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List of Governors of Reserve Bank of India

31-OCT-2017 11:08

    Since its establishment in 1935, by the British colonial government, 24 people have worked as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India so far. The first Governor of the Reserve Bank of India was British banker Osborn Smith, while C.D. Deshmukh was the first Indian Governor of Reserve Bank of India. At present, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India is Urjit Patel; who took charge on September 4, 2016.
    The Governor of Reserve Bank of India is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Bank of India and the Ex-officio Chairman of its Central Board of Directors. The Indian note issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is signed by the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

    list of rbi governor
     Here is the list of all the Governors of Reserve Bank of India

     S.N.

    Governor Name

    Tenure

           1.

    Osborne Smith

    April 1, 1935 to June 30, 1937

    2.

    James Brend Taylor

    July 1, 1937 to February 17, 1943

    3.

    C. D. Deshmukh

    August 11, 1943 to June 30, 1949

    4.

    Benegal Rama Rao

    July 1, 1949 to 14 January 1957

    5.

      K. G. Amgaonkar

               January 14, 1957 to 28 February 1957

    6.

    H. V. R. Iyengar

    March 1, 1957 to February 28, 1962

    7.

    P. C. Bhattacharya

    March 1, 1962 to June 30, 1967

    8.

    L. K. Jha

                  July 1, 1967 to May 3, 1970

    9.

    B. N. Adarakar

    May 4, 1970 to June 15, 1970

    10.

    S. Jagannathan

    June 16, 1970 to May 19, 1975

    11.

    N. C. Sen Gupta

    May 19, 1975 to 19th August, 1975

    12.

    K. R. Puri

    August 20, 1975 to May 2, 1977

    13.

    M. Narasimhan

    May 3, 1977 to November 30, 1977

    14.

    I.G. Patel

     December 1, 1977 to 15 September, 1982

    15.

    Manmohan Singh

    September 16, 1982 to 14 January 1985

    16.

    Amitabh Ghosh

    January 15, 1985 to 4th February, 1985

    17.

    R. N. Malhotra

    February 4, 1985 to December 22, 1990

    18.

    S. Venkatraman

    December 22, 1990 to December 21, 1992

    19.

    C. Rangarajan

     December 22, 1992 to November 21, 1997

    20.

    Bimal Jalan

    November 22, 1997 to September 6, 2003

    21.

    y. V. Reddy

    September 6, 2003 to September 5, 2008

    22.

    D. Subbarao

    September 5, 2008 to September 4, 2013

    23.

    Raghuram Rajan

    September 4, 2013 to September 4, 2016

    24.

    Urjit Patel

    September 4, 2016 to till date

    Note:
    1. The person who worked as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India for the longest time  (total of 7 years, 197 day) was Benegal Rama Rao. He was on his post from July 1, 1949 to January 14, 1957.
    2. The person who worked for the shortest time as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India was Amitabh Ghosh. He was employed for a total of 20 days from 15 January 1985 to 4 February 1985.

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