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RBI’s Trends and Progress of Banking in India Report available from 1949 onwards

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The link says these reports have been up since 1997 but somehow I have missed them. Anyways, just like RBI has put up its Annual Reports, Banking data, RBI’s several Reports, there are Reports on Trends and Progress of Banking in India as well. Goto this link Click on 1997 at the bottom right corner. And there you have all the reports from 1949 onwards The Report was started from 1949 following Bank Regulation Act (194) which mandates RBI to publish the report. Section 36 (2) of the Act says: The Reserve Bank shall make an annual report to the Central Government on the trend and progress of banking in the country, with particular reference to itsactivities under clause(2) of section 17 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), including in such report its suggestions, if

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The link says these reports have been up since 1997 but somehow I have missed them.

Anyways, just like RBI has put up its Annual Reports, Banking data, RBI’s several Reports, there are Reports on Trends and Progress of Banking in India as well.

  • Goto this link
  • Click on 1997 at the bottom right corner.
  • And there you have all the reports from 1949 onwards

The Report was started from 1949 following Bank Regulation Act (194) which mandates RBI to publish the report. Section 36 (2) of the Act says:

The Reserve Bank shall make an annual report to the Central Government on the trend and progress of banking in the country, with particular reference to its
activities under clause(2) of section 17 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934), including in such report its suggestions, if any, for the strengthening of banking business throughout the country.

We now have plenty of stuff on Indian Banking history post RBI. Now the excuse for the researchers will be oh there is just too much info! 🙂

Amol Agrawal
I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics. I have work-ex of nearly 10 years with most of those years spent figuring economic research in Mumbai’s financial sector.

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