Section 22 - Right to issue bank notes, Section 23 - Issue Department: RBI Act 1934



What is the Right to issue bank notes? Which is Issue Department? Section 22 and 23 of Reserve Bank of India Act 1934

Section 22 of RBI Act 1934 : "Right to issue bank notes"

(1) The Bank shall have the sole right to issue bank notes in India and may, for a period which shall be fixed by the Central Government on the recommendation of the Central Board, issue currency notes of the Government of India, supplied to it by the Central Government, and the provisions of this Act applicable to bank notes shall, unless a contrary intention appears, apply to all currency notes of the Government of India issued either by the Central Government or by the Bank in like manner as if such currency notes were bank notes, and references in this Act to bank notes shall be construed accordingly.

(2) On and from the date on which this Chapter comes into force the Central Government shall not issue any currency notes.


Section 23 of RBI Act 1934: "Issue Department"

(1) The issue of bank notes shall be conducted by the Bank in an Issue Department which shall be separated and kept wholly distinct from the Banking Department, and the assets of the Issue Department shall not be subject to any liability other than the liabilities of the Issue Department as hereinafter defined in section 34.

(2) The Issue Department shall not issue bank notes to the Banking Department or to any other person except in exchange for other bank notes or for such coin, bullion or securities as are permitted by this Act to form part of the Reserve.


RBI ACT 1934

Section 21 - Bank to have the right to transact Government business in India

Section 21A - Bank to transact Government business of States on agreement

Section 21B - Effect of agreements made between the Bank and certain States before the 1st November, 1956

Section 22 - Right to issue bank notes

Section 23 - Issue Department



Section 24 - Denominations of notes

Section 25- Form of bank notes

Section 26 - Legal tender character of notes

Section 26A - Certain bank notes to cease to be legal tender

Section 27 - Re-issue of notes

Section 28 - Recovery of notes lost, stolen, mutilated or imperfect



Section 28A - Issue of special bank notes and special one rupee notes in certain cases

Section 29 - Bank exempt from stamp duty on bank notes

Section 30 - Powers of Central Government to supersede Central Board

Section 31 - Issue of demand bills and notes

Section 32 - Penalty

Section 33 - Assets of the Issue Department



Section 34 - Liabilities of the issue department

Section 35 - Initial assets and liabilities

Section 36 - Method of dealing with fluctuations in rupee coin assets

Section 37 - Suspension of assets requirements as to foreign securities

Section 38 - Obligations of Government and the Bank in respect of rupee coin

Section 39 - Obligation to supply different forms of currency

Section 40 - Transactions in foreign exchange

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