Recently, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das unveiled three major initiatives of the Reserve Bank, namely the Pravaah portal, the Retail Direct Mobile App and a FinTech Repository.

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These initiatives were previously announced in RBI’s bi-monthly Statements on Development and Regulatory Policies:

  • Pravaah Portal: Announced in April 2023.
  • Retail Direct Mobile App: Announced in April 2024.
  • FinTech Repository: Announced in December 2023.


Purpose: The PRAVAAH (Platform for Regulatory Application, VAlidation, and AutHorisation) portal aims to streamline the process of seeking regulatory approvals from the RBI.


  • Individuals or entities can apply online for various regulatory approvals seamlessly.
  • Users can track and monitor the status of their applications.
  • The RBI can seek clarifications or queries related to the application.
  • Decisions are provided in a time-bound manner.

Retail Direct Mobile App:

Objective: The Retail Direct Mobile App facilitates retail investors’ participation in the government securities (G-Secs) market.


  • Provides seamless and convenient access to the Retail Direct platform.
  • Enables ease of transacting in G-Secs.

Background: The Retail Direct portal was initially launched in November 2021 to allow retail investors to open their Retail Direct Gilt accounts with the RBI.

FinTech Repository:

Purpose: The FinTech Repository contains information on the Indian FinTech sector from a regulatory perspective.


  • Helps policymakers and regulators understand the FinTech landscape.
  • Facilitates the design of appropriate policy approaches. 

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