Governance issues will top the agenda of the meeting, notably a push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration to have a bigger say in the central bank’s regulatory decisions, Reuters reported.
The government is anxious to find ways of boosting the economy prior to national elections due by next May.
Das was appointed on Tuesday in place of Urjit Patel, who resigned abruptly the previous day after clashing with the government, which has pressured the bank to ease lending curbs and hand over part of its reserves to help fund India’s fiscal deficit.
Das, a seasoned bureaucrat who worked under two successive finance ministers from opposing political parties, said the banking sector would be his key focus and more measures were needed to revive lenders.
(With inputs from Reuters)