The Reserve Bank of India is the central bank of the country entrusted with monetary
stability, the management of currency and the supervision of the financial as well
as the payments system.
Established in 1935, its functions and focus have evolved in response to the changing
economic environment. Its history is not only intrinsically interwoven with the
economic and financial history of the country, but also gives insights into the
thought processes that have helped shape the country's economic policies. Here we
present some facets of the Bank's history for the layperson. We look forward to
the viewer's suggestions and comments.