SITEMAP FAQs GLOSSARY OTHER  LINKS CONTACT  US  
  ABOUT  US NOTIFICATIONS PUBLICATIONS DATABASE SPEECHES PRESS  RELEASES TENDERS FORMS EVENTS APPLICATION TRACKING SYSTEM  

RBI’s Obligation under the Act
Compliance with Section 4 (1)(b)
Seeking Information from RBI
General Information Bank
Disclosure Policy
Disclosure Log
Your Suggestions
Complaints
Application for Information
Time Limit
Cost
Exemptions
Right to Appeal

Home
  
Note : To obtain an aligned printout please download the (484 kb) version to your machine and then use respective software to print the story.
Right to Information Act, 2005
The Government of India has enacted the Right to Information Act, 2005 (http://www.persmin.nic.in) which has come into effect from October 12, 2005. The Right to Information under this Act is meant to give to the citizens of India access to information under control of public authorities to promote transparency and accountability in these organisations. The Act, under Sections 8 and 9, provides for certain categories of information to be exempt from disclosure. The Act also provides for appointment of a Chief Public Information Officer to deal with requests for information.

RBI’s Obligation under the Act

The Reserve Bank of India is a public authority as defined in the Right to Information Act, 2005. As such, the Reserve Bank of India is obliged to provide information to members of public.

Top

Designation of Transparency Officer under the Right to Information Act, 2005 in the Reserve Bank of India.

In pursuance of the Central Information Commission’s directive dated November 15, 2010 issued to all Public Authorities under the powers vested in the Central Information Commission under Section 19 (8) (a) of The Right to Information Act, 2005, Shri R.L.Das, Chief General Manager – in – Charge is designated as the Transparency Officer.

The details of the Transparency Officer are as under:

Shri.R.L.Das
Chief General Manager in- Charge
Human Resources Management Department
Reserve Bank of India, Central Office
Central Office Building (20th Floor)
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort
Mumbai-400001
Telephone 22610301

Top

Section 4(1)(b) of the Right to Information Act, 2005

Section 4(1)(b)

Information to be published under the Act

(i)

The particulars of the organisation, functions and duties

(ii)

The powers and duties of its officers and employees

(iii)

The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels of supervision and accountability

(iv)

Norms set by the Bank for the discharge of its functions

(v)

Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by the Bank or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions

(vi)

Statement of Categories of Documents that are held by the Reserve Bank or under its Control

(vii)

Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof

(viii)

List of Boards, Councils, Committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public

(ix)

A directory of its officers and employees

(x)

Monthly remuneration received by its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations

(xi)

The budget allocated to each of its agency, indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made

(xii)

Not applicable

(xiii)

Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorisations granted

(xiv)

Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form

(xv)

The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use

(xvi)

Names, designations and other particulars of Public Information Officers

Top

Library Access

The working hours of RBI library at the central office are 9.45 am to 5.45 pm. Though it mainly caters to the RBI staff, it is also open to academics, students and researchers.

Seeking Information from RBI

The Reserve Bank of India has an established communication policy. Under this, the Reserve Bank of India regularly releases information and data on Indian economy, banking and finance. It releases the information and data at regular periodicity – daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annually. In addition, it also releases information, as and when required, through occasional publications, such as, studies and reports.

The Reserve Bank also places in public domain its instructions relating to banking, finance, foreign exchange and other related subjects. Further, the Reserve Bank also disseminates information, especially of general interest, through daily press releases.

The information and data routinely released by the Reserve Bank are available on its website (www.rbi.org.in)

The details of information that is already available from the Reserve Bank of India are:

Policy Statements of the Governor, RBI

The policy Statements of the Governor, Reserve Bank of India provide a framework for the monetary, structural and prudential measures that are taken from time to time against the background of an assessment of macroeconomic and monetary developments. Up to 2004, the Annual Policy Statement was announced in April/May every year and was followed by a Mid-Term Review in October/November. In order to provide a distinctive focus on monetary policy and developmental policies, the format of presentation of the policy Statement was modified in the Annual Policy Statement of April 2005. The Statement now consists of two parts: Part I. Annual Statement on Monetary Policy for the Year; and Part II Annual Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies for the Year. There is a Mid-term Review of the Annual Policy Statement in October, as in the past, covering both Part I and Part II of the Statement. In addition, a First Quarter Review of Part I of the Statement in July and a Third Quarter Review in January is scheduled every year. The quarterly reviews of monetary policy provide the opportunity for structured communication with markets on a more frequent basis while retaining the flexibility to take specific measures as the evolving circumstances warrant.

Annual Publications

Annual Report

The annual report of the Reserve Bank is the most important document released every year in late August. It is the statement of the Board of Directors on the state of the economy, the working of the Reserve Bank and on the balance sheet of the Reserve Bank. It also presents an assessment and prospects of the Indian economy.

The annual report is a statutory document relating to the financial year of the Reserve Bank (July to June) and is released in August.

Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India

This is also a statutory publication produced by the central bank. Presented annually, this document is a review of the policies for and performance of the financial sector for the preceding year. The publication, covering period from April to March, is generally released around November/December.

Report on Currency and Finance

This annual document is presented by the staff of the central bank. Since 1998-99 the Report dwells on a particular theme and presents a detailed economic analysis of the issues related to the theme. While the focus of the Report is on the policy approach, issues and challenges relevant to India, the various Chapters present these developments against the recent theoretical developments and the accumulated cross-country empirical evidence. Since the publication is released around December, it also serves the purpose of presenting a mid-year review of the economy.

Handbook of Statistics on the Indian Economy

This publication is a major initiative by the Reserve Bank aimed at improving data dissemination by providing a useful storehouse of statistical information at one place. The publication provides time-series data (annual/quarterly/monthly/fortnightly/daily) pertaining to a broad spectrum of economic variables, including data on national income, output, prices, money, banking, financial markets, public finance, trade and balance of payments. The publication is also available in a hard copy as well as a CD-ROM format.

Database on Indian Economy

Also available on the RBI website is a database on Indian Economy which gives time series data on a wide range of subjects relating to India’s economy, banking and finance. This site also allows the visitor to cull out the data and use it for research.

State Finances

A Study of State Budgets, this publication provides a comprehensive analytical assessment of the finances of the State Governments. Consolidated data of all State Governments are analysed in addition to State-wise analysis to draw policy implications.

Statistical Tables relating to Banks in India

This annual publication contains comprehensive data relating to the commercial banking sector. It covers balance sheet information as well as performance indicators of each commercial bank in India including those registered abroad. The data are presented bank group-wise and state-wise.

Basic Statistical Returns

Yet another data-oriented publication, this annual presents comprehensive data on number of offices, employees, deposits and credit as per occupation of scheduled commercial banks. One of the features of this publication is that region-wise, state-wise and district-wise information is made available to the public.

Quarterly Publications

Macroeconomic and Monetary Developments

Issued a day before the Annual Policy Statement of the Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Mid-Term/Quarterly Reviews, this publication provides an analytical review of macroeconomic and monetary developments during the period under review providing the necessary information and technical analysis. Up to 2004, the publication was brought out annually along with the Annual Policy Statement in April/May. However, from 2005, these are published on a quarterly basis a day before the Annual Policy Statement and its Mid-Term/Quarterly Reviews.

Quarterly Statistics on Deposits and Credit of Scheduled Commercial Banks

This data-oriented publication gives data on deposits and credit of scheduled commercial banks for each quarter. The data compiled from bank returns are presented center-wise, state-wise, population group-wise and bank group-wise.

The publication is available for the quarters ending March, June, September and December in the month after the end of the quarter.

Monthly Publications

RBI Bulletin

This is a monthly publication released in the first week of every month. The Bulletin publishes analytical articles based on data collected by the Reserve Bank often specifically for the purpose. It carries speeches of the Governor, Deputy Governors and Executive Directors. The speeches are useful in improving the understanding of the central bank's policies. Other useful inclusions in the Bulletin are important press releases and circulars issued by different departments of the Reserve Bank and data relating to economy, finance and banking. Often, significant reports released by the Reserve Bank including the Annual Report and the Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India are issued as supplements to this monthly publication.

Monetary and Credit Information Review

This is a monthly four-page periodical aimed at operational level bankers. The periodical summarises important circulars issued by the central bank during the month. It is published between 1st and 5th of every month.

Weekly Publications

Weekly Statistical Supplement to the RBI Bulletin

This publication presents the weekly balance sheet of the Reserve Bank and other developments relating to financial, commodity and bullion markets. This is published on every Friday at 5 pm.

Daily

Press Releases

The Reserve Bank releases through its daily press releases data on money market operations and reference rates for four major currencies, namely, the US Dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling and the Japanese Yen. The press releases are also issued on other issues that may be of general public interest such as important banking regulations, new currency notes, rejection or cancellation of certificate of registration of non-banking finance companies, status of urban cooperative banks, etc.

Occasional Publications

Occasional Papers

This is published once in four months and carries research papers presented by the professional staff of the Reserve Bank. The publication reflects the views of the authors. The Occasional Papers are being published thrice a year from 1999 onwards.

DRG Studies

These are research studies conducted by external experts in India in collaboration with the internal staff members of the Reserve Bank. The Development Research Group is a forum that institutionalises participation of external expertise in in-house research.

Reports

Besides these, the Reserve Bank also publishes reports of committees set up by it for feedback and for wider dissemination of information.

Brochures

The Reserve Bank brings out occasional booklets to familiarise the general public about the facilities available to them mainly in the area of foreign exchange.

Lectures

The Reserve Bank of India has instituted three annual lectures. Two of these commemorate past Governors of the Reserve Bank and one a noted monetary economist.

RBI Website

The Reserve Bank maintains an active website (URL: http://www.rbi.org.in). All the information released by the Reserve Bank is also simultaneously made available on the website in pdf and Word formats. The data are provided in excel format. The site is updated several times a day.

In keeping with its objective of bringing in greater transparency in its decision making process, the Reserve Bank is committed to releasing more and more information in public domain.

Top

Disclosure Policy

Top

Disclosure Log

The Reserve Bank of India also places all the information it releases in response to the requests received under the Right to information Act, 2005 on its website, if, in its view, the information could be of general public interest. Such information is furnished in this disclosure log.

Top

Your suggestions

If you feel that the Reserve Bank of India should release any information in addition to what it already releases, please send us your suggestions by email . If, however, you need any specific information on an ad hoc basis, you may make an application under the Right to information Act, 2005. It needs to be emphasised that this mechanism is only meant for seeking information and NOT for making complaints. The Reserve Bank of India has a separate mechanism for redressal of complaints against banks and its own departments.

Top

Complaints against Banking Services

The Reserve Bank of India has provided for a separate channel for lodging complaints against poor quality of services rendered by a bank. If you have a complaint/grievance against a bank for poor quality of service rendered by any of its offices/branches, please approach the Nodal Officer of the bank. In case you are not satisfied with the bank's response you can also file a complaint with the Banking Ombudsman in your State. The Banking Ombudsman is an office set up by the Reserve Bank of India to give speedy and cost effective resolution of grievances to the bank customers. For more details on Banking Ombudsman Scheme and their contact numbers, please visit http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/AboutUsDisplay.aspx?pg=Ombudsmen.htm

Complaints against RBI Services

In case you have a complaint against any department of the Reserve Bank of India for poor quality of services rendered, you may send your complaint to the Complaints Redressal Cell of the respective Regional Office of the Reserve Bank of India. For details of contact, please visit the Regional Offices section of the RBI website (http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/RegionalOffices.aspx)

Top

Making an Application under the Right to Information Act, 2005

Citizens of India will have to make the request for information in writing, clearly specifying the information sought under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The application for request should give the contact details (postal address, telephone number, fax number, email address) so that the applicants can be contacted for clarifications or the information. Since as per the Act, information can be furnished only to citizens of India, you will have to give your citizen status as well.

How do I send my application?

As per the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 prescribed by the Government of India: a request for obtaining information under Section 6(1) of RIA needs to be accompanied by an application fee of Rs.10 by way of cash against proper receipt or by DD or bankers’ cheque payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority.

You could send your request by post accompanied by the application fee of Rs.10/- payable by demand draft or bankers’ cheque or Indian Postal Order favouring Reserve Bank of India. The fee can also be paid in cash along with the application. Applications can also be made over fax or email in which case, the Reserve Bank will acknowledge the application and give a serial number to the application and communicate the fees to be paid by the applicant. The applicant will, while quoting the serial number of his application, need to send the application fee. The Reserve Bank will take up the application for consideration, as required under the Act, only after the application fee has been received.

Where do I send my request?

You can send your request to any of the following addresses:

Appellate Authority, CPIO and Alternate CPIO

With effect from November 16, 2009, the delivery of information under RTI Act in the Reserve Bank of India will be in a decentralised manner with Chief General Managers/Advisers/General Managers – in –charges of our various Central Office Departments as Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) and in their absence, the other Chief General Managers/General Managers of the departments would be designated as CPIOs. Executive Director has been designated as the Appellate Authority. Requests to any of the departments of the Reserve Bank of India under RTI Act could be submitted at the addresses given in the list below or at the RIA Division, Reserve Bank of India, Amar Building, First Floor, Sir P.M.Road, Mumbai – 400 001. Requests can also be submitted by email.

Lists of CPIOs and their Email Ids

List of CPIOs with E-mail ids, Addresses and Brief Description of the Departments

Name and Address of the Department

Brief Description of the Function/Area of Work

Name and Designation of CPIO

E-mail id for Requests under RTI Act

E-mail id for Appeals under RTI Act

Customer Services Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
1st Floor, Amar Building
Sir P.M.Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Redressal of complaints against deficiency in services of all scheduled banks and also against different departments of RBI; Administering the Banking Ombudsman (BO) Scheme including processing of appeals against the decisions of BO.

Shri Arun Pasricha
Chief General Manager

Click here to send email


Click here to send email

Department of Banking Operations and Development
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
12th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Regulation of scheduled commercial banks (excluding RRBs)

Shri  Sudarshan Sen, Chief General Manager-in-Charge

Click here to send email


Click here to send email

Department of Banking Supervision
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
Centre 1, World Trade Centre
Mumbai – 400 005

Supervision of scheduled commercial banks and financial institutions in terms of the provisions of BR Act 1949 and RBI Act 1934, approval for appointment of statutory auditors in scheduled commercial banks,and  monitoring of frauds in banks and NBFCs.

Shri. P. R. Ravi Mohan
Chief General Manager-in-Charge


Click here to send email

Department of Communication
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
12th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Dissemination of information and developing material for financial literacy/education

Alpana Killawala
Principal Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Department of Currency Management
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
4th Floor, Amar Building
Sir P.M.Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Note and coin issue and currency management

Shri B.P. Vijayendra,
Principal Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Department of Economic and Policy Research
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
6th to 9th Floors, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Studies and analyses the basic issues and problems (both domestic and international) affecting the Indian economy

Shri B. M. Misra,
Officer-in-Charge


Click here to send email

Department of Expenditure and Budgetary Control
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
2nd Floor, Main Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Preparation of the Budget of the Bank; Administration of Expenditure Rules; Administration and management of Provident Fund, Gratuity & Superannuation Funds, Ambedkar Fund and Leave Encashment Fund ; Administration of Housing Loan Rules; All establishment related payments & pension disbursement etc ; Focal point of establishment related matters for all Regional Offices and Salary Drawing Units

 

Shri Rajesh Verma,
Principal Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Department of External Investments and Operations
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
22nd Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Management and investment of foreign exchange reserves of the Reserve Bank of India

Smt. Madhumita Sarkar Deb,
Chief General Manager-in-Charge


Click here to send email

Department of Government and Bank Accounts
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
4th Floor, Byculla Office Building
Opp.Mumbai Central Station
Byculla, Mumbai – 400 008

Bankers to the banks and governments and accounting for public debt of central and state governments. It is also responsible for maintenance of the Reserve Bank's internal accounts and compilation of its weekly statement of affairs and annual balance sheets

Shri S. Ganeshkumar,
Chief General Manager –in-Charge


Click here to send email


Click here to send email

Department of Information Technology
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
14th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Procurement and Maintenance of Computer Systems and Network Systems for use in RBI.

Designing, developing and operationalising major IT projects in RBI.

Shri P.Parthasarathi,
Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Department of Non-Banking Supervision
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
Centre 1, World Trade Centre
Mumbai – 400 005

Regulation and Supervision of Non Banking Financial Companies

Shri K. K. Vohra, Principal Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Department of Payment and Settlement Systems
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
14th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001 

Regulation and oversight on the Payment and Settlement Systems which encompass the cheque based clearing systems managed by the Reserve Bank and other commercial banks, Electronic Clearing Service (ECS), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) System, the inter-institutional Government Securities clearing, NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer ), Card Payments, Mobile Payments and Authorisation of applications for setting up Payment Systems

Shri Vijay Chugh,
Chief General Manager 


Click here to send email

Department of Statistics and Information Management
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
C-8/9, Bandra-Kurla Complex
Bandra (E),
Mumbai – 400 051

Collection, processing and dissemination of data on banking, corporate and external sectors

Dr. A. K. Srimany,
Officer-in-Charge


Click here to send email

Financial Markets Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
23rd Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001 

Provides an integrated market interface for the Reserve Bank and to bring about integration in the Reserve Bank’s conduct of monetary operations

Shri G. Mahalingam,
Principal Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Foreign Exchange Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
11th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Facilitating both residents and non-residents to undertake foreign exchange transactions within the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 and Notifications, Regulations, Rules, Orders, etc made there under

Shri B. P. Kanungo,
Principal Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Human Resource Management Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
21st Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

General administration including recruitment, posting, confirmation, promotion and transfer of employees/officers, matters relating to vigilance, discipline and security of Bank's premises. Developmental aspects of human resources in the Reserve Bank.

Shri A.K. Sarangi,
Chief General Manager

Shri M.Nandakumar
General Manager


Click here to send email

Inspection Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
C-7/8 th Floor,
Bandra-Kurla Complex
Mumbai – 400 051

Carries out inspections to examine, evaluate and report on the adequacy and reliability of existing systems and follow-up by offices of the Bank.

Shri M. Sebastian,
Principal Chief General Manager

Click here to send email


Click here to send email

Internal Debt Management Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
23rd Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Floatation of Central/State Government – preparation of calendar for issuances of Govt of India dated securities and Treasury Bills, etc and regulation of the Primary Dealers.

Smt Rekha G Warriar, Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

Legal Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
Centre 1, World Trade Centre
Mumbai – 400 005

Tender legal advice on various matters referred by the operational departments /offices/ associates of the Reserve Bank

Ms.M.Anand,
Legal Adviser


Click here to send email

Monetary Policy Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
24th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001 

Formulation, monitoring and implementation of monetary policy.

Dr. M D Patra,
Principal Adviser


Click here to send email

Premises Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
5th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Construction and maintenance of premises of the Bank

Shri S. Venkatachalam, CGM-in-Charge

 

Click here to send email

Rajbhasha Vibhag
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
Garment House
Dr.A.B.Road,
Mumbai – 400 008

Oversees implementation of Official Language Policy and other developmental activities for promotion of Hindi in the Bank

Dr. Ramakant Gupta,
General Manager


Click here to send email

Reserve Bank Services Board
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
Byculla Office Building
Opp.Mumbai Central Station
Mumbai – 400 008

Work relating to recruitment of officers and promotion

Shri Shrimohan Yadav,
General Manager


Click here to send email

Rural Planning and Credit Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
10th Floor, Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001

Policy formulation relating to rural credit and priority sector lending; Monitoring the performance of commercial banks in priority sector lending & under Central Government-sponsored poverty alleviation programmes; Implementation and monitoring of Lead Bank Scheme; Regulatory functions over Regional Rural Banks and State/ Central Cooperative Banks; Promoting Financial Inclusion.

Shri A.Udgata, PCGM

Smt Madhavi Sharma, CGM


Click here to send email

Secretary's Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
16th Floor,
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road
Mumbai – 400 001 

Work connected with the meetings of the Central Board and its Committee as also the Administrators of the Reserve Bank of India Employees' Provident Fund.

Shri Bazil Shaikh,
Principal Chief General Manager & Secretary


Click here to send email

Urban Banks Department
Reserve Bank of India
Central Office
1st Floor, Garment House
Mumbai – 400 008

Urban Banks Department is entrusted with the responsibility of regulation and supervision of the banking related functions of primary(urban) cooperative banks

Shri A. K. Bera,
Principal Chief General Manager


Click here to send email

List of Banking Ombudsmen designated as CPIOs together with their E-mail ids, Addresses and Area of Jurisdiction

Name and Address of the Banking Ombudsman

Area of Jurisdiction

E-mail id for Requests under RTI Act

E-mail id for Appeals under RTI Act

Shri Rajesh Kumar
C/o Reserve Bank of India
La Gajjar Chambers,
Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad-380 009

Gujarat, Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri M.Palanisamy
C/o Reserve Bank of India
10/3/8, Nrupathunga Road
Bangalore-560 001

Karnataka

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri A.F.Naqvi
C/o Reserve Bank of India
Hoshangabad Road,
Post Box No.32,
Bhopal-462 011

Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri B K Mishra
C/o Reserve Bank of India
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Marg
Bhubaneswar-751 001

Orissa

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri R. K. Sood
C/o Reserve Bank of India
4th Floor, Sector 17,
Central Vista
Chandigarh – 160 017

Himachal Pradesh, Punjab,Union
Territory of Chandigarh and Panchkula,
Yamuna Nagar and Ambala Districts of Haryana

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri U. Chiranjeevi,
Banking Ombudsman,
Reserve Bank of India,
No. 16, Rajaji Salai,
Chennai - 600 001.

Tamil Nadu, Union Territories of Puducherry
(except Mahe Region) and Andaman
and Nicobar Islands

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri Anand Prakash
C/o Reserve Bank of India
Station Road,
Pan Bazar
Guwahati - 781 001

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Dr. N. Krishna Mohan
C/o Reserve Bank of India
6-1-56, Secretariat Road
Saifabad,
Hyderabad-500 004

Andhra Pradesh

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri N.P.Topno
C/o Reserve Bank of India,
4th floor Rambagh Circle,
Tonk Road Jaipur - 302 004

Rajasthan

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri A. K. Naskar
C/o Reserve Bank of India
M.G. Road, Post Box No.82
Kanpur-208 001

Uttar Pradesh (excluding Districts of Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar) and Uttaranchal

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Dr. (Smt) S. Chattopadhyay
C/o Reserve Bank of India
15, Nethaji Subhas Road
Kolkata-700 001

West Bengal and Sikkim

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Smt. R Sebastian
C/o Reserve Bank of India
Garment House,
Ground Floor,
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai-400 018

Maharashtra and Goa

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Smt. Rashmi Fauzdar
C/o Reserve Bank of India,
6, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001

Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana (except the districts of Ambala, Yamuna Nagar and Panchkula), and the districts of Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar of Uttar Pradesh

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri Patric Barla, General Manager
C/o Reserve Bank of India, South Gandhi Maidan,
Patna - 800 001

Bihar and Jharkhand

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

Shri A. Madasamy
C/o Reserve Bank of India
Bakery Junction
Thiruvananthapuram-695 033

Kerala, Union Territory of Lakshadweep and Union Territory of Puducherry (only Mahe Region).

Click here to send email

Click here to send email

CAPIOs (Nodal Officers) at different Regional Offices

Regional Office

Name

Designation

Address

Telephone

& FAX No.

Ahmedabad

Smt. S Phukan

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resources Management Department,
4th floor,
Nr.Gandhi Bridge,
Ahmedabad 380 014

Tel. 079-27582584
Fax: 079-2754 1993

Bangalore

Shri Subodh Kumar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India,
Human Resources Management Department
10/3/8 Nrupathunga Road
Bangalore 560 001

Off.080-22180340
Fax: 080-2221 0185

Belapur

Shri S. K. Pable

DGM (Bkg)

Reserve Bank of India
Plot No.3, Sector 10
H.H. Nirmaladevi Marg
CBD, Belapur,
Navi Mumbai 400 614

022 – 27560229
Fax: 022-2757 0015

Bhopal

Smt. Veena Srivastava

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Banking Supervision
Hoshangabad Road,
Bhopal

Off.0755-2552459
Fax: 07552551383
Email

Bhubaneshwar

Shri V Ranga Rao

GM

Reserve Bank of India,
Pt. Jawharlal Nehru Marg,
Bhubaneswar - 751 001

0674-2395857
Fax: 0674-239 5911

Dehradun

Smt K.S.Jyotsna

DGM

Reserve Bank of India,
74/1, Rajpur Road
Dehradun – 248001

0135-2742009
Email

Chandigarh

Shri Rajesh Kumar

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Issue Department,
Central Vista,
Sector 17,
Chandigarh-160 017

0172-2784606
FAX – 0172-2721923

Chattisgarh

Shri Anand Upadhyay

AGM

Reserve Bank of India
Subhashish Parisar
54/949 Satya Prem Vihar,
Mahadev Ghat Road,
Sundar Nagar,
Raipur 492013
Chattisgarh

Tel. 0771 - 2242330
Fax: 0771 - 2242323

Chennai

Shri S.Venkatesh

DGM (Admn)

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resource Development Department,
Rajaji Salai,
Chennai-600 001

044-25360823
044-25399203
Fax: 044-23565220

Guwahati

Shri J.M.Thotngam

DGM,ADMN

Reserve Bank of India,
Station Road,
Guwahati - 781 001

(0361) 2512804
Fax: 0361- 254 0033

Hyderabad

Shri P.K.Raut

GM (Admn)

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resource Management Department,
6-1-56, Saifabad,
Hyderabad 500 004

Off. 040-23234612
Fax: 040-23232766

Jammu

Shri G.C.Talukdar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Administration and Personnel
Rail Head Complex,
Jammu 180 012

0191-2471188
Fax: 0191-247 0576

Jaipur

Shri Vaibhav Chaturvedi

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Ram Bagh Circle,
Tank Road,
Jaipur 302 004

0141-566272
Fax: 0141- 256 3016

Kochi

Shri. C.V.George

GM(O-i-C)

Reserve Bank of India
Ernakulam North,
Kochi -682 018

0484-2400985
Fax: 0484-2402715

Kanpur

Shri R Kamalakannan

GM (HRDD)

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resource Management Department,
Mahatma Gandhi Road,
Kanpur 208 001

Tel: 0512 –2303191
Fax: 0512- 2306105

Kolkata

Shri G N Rath

GM

Reserve Bank of India
15, N.S. Road,
Kolkata-700 001

Tel: 033-22624047
Fax: 033-22312994

Lucknow

Smt. Shikhi Sharma

GM

Reserve Bank of India,
8-9,Vipin Khand
Gomti Nagar
Lucknow - 226 010

2304866
Fax: 0522-2393654
E-mail

Mumbai Regional Office

Dr. A K Hirve

CGM

Reserve Bank of India
Mumbai Regional Office, Main Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022-22614652 (Direct)
022-22660500 (Extn. 3249)
022-22626144 (Fax)

Nagpur

Shri V K Nayak

General Manager (HRMD)

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resource Management Department,
Civil lines ,
Opp Vidhan Bhawan
Nagpur 440 001

0712-2532232(O)
Fax No. 0712-2551715

New Delhi

Ms. Indira Nanu

GM, HRMD

Reserve Bank of India
HRMD,
6, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001

Ph – 011-23717554
Fax – 011-23730631

Patna

Shri Rahul Sinha

DGM, HRMD

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resource Management Department,
South Gandhi Maidan,
Patna 800 001

Fax: 0612 2320901

Thiruvana-nthapuram

Shri N. Gopinathan Nair

DGM

Reserve Bank of India,
HRMD,
Bakery Junction,
PB No. 6507
Thiruvananthapuram -695033

0471-2323481
Fax: 0471-2330843

Panaji

Shri Jaikish

GM/OIC

Reserve Bank of India
Foreign Exchange Department,
Gera Imperium II, 7th floor,
20 EDC Complex,
Patto Plaza, Panaji 403 001

Tel:EPBX No: 0832-2904631 & 32
Fax No: 0832-2970056

Raipur

Shri Anand Upadhyay

AGM

Reserve Bank of India
Subhashish Parisar
54/949 Satya Prem Vihar
Mahadev Ghat Road, Sunder Nagar
Raipur
Chattisgarh 492 013

0771 2242330
Fax: 0771-2242353

Ranchi

Shri Praveen Ranjan

AGM (HRMD)

Reserve Bank of India
R.R.D.A. Building
Pragati Sadan (4th Floor)
Kutchery Road
Ranchi - 834001

0651 - 2210513(O)
Fax: 0651-2210515/11

Shimla

Shri Kali Dass

AGM

Reserve Bank of India
B-478, Sector IV,
New Shimla
Himachal Pradesh 171009

0177-2670482
Fax: 0177-2670481

Reserve Bank Staff College

Shri S Venkatesan

GM/Vice - Principal

Reserve Bank of India
359, Anna Salai, Teynampet,
Chennai 600 018

Tel: 044 24334310
Fax: 044 2434 6905

College of Agricultural Banking, Pune

Shri Sudhir Kumar Jha

VP/GM

College of Agriculture Banking,
University Road,
Pune 411 016

020 2552 1436
Fax: 020-2553 7089

CAPIOs (Nodal Officers) at different Departments

Central Office Department

Name of CAPIO

Designation

Address

Telephone No. (STD code - 022)

Customer Service Department

Shri S. V. Patil

DGM

Reserve Bank of India, Customer Service Department 1st Floor, Amar Building Sir P.M.Road Mumbai 400 001

(022)-22642678
FAX-22632480

Department of Communication

Smt. Manjula Rattan

GM

Reserve Bank of India, Department of Communication, 12th Floor, Central Office Building, S.B.Singh Marg, Mumbai 400 001

022 -22703279
Fax: 022 - 22660358

Rajbhasha, CO

Smt. Savitri Singh

DGM

Reserve Bank of India, Rajbhasha Vibhag, Garment House, Mumbai 400 018

(022) 24824372, 24983356
FAX- 2498 2077

Secretary's Department

Smt. Arti Sinha

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Secretary’s Department
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022-2261 0788
FAX –022-2270 1034

Department of Currency Management

Shri P. M. Likhar

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Currency Management
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 22610912
FAX-22662442

Department of Government and Bank Accounts

Shri B K Mishra

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept.of Government & Bank Accounts,
4th floor,
Mumbai 400 008

23001670
FAX-2300 0370

Department of External Investments and Operations

Shri Rajendra Kumar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of External Investments and Operations
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

22664604
FAX – 2266 4667

Financial Markets Department

Shri Anand Prakash

Director

Reserve Bank of India
Financial Markets Department
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022 - 22610645
FAX - 022 - 22634824

Department of Payment and Settlement Systems

Shri Pankaj Ekka

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Payment and Settlement Systems
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022 - 22610383
FAX- 2269 1557

Inspection Department

Shri D G Kale

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Inspection Department, C-7, 8th floor,
Bandra-Kurla Complex
Mumbai 400 051

022 - 26572301
FAX – 022 - 26572029

Legal Department

Shri A. Krishna Gopal

Joint Legal Adviser

Reserve Bank of India
Legal Department
5th Floor, Centre – 1
WTC,
Mumbai-400 005

22153496
FAX – 22153470

Foreign Exchange Department

Smt. Rajani Prasad

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Foreign Exchange Department
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022 – 22610618

FAX – 022-22610623

Department of Banking Operations and Development

Shri R N Jena

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Banking Operations and Development, World Trade Centre,
Centre 1
Mumbai 400 005

22701205
Fax-22160970

Department of Banking Supervision

Smt. Divya Sood Daur

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Banking Supervision, Central Office, Centre-1, Mumbai 400 005

022-2261 0955
FAX – 022-2261 0932

Department of Non Banking Supervision

Smt. A. Mangalagiri

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Dept. of Non-Banking Supervision, World Trade Centre, Centre 1 Mumbai - 400 005

022 2216 1940 (Ext. 226)
FAX – 2215 0540

Internal Debt Management Department

Dr.(Smt.) S. Saggar

Director

Reserve Bank of India
Internal Debt Management Dept. Central Office Bldg, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg,
Mumbai 400 001

022-22610680
FAX- 2264 4158

Department of Statistics and Information Management

Shri Sneharthi Gayen

Director

Reserve Bank of India
Dept.of Statistics and Information Management,
C-9, 6th floor, Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Mumbai 400 051

022 - 2657 2513
Fax – 022 - 2657 0848
Email

Human Resource Management Department, Central Office

Smt. Shakti Dubey

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Human Resource Management Department,
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022 - 22632366, ext. 4103

FAX – 022 - 22632480

Monetary Policy Department

 

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Monetary Policy Dept, Central Office building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022 - 22692426
FAX – 022-2265 1685

Urban Banks Department

Smt. Anita Bhattacharya

GM

Reserve Bank of India
Urban Banks Department,
Garment House,
Dr. Annie Besant Road
Mumbai 400 018

022 - 24920340
FAX –022- 2497 4040

Department of Information Technology

Smt. Baljit Birah

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department of Information Technology
Central Office Building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 2262 4851
FAX – 022-2269 1557

Rural Planning and Credit Department

Shri Aridaman Kumar

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Rural Planning and Credit Department
Central Office building
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 22610923
FAX: 022- 2262 1011

Department of Expenditure and Budgetary Control

Shri Gouresh R Kotian

DGM

Reserve Bank of India
Department Expenditure and Budgetary Control, Main building,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg
Mumbai 400 001

022- 2261 0486
FAX: 022-2261 0535

Department of Economic and Policy Research

Shri. A Karunagaran

Director

Reserve Bank of India,
Department of Economic Policy & Research,
Division of Non-Bank Financial Studies,
Central Office Building, Fort, Mumbai 400 001

022- 2261 0763
FAX: 022-2263 3186

Premises Department

Shri Kausik Chakrabarti

DGM (Admn)

Reserve Bank of India
Premises Department
5th floor,
Mumbai 400 008

 

022 -22610927
EPABX : 2202
FAX-022 -22660807

Top

How long will the RBI take to provide information?

The Reserve Bank of India will, within 30 days of receipt of the application for information along with the fee, communicate to the requestor whether it can or cannot provide the information.

Top

Will I have to pay to get the information?

As per the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005, the public authority shall charge:

  • Rs.2/- for each page (in A-4 or A-3 size paper) created or copied;
  • actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper;
  • actual cost or price for samples or models; and
  • for inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of Rs.5/- for each subsequent hour (or fraction thereof )

Further, to provide information under Section 7(5) of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the public authority shall charge:

  • Rs. 50/- per diskette or floppy; and
  • for information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or Rs. 2/- per page of photocopy for extracts from the publication

At what stage will I have to pay this cost?

If the Reserve Bank of India has the information and can provide it to you it will, within 30 days of its receiving the application along with appropriate fees, communicate to you the cost of providing the information as prescribed under Section 7(1) of Right to Information Act.

When will I get the information?

You will get the information, once the Reserve Bank of India receives the payment towards providing the information.

Top

Can the Reserve Bank of India refuse to give me information?

The Right to Information Act, 2005 under Sections 8 and 9 exempts certain categories of information from disclosures. These include:

  • Information, disclosure of which would prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, relation with foreign State or lead to incitement of an offence.
  • Information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal or the disclosure of which may constitute contempt of court;
  • Information, the disclosure of which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature;
  • Information including commercial confidence, trade secrets or intellectual property, the disclosure of which would harm the competitive position of a third party, unless the competent authority is satisfied that larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information; 
  • Information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship, unless the competent authority is satisfied that the larger public interest warrants the disclosure of such information;
  • Information received in confidence from foreign Government; information, the disclosure of which would endanger the life or physical safety of any person or identify the source of information or assistance given in confidence for law enforcement or security purposes;
  • Information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders;
  • Cabinet papers including records of deliberations of the Council of Ministers, Secretaries and other officers;
  • Information which relates to personal information the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest, or which would cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of the individual.

Top

Do I have a right to appeal?

Under the Right to Information Act, 2005 you have the right to appeal if you are not satisfied with the information provided by the Reserve Bank or its decision not to provide the information requested.

Who should I address my appeal to?

You can address the appeal to:

1) Dr. (Smt) Deepali Pant Joshi
(First Appellate Authority)
Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India,
Central Office Building,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg,
Mumbai – 400 001.
Click here to send email.
Tel : 022 - 22611083
Fax : 022 - 22632052

2) Shri N S Vishwanathan
(Alternate Appellate Authority)
Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India,
Central Office Building,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg,
Mumbai – 400 001.

What if I am not satisfied even with the decision of the appellate authority?

Under the Act, if you are not satisfied with the decision of the appellate authority within the Reserve Bank of India, you can appeal to the Central Information Commission appointed in terms of Chapter 3 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

 
 Top
 
© Reserve Bank of India. All Rights Reserved.
Best viewed in 1024x768 resolution in IE 5 and above.