Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Dvara Analysis Weblog | Unpacking user-centricity of the MFIN Buyer Redress Mechanism (MFIN-CGRM)


Anubhutie Singh
Beni Chugh[1]

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MFIN India and Dvara Analysis associate to collect insights on customers’ expertise of navigating the MFIN-Buyer Grievance Redress Mechanism (MFIN-CGRM). The research deploys blended strategies — a major survey of over 300 customers, stakeholder interviews and desk analysis to grasp the user-centricity of the MFIN-CGRM. The idea of user-centricity is anchored in 9 attributes of Accessibility, Seamlessness, Proactive Communication, Price-effectiveness and Timeliness, Private Knowledge Safety, Objectivity, Independence within the Operation of the GRM, Accountability of the GRM and Capability Constructing. These attributes collectively comprise Dvara Analysis’s framework for designing user-centric grievance redress mechanisms.

The research finds that the MFIN-CGRM demonstrates an incisive understanding of the lived context of its person base. That is manifest within the easy, costless, multilingual, toll-free phone-based channels to entry the CGRM. The registration course of seems easy, with out undue procedural issues or the tendency to gather extreme information and accepts complaints no matter how previous they may be. Most customers report having the ability to register complaints in a single try and few hesitate in airing grievances on account of a backlash for doing so. The place customers are unaware of the process, the MFIN-CGRM expends a sizeable effort in familiarising customers with it. It additionally maintains provisions to fast-track essential complaints. Additional, when grievances in opposition to a selected supplier surge, the CGRM escalates the matter to the Enforcement Committee which can take disciplinary actions in opposition to the supplier. These disciplinary actions are additionally reported to the RBI, over and above the quarterly experiences that the MFIN-CGRM furnishes with the RBI. Along with reporting to the RBI, the MFIN-CGRM additionally publishes annual experiences within the public area which share metadata on the pattern of grievances and coverage takeaways that floor from their evaluation.

To additional bolster user-centricity, the MFIN-CGRM might contemplate focussing on 5 key points.

First, there seems to be a gender hole within the entry to the CGRM. Even when most MFI clients are girls, most callers are male. This deserves additional investigation. Second, there may be scope to enrich the toll-free phone-based CGRM with instantaneous message-based channels equivalent to WhatsApp. These channels at the moment are embedded within the each day lives of customers and obtain excessive engagement from them. They’ll additionally double up as channels to disseminate data to the customers and elicit suggestions from them. Third, contingent on the decision volumes rising sooner or later, the MFIN-CGRM might contemplate adopting know-how  that will allow it to direct callers to related venues of grievance redress. When callers must be redirected to the supplier MFI GRM, MFIN might contemplate having the ability to switch them straight and even auto-escalate the criticism to the RBI-IO on behalf of the person. Developments in ODR have led to availability of softwares that provide these functionalities and considerably cut back the burden on the person. Fourth, the MFIN-CGRM can higher serve customers by proactively, voluntarily, and well timed speaking with them. At present, all communication barring post-resolution verification calls, is initiated by the person. The moment message-based service over SMS or internet-enabled suppliers can show to be efficient on this regard. Lastly, MFIN-CGRM might contemplate speaking its information safety insurance policies extra actively with the person and plug gaps in information safety practices. These suggestions are mentioned in appreciable element on this transient. General, considered use of know-how and social media can improve the user-centricity of the MFIN-CGRM.

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[1] The authors thank Srikara Prasad and Shreya Ravi for his or her contributions to the mission and its associated analysis.

Cite this report:


Singh, A., & Chugh, B. (2023). Unpacking user-centricity of the MFIN Buyer Redress Mechanism (MFIN-CGRM). Retrieved from Dvara Analysis.


Singh, Anubhutie and Beni Chugh. “Unpacking user-centricity of the MFIN Buyer Redress Mechanism (MFIN-CGRM).” 2023. Dvara Analysis.


Singh, Anubhutie, and Beni Chugh. 2023. “Unpacking user-centricity of the MFIN Buyer Redress Mechanism (MFIN-CGRM).” Dvara Analysis.

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