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A new monetary policy framework has been introduced by law with an inflation target.The Constitutional Amendment on Goods and Services Tax had remained pending for years It has been passed and the long awaited GST will soon be a reality We have made progress on improving the ease of doing business As a result of all these policies foreign direct investment has reached record levels By claiming that demonetisation has stopped a fast moving car our critics too have acknowledged the speed of our progress Let me make one thing very clear: This government will continue to follow sound and prudent economic policies to ensure that India has a bright future in the long run We will not take decisions for the short term political point scoring We will not shy away from taking difficult decisions if those decisions are in the interest of the country Demonetisation is an example It has short term pain but will bring long term gain Financial markets can play an important role in the modern economy They help in mobilising savings They channel the savings towards productive investments However history has shown that financial markets can also do damage if not properly regulated It is to ensure good regulation that the Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) was established by the government SEBI also has a role to promote the development of healthy securities markets Recently the forward markets commission has been abolished SEBI has been given the task of regulating commodity derivatives also This is a big challenge In the commodity markets the spot market is not regulated by SEBI Agricultural markets are regulated by states And many commodities are purchased directly by the poor and the needy not by investors Hence the economic and social impact of commodity derivatives is more sensitive For financial markets to function successfully participants need to be well-informed I am happy to note that the National Institute of Securities Markets is performing the role of educating various participants and providing skill certification Today our mission has to be a ‘Skilled India’ Indian youth should be able to compete with their counterparts in any corner of the world This institute has a vital role to play in such capacity building I have been told that around one lakh fifty thousand candidates undertake NISM examinations every year More than five lakh candidates have been certified by NISM till date India has earned a good name for its well-regulated securities markets The spread of electronic means of trading and the use of depositories have made our markets more transparent SEBI as an institution can also take pride in this However there is still a long way to go for our securities and commodity markets When I see the financial newspapers I often read about the success of IPOs and how some smart entrepreneur has suddenly become a billionaire As you know my government is very keen to encourage start-ups Stock markets are essential for the start-up ecosystem However it is not enough if the securities markets are considered successful by international investors or financial experts Wealth creation is good but for me that is not the main purpose The real value of our securities markets lies in their contribution: to the development of the nation to the improvement of all sectors and to the welfare of the vast majority of citizens So before I can consider financial markets to be fully successful they have to meet three challenges Firstly the primary aim of our stock market should be to help in raising capital for productive purposes Derivatives have a use in managing risk But many people feel derivatives are dominating the markets and the tail is wagging the dog We should ponder as to how well the capital market is performing its main function of providing capital Our markets should show that they are able to successfully raise capital for projects benefiting the vast majority of our population In particular I am referring to infrastructure Today most of our infrastructure projects are financed by the Government or through banks The use of capital markets for financing infrastructure is rare For infrastructure projects to be viable it is very important that the borrowing should be of long duration It is said that we do not have a liquid long term bond market Various reasons are given for this But surely this is a problem which the financial brains in this room can solve if you really put your minds to it My call to you is to find ways to enable the capital markets to provide long term capital for infrastructure Today only the Government or external lenders like World Bank or JICA provide long term money for infrastructure We must move away from that Bond markets must become a source of long term infrastructure finance You are all aware of the huge capital requirements for improving urban infrastructure This government has launched an ambitious Smart Cities programme In this context I am disappointed that even now we do not have a municipal bond market There will be problems and difficulties in creating such a market But the true test of an expert innovation is when it solves a complex problem Can SEBI and the Department of Economic Affairs ensure that at least 10 cities in India issue municipal bonds within one year Secondly the markets must provide benefits to the largest section of our society — namely our farmers The true measure of success is the impact in villages not the impact in Dalal Street or Lutyens’ Delhi By that yardstick we have a long way to go Our stock markets need to raise capital in innovative ways for projects in agriculture Our commodity markets must become useful to our farmers not just avenues for speculation People say that derivatives can be used by farmers for reducing their risks But in practice hardly any farmer in India uses derivatives That is the fact Unless and until we make the commodity markets directly useful to farmers they are just a costly ornament in our economy not a useful tool This Government has introduced e-NAM – the electronic National Agricultural Market SEBI should work for closer linkage between spot markets like e-NAM and derivatives markets to benefit farmers Thirdly those who profit from financial markets must make a fair contribution to nation-building through taxes For various reasons the contribution of tax from those who make money on the markets has been low To some extent it may be due to illegal activities and fraud To stop this SEBI has to be extremely vigilant To some extent the low contribution of taxes may also be due to the structure of our tax laws Low or zero tax rate is given to certain types of financial income I call upon you to think about the contribution of market participants to the exchequer We should consider methods for increasing it in a fair efficient and transparent way Earlier there was a feeling that some investors were getting an unfair deal by using certain tax treaties As you know those treaties have been amended by this government Now it is time to re-think and come up with a good design which is simple and transparent but also fair and progressive Friends I know that financial markets attach a lot of importance to the budget The budget cycle has an effect on the real economy In our existing budget calendar the authorization of expenditure comes with the onset of the monsoon Government programmes are not active in the productive pre-monsoon months Hence this year we are advancing the date of the budget so that expenditure is authorized by the time the new financial year begins This will improve productivity and output Friends My aim is to make India a developed country in one generation India cannot become a developed country without world class securities and commodity markets Therefore I look forward to a growing contribution from all of you in making the financial markets more relevant to this new era I wish the NISM all success I also wish everybody a merry Christmas and a very happy new year in what is thought to be the largest study yet of international eating habits. 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