Min­istry of Fi­nance, ris and FICCI the­matic sem­i­nar

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The Gov­ern­ment of In­dia is con­tin­u­ously fo­cussing its ef­forts to en­hance the in­vest­ments in the In­fra­struc­ture Sec­tor from var­i­ous plat­forms such as pri­vate play­ers, sov­er­eign funds and mul­ti­lat­eral in­sti­tu­tions. A The­matic Sem­i­nar on pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­no­va­tion in re­source mo­bi­liza­tion was or­ga­nized by Min­istry Of Fi­nance, RIS and FICCI on 11th June 2018. Dur­ing the In­au­gu­ral Ses­sion, sev­eral em­i­nent Speak­ers, in­clud­ing Su­joy Bose, CEO, Na­tional In­vest­ment and In­fra­struc­ture Fund (NIIF), Shailesh Pathak, CEO, L&T In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment Projects Lim­ited and Dr. Ku­mar V. Pratap, Joint Sec­re­tary (IPF), De­part­ment of Eco­nomic Af­fairs (DEA), Min­istry of Fi­nance, Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, shared their ex­pert per­spec­tives on the in­vest­ment land­scape in the In­fra­struc­ture Sec­tor and also dis­cussed the var­i­ous ini­tia­tives un­der­taken by the present Gov­ern­ment in this re­gard, in the last four years. The Ses­sion on ‘Risk Man­age­ment’ was at­tended by em­i­nent pan­elists like Sa­jjid Z Chi­noy, Chief In­dia Econ­o­mist, JP Mor­gan, Sudip Su­ral, Se­nior Di­rec­tor, Infra and Pub­lic Fi­nance, CRISIL In­fra­struc­ture Ad­vi­sory, Praveen Gupta, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Ra­heja QBE Gen­eral In­sur­ance, Suneet Ma­hesh­wari, Founder and Manag­ing Part­ner, Ud­vik In­fra­struc­ture Ad­vi­sors, Ragh­wen­dra Pande, Head In­fra­struc­ture and Real Es­tate sec­tor, In­vest­ment bank­ing, ICICI Se­cu­ri­ties Lim­ited and Mr. Soumya­jit Neogi, As­so­ciate Di­rec­tor, In­dia Rat­ings who de­lib­er­ated on var­i­ous risks that one fore­sees, once a project is bagged, right from Reg­u­la­tory Risks, Po­lit­i­cal risk, Mar­ket risk, Spon­sor­ing risk and Ju­di­cial risk among oth­ers. The ses­sions in the lat­ter half wit­nessed dis­courses on the im­pact of the reg­u­la­tory cli­mate for do­mes­tic and cross bor­der projects, the so­cial con­cerns in­volved for in­fra­struc­ture fund­ing, po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity and the risk re­ward ra­tio for the pri­vate sec­tor. For the fi­nal ses­sion of the day, Na­jeeb Haider (Chief Strat­egy Of­fi­cer, AIIB) added that, ‘While it is im­per­a­tive to care­fully al­lo­cate risks, it is also im­por­tant to al­lo­cate the economies in the right man­ner. Among other dis­tin­guished mem­bers of the fi­nal panel dis­cus­sion were Amitabh Jain, Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary, Fi­nance, Gov­ern­ment of Ch­hat­tis­garh and Agris Preima­nis, Di­rec­tor, Euro­pean Bank for Re­con­struc­tion and De­vel­op­ment (EBRD).

(L to R) DR amir ul­lah Khan, n K Chand, s Ra­mann, san­jay Chadha,v s Chauhan, DAVID Rasquinha, shiva Ra­jarama, pankaj Kalani

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