Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate Reserve Bank/ OECD seminar in Bangalore

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 22, 2010 08:10 hrs

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will on Monday inaugurate an International workshop on 'Financial Literacy' in Bangalore.

The two-day workshop has been organized by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to mark the platinum jubilee celebrations of the RBI.

RBI Governor D Subbarao, Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla and OECD Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Richard A Boucher will also be present on the occasion.

Pranab Mukherjee is expected to release a RBI book titled 'Financial Planning by First Time Earners' on this occasion.

Mukherjee will also be visiting RBI Note Mudran printing press in Mysore to lay the foundation stone for a paper manufacturing plant.

This plant will print special security sensitive paper for the currency notes. At present, India imports such high technology paper from Belgium and other countries.

The Finance Minister will in the evening launch Electronic Benefit Transfer Scheme in the state and release revised school textbooks incorporating financial literacy.

The winners of the Financial Literacy competitions will be presented prizes during the function. (ANI)

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