RBI Governor’s and their tenure

RBI Governor’s and their tenure

Few personalities are so close yet so distant to India’s populace as the Governor of the Reserve Bank and few evocative of his awe and mystique: close, because virtually every individual, be he ever so poor or so rich, carries on his person the promise and signature of the Governor. Distant because central bankers are traditionally conservative and publicity shy. Awe they command as the custodian of the country’s reserves and defenders of the external value of the currency. And, mystique they possess as purveyors of money, the commodity all desire but so few understand.

Behind the mist, and shorn of the public perception, the personality of the governor assumes importance in a specific context, the governor, more than any public or private functionary in the country, has the mandate of securing the monetary stability of the country. This impinges on the day to day life of ordinary citizens.

SL NO Name Tenure
1

Sir Osborne Smith

01-04-1935 to 30-06-1937
2

Sir James Braid Taylor

01-07-1937 to 17-02-1943
3

Sir Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh (C D Deshmukh)

11-08-1943 to 30-06-1949
4

Sir Benegal Rama Rau

01-07-1949 to 14-01-1957
5

K. G. Ambegaokar

14-01-1957 to 28-02-1957
6

H V R Iengar

01-03-1957 to 28-02-1962
7

P C Bhattacharya

01-03-1962 to 30-06-1967
8

L K Jha

01-07-1967 to 03-05-1970
9

B N Adarkar

04-05-1970 to 15-06-1970
10

S Jagannathan

16-06-1970 to 19-05-1975
11

N C Sen Gupta

19-05-1975 to 19-08-1975
12

K R Puri

20-08-1975 to 02-05-1977
13

M Narasimham

02-05-1977 to 30-11-1977
14

Dr. I G Patel

01-12-1977 to 15-09-1982
15

Dr Manmohan Singh

16-09-1982 to 14-01-1985
16

A Ghosh

15-01-1985 to 04-02-1985
17

R.N. Malhotra

04-02-1985 to 22-12-1990
18

S Venkitaramanan

22-12-1990 to 21-12-1992
19

Dr. C Rangarajan

22-12-1992 to 21-11-1997
20

Dr. Bimal Jalan

22-11-1997 to 06-09-2003
21

Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy

06-09-2003 to 05-09-2008
22

Dr. D. Subbarao

05-09-2008 to 04-09-13
23

Dr. Raghuram Rajan

04-09-2013 to ———–

 

 

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