At the BIRD 50th governing council meeting held in Lucknow on Tuesday, Mr Ravinder Rao was inducted into the governing council which is headed by NABARD chairman GR Chinthala. Similarly, the council had also inducted two eminent academicians including Tamil Nadu Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor Dr N Kumar and Director of IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand) Dr Umakanth Dash.

Other members of the council include; RBI deputy governor MD Patra, deputy managing director NABARD PVS Suryakumar, ex-CGM NABARD JC Mishra, ex-secretary government of India Ajay Mittal, Utkarsh Small finance bank CEO and MD Govind Singh, retired IAS Rajeev Kapoor, Virutcham Academy for Social Changers CEO Dr N Jayaseelan, former professor JNU Dr Dipankar Gupta, Executive Director Sa-Dhan, New Delhi Pillariseth Satish and Director BIRD Shankar A Pande.

The BIRD is the subsidiary of the NABARD, which imparts training to the employees of commercial banks, regional rural banks and cooperative banks across the country. The BIRD is a prestigious institution doing a lot of research and analysis giving inputs for business development and skill development to the individuals, who can excel in the banking sector. The focus is mostly on rural development and the financial inclusion of the rural masses.

It is stated that Mr Ravinder Rao was the first chairman of NAFSCOB to be inducted into the BIRD as governing council member. Incidentally, Mr Ravinder Rao was also earlier elected unanimously as the director of the International cooperative banking association (ICBA), one of the sectoral organisations of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).

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