Q. Who among the following headed the committee to review the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act?

[A] C. Rangarajan

[B] N K Singh

[C] Y V Reddy

[D] Urjit Patel

Answer: B

Explanation: The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act was enacted in 2003 which set targets for the government to reduce fiscal deficits.

  • The targets were put off several times. In May 2016, the government set up a committee under NK Singh to review the FRBM Act. The government believed the targets were too rigid.
  • The committee recommended that the government should target a fiscal deficit of 3 per cent of the GDP in years up to March 31, 2020 cut it to 2.8 per cent in 2020-21 and to 2.5 per cent by 2023.

Source: TMH Ramesh Singh