MUMBAI: After chief executives of startups, it’s the turn for the disruptors in the financial services space to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an exchange of ideas and discussions around innovation in this sector.
The country’s premier think tank Niti Aayog has invited specialists from the fintech industry for a meeting with the prime minister in New Delhi over August 21 and 22.
The government has finalised six focus areas of growth for the country and has invited around 20 to 25 individuals from the financial space for discussions under the theme of ‘Reforms in the financial sector’.
According to sources, Payments Council of India chairman Naveen Surya, who is former managing director at payments company ItzCash, and Bankbazaar founder Adhil Shetty are among those who have received the invite.
The government is known to be engaging with the disruptors in various fields of specialisation in its effort to build a ‘new India’ by 2022. The government is also promoting its ‘Make in India’ campaign through these interactions.
Besides the prime minister, finance minister Arun Jaitley is also expected to attend the meeting along with representatives from NITI Aayog and top bankers. “The discussions are expected to range across various issues from financial inclusion to insurance and even management of non-performing assets of the banking sector,” said the person quoted above.