Organisation and Functions

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The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Calcutta but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937. The Central Office is where the Governor sits and where policies are formulated.

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Organisation and FunctionsEstablishmentThe Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of theReserve Bank of India Act, 1934.The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Calcutta but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937. The Central Office is where the Governor sits and where policies are formulated.Though originally privately owned, since nationalisation in 1949, the Reserve Bank is fully owned by the Government of India.PreambleThe Preamble of the Reserve Bank of India describes the basic functions of the Reserve Bank as:"...to regulate the issue of Bank Notes and keeping of reserves with a view to securing monetary stability in India and generally to operate the currency and credit system of the country to its advantage."TopCentral BoardThe Reserve Bank's affairs are governed by a central board of directors. The board is appointed by the Government of India in keeping with the Reserve Bank of India Act.Appointed/nominated for a period of four yearsConstitution:Official DirectorsFull-time : Governor and not more than four Deputy GovernorsNon-Official DirectorsNominated by Government: ten Directors from various fields and two government OfficialsOthers: four Directors- one each from four local boardsProfile of Central Board DirectorsFunctions : General superintendence and direction of the Bank's affairsTopLocal BoardsOne each for the four regions of the country in Mumbai,

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