List of RBI governors of India

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List of RBI governors of India –India has had 24 RBI governors till date

List of RBI governors of India

List of RBI governors of India : RBI or the Reserve bank of India is the Central bank of India that controls the monetary policy of the Indian Rupee. RBI commenced its operations on 1st April 1935 during the British Rule. It was initially privately owned by private shareholders. Following India’s independence on 15th August 1947, the RBI was nationalized on 1st January 1949.

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The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India is the Chief Executive of India’s Central Bank and the ex-officio chairperson of the Central Board of Directors. Till Date, the RBI has been headed by 24 governors and a term of the RBI governor usually runs for 3 years. Even though there have been instances of RBI governors serving two terms or being the RBI governor for 5-7 years, but is usually rare.

The first office bearer of the RBI governor was Osborne Smith, a British banker. C.D. Deshmukh was the first Indian governor. Currently Urijit Patel serves as the RBI governor, while the post was earlier held by Raghuram Rajan.

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Name of governor

Term begam

Tern Ended

Tenure

1

Osborne Smith

1 April 1935

30 June 1937

2 years, 90 days

2

James Braid Taylor, ICS]

1 July 1937

17 February 1943

5 years, 231 days

3

C. D. Deshmukh, ICS

11 August 1943

30 June 1949

5 years, 323 days

4

Benegal Rama Rau, ICS

1 July 1949

14 January 1957

7 years, 197 days

5

K. G. Ambegaonkar, ICS

14 January 1957

28 February 1957

45 days

6

H. V. R. Iyengar, ICS

1 March 1957

28 February 1962

4 years, 364 days

7

P. C. Bhattacharya

1 March 1962

30 June 1967

5 years, 121 days

8

L. K. Jha

1 July 1967

3 May 1970

2 years, 306 days

9

B. N. Adarkar

4 May 1970

15 June 1970

42 days

10

S. Jagannathan

16 June 1970

19 May 1975

4 years, 337 days

11

N. C. Sen Gupta

19 May 1975

19 August 1975

92 days

12

K. R. Puri

20 August 1975

2 May 1977

1 year, 255 days

13

M. Narasimham

3 May 1977

30 November 1977

211 days

14

I. G. Patel

1 December 1977

15 September 1982

4 years, 288 days

15

Manmohan Singh

16 September 1982

14 January 1985

2 years, 120 days

16

Amitav Ghosh

15 January 1985

4 February 1985

20 days

17

R. N. Malhotra, IAS

4 February 1985

22 December 1990

5 years, 321 days

18

S. Venkitaramanan, IAS

22 December 1990

21 December 1992

1 year, 365 days

19

C. Rangarajan

22 December 1992

21 November 1997

4 years, 334 days

20

Bimal Jalan

22 November 1997

6 September 2003

5 years, 288 days

21

Y. V. Reddy, IAS

6 September 2003

5 September 2008

4 years, 365 days

22

D. Subbarao, IAS

5 September 2008

4 September 2013

4 years, 364 days

23

Raghuram Rajan

4 September 2013

4 September 2016

3 years, 0 days

24

Urjit Patel

4 September 2016

Incumbent

1 year, 57 days

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