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RBI Governors

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is India’s Central Banking Institution, which controls the monetary policy of the Indian rupee.
Started: 1 April 1935 under RBI Act 1934
Nationalized: 1 January 1949
India Govt. is the biggest borrower of RBI.
• It was established on recommendation of Hilton Young Commission.
• It is statutory body and its accounting year is from July to June.

Shaktikanta Das has become 25th governor of Reserve Bank Of India(RBI) from December 2018.
GOVERNORS OF RBI TILL NOW (2018)
C.D. Deshmukh was the first Indian Governor. The Bank’s 15th governor, Manmohan Singh, would go on to become India’s 13th Prime Minister.

Sr. No.

RBI Governors

Began

Ended

1

Sir Osborne Smith

1-Apr-35

June 30, 1937

2

Sir James Braid Taylor

1-Jul-37

February 17, 1943

3

Sir C.D. Deshmukh

11-Aug-43

June 30, 1949

4

Sir Bengal Rama Rau

1-Jul-49

January 14, 1957

5

K.G. Ambegaonkar

14-Jan-57

February 28, 1957

6

H.V.R Lyengar

1-Mar-57

February 28, 1962

7

P.C Bhattachaiya

1-Mar-62

June 30, 1967

8

L.K. Jha

1-Jul-67

May 3, 1970

9

B.N. Adarkar

4-May-70

June 15, 1970

10

S. Jagannathan

16-Jun-70

May 19, 1975

11

N.C. Sen Gupta

19-May-75

August 19, 1975

12

K.R. Puri

20-Aug-75

May 2, 1977

13

M. Narasimham

3-May-77

November 30, 1977

14

I.G. Patel

1-Dec-77

September 15, 1982

15

Manmohan Singh

16-Sep-82

January 14, 1985

16

Amitav Gosh

15-Jan-85

September 4, 1985

17

R.N. Malhotra

4-Feb-85

December 22, 1990

18

S. Vpnldraramanan

22-Dec-90

December 21, 1992

19

C. Rangarajan

22-Dec-92

November 21, 1997

20

Bimal Jalan

22-Nov-97

September 6, 2003

21

Y.V. Reddy

6-Sep-03

September 5, 2008

22

D. Subbarao

5-Sep-08

September 4, 2013

23

Raghuram G. Raj an

4-Sep-13

September 4, 2016

24

Urjit Ravindra Patel

4-Sep-16

December 10,2018

25

Shaktikanta Das

December 11,2018

Incumbent


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