ET summit to focus on solutions for poor

06 Dec,2011

By A Correspondent


The third edition of the ET Financial Inclusion Summit, being held on December 7 at from 9am at The Oberoi, New Delhi, is on the theme of ‘Customer-Centric Finance: Steps toward Sustainable Solutions for the Poor’. The keynote address will be delivered by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.


The summit intends to take stock of the current scenario and focus on customer-centric financial inclusion, whether it needs to redesign what it offers so as to attract the poor and enable them financially, and to explore sustainable solutions for the poor in the realm of financial services.


The topics that will be covered in this session of the ET Financial Inclusion are: Regulations that Protect the Poor – Perspectives on the recent RBI regulations and Draft MFI Bill; Designing Insurance to meet the needs of the poor; SHGs, No Frill accounts and Beyond: The Government’s role in Financial Inclusion; and Alternative MFI Financing: Diversifying beyond Bank Funding.


Some of the other prominent speakers are:
A P Singh, Deputy Director General, Unique Identification Authority of India.
Anurag Jain, Joint Secretary (IF), Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Gregory Chen, Regional Representative for South Asia, CGAP.
Sameer Kochhar, Chairman, Skoch Group.
V Saikumar, OSD – Life, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority.
Shahid Vaziralli, Programme Head, Centre for Micro Finance.
Sanjay Datta, Head – Underwriting and Claims, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd.
N C Kulbhe, General Manager, Bank of India.

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