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The RBI story: 90 and going strong

As the Reserve Bank celebrates its 90th birthday, here's a look at how different the pitch has been for different governors to bat on since economic liberalisation. Part 1 of a two-part series

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Tamal Bandyopadhyay
Of the eight RBI governors who have held office since the 1991 economic liberalisation, Bimal Jalan had the longest stint and S Venkitaramanan, the shortest. Current Governor Shaktikanta Das will overtake Jalan before completing his second term in December  


Happy Birthday, Reserve Bank of India.
 

The Indian central bank turns 90 on April 1. The world’s other nonagenarian central banks include the Central bank of Argentina and Bank of Canada – both born in 1935.
 

Of course, the story of central banking goes back to the 17th century. In 1668, the
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First Published: Mar 31 2024 | 5:01 PM IST

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