Section 20 - Obligation of the Bank to transact Government business : RBI Act 1934



What are the Obligation of the Bank to transact Government business? Section 20 of Reserve Bank of India Act 1934

Section 20 of RBI Act 1934 : "Obligation of the Bank to transact Government business"

The Bank shall undertake to accept monies for account of the Central Government, and to make payments up to the amount standing to the credit of its account, and to carry out its exchange, remittance and other banking operations, including the management of the public debt of the Union.


(3) advance money on mortgage of, or otherwise on the security of, immovable property or documents of title relating thereto, or become the owner of immovable property, except so far as is necessary for its own business premises and residences for its officers and servants;

(4) make loans or advances;

(5) draw or accept bills payable otherwise than on demand;

(6) allow interest on deposits or current accounts.


RBI ACT 1934

Section 2 - Definitions

Section 3 - Establishment and incorporation of Reserve Bank

Section 4 - Capital of the Bank

Section 5 - Increase and reduction of Share Capital

Section 6 - Offices, branches and agencies



Section 7 - Management

Section 8 - Composition of the Central Board and term of office of Directors

Section 9 - Local Boards, their constitution and functions

Section 10 - Disqualifications of Directors and members of Local Boards



Section 11 - Removal from and vacation of office

Section 12 - Casual vacancies and absences

Section 13 - Meetings of the Central Board

Section 17 - Business which the Bank may transact



Section 18 - Power of direct discount

Section 18A - Validity of loan or advance not to be questioned

Section 19 - Business which the Bank may not transact


Section 20 - Obligation of the Bank to transact Government business

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