Q. “Kelkar Committee, Bhandari Committee and Basu Committee” are related to which of the following?

[A] Inflation control

[B] Restructuring of regional rural banks

[C] Nationalization of banks

[D] Promotion of MSMEs

Answer: B

Explanation: Following the suggestions of the Kelkar Committee, the government stopped opening new RRBs in 1987—by that time their total number stood at 196.

  • Due to excessive leanings towards social banking and catering to the highly economically weaker sections, these banks started incurring huge losses by early 1980s.
  • For restructuring and strengthening of the banks, the governments set up two committees—the Bhandari Committee (1994–95) and the Basu Committee (1995–96).

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh