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Date : Aug 01, 2007

Reserve Bank of India has prepared this ‘Manual on Financial and Banking Statistics’ on the recommendation of the Steering Committee set up by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India. The objective of this reference manual is to provide a methodological framework for compilation of statistical indicators, encompassing various sectors, viz., monetary statistics, banking statistics, external sector statistics, fiscal sector statistics, etc., published by RBI. The manual is mainly devoted to the primary data compiled within the Bank following an integrated and uniform approach. This document is expected to facilitate better understanding of conceptual issues on measurement of statistical indicators on the subject.

Various departments of the Bank and NABARD provided basic inputs for this manual. Secretarial support for compilation of this voluminous work was undertaken in the Statistical Analysis Division, Department of Statistical Analysis and Computer Services of the Bank. The efforts of the officers concerned of the division, under the charge of Shri Radhey Shyam, Adviser, are commendable. In particular, Dr. Abhiman Das, Assistant Adviser, Ms. Manjusha Senapati, Research Officer and Shri Joice John, Research Officer, deserve special mention. Dr. K. S. Ramachandra Rao, Principal Adviser, provided overall guidance to the team for bringing out the publication.

Rakesh Mohan

June 1, 2007

Deputy Governor