Master Circulars

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Master Circular - Branch Authorisation

DBOD.No. BL.BC. 21 /22.01.001/2008-09

July 1, 2008
Ashadha 10, 1930(Saka)

All Commercial Banks
(excluding RRBs)

Dear Sir,

Section 23 of Banking Regulation Act, 1949 – Master Circular on Branch Authorisation

Please refer to the Master Circular DBOD.No. BL.BC.16/22.01.001/2007-08 dated July 2, 2007 consolidating instructions / guidelines issued to banks on Branch Authorisation  till June 30, 2007.   The Master Circular has been suitably updated by incorporating the instructions issued upto June 30, 2008.  A copy of the updated Master Circular is enclosed. The Master Circular has also been placed on the RBI website (

2. Foreign banks may be guided by paragraph 19 of this Master Circular.

Yours faithfully,

( P. Vijaya Bhaskar)
Chief General Manager