Section 54A - Delegation of powers, Section 54AA - Power of bank to
depute its employees to other institutions : RBI Act 1934
What is Delegation of powers? What is the Power of bank to depute
its employees to other institutions? Section 54A and 54AA of
Reserve Bank of India Act 1934
Section 54A of RBI Act 1934 : "Delegation of powers"
(1) The Governor may, by general or special order, delegate
to a Deputy Governor, subject to such conditions and
limitations, if any, as may be specified in the order, such of
the powers and functions exercisable by him under this Act or
under any other law for the time being in force as he may deem
necessary for the efficient administration of the functions of
(2) The fact that a Deputy Governor exercises any power or
does any act or thing in pursuance of this Act shall be
conclusive proof of his authority to do so.]
Section 54AA of RBI Act 1934: "Power of bank to
depute its employees to other institutions"
(1) The bank may, notwithstanding anything contained in any
law, or in any agreement, for the time being in force, depute
any member of its staff for such period as it may thinks fit,-
(a) to any institution which is wholly or substantially owned
by the bank;
(b) to the Development Bank, so, however, that no such
deputation shall continue after the expiration of thirty months
from the commencement of section 5 of the Public Financial
Institutions Laws (Amendment) Act, 1975;
(c) to the Unit Trust, so, however, that no such deputation
shall continue after the expiration of thirty months from the
date notified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of
section 4A of the Unit Trust of India Act, 1963 (52 of 1963);
and thereupon the person so deputed shall, during the period
of his deputation, render such service to the institution to
which he is so deputed as that institution may require.
(2) Where a person has been deputed to an institution under
sub-section (1), he shall not be entitled to claim any salary,
emoluments and other terms and conditions of service which he
would not have been entitled to claim if he had not been so
(3) Nothing contained in this section shall empower the bank
to depute any member of its staff to any institution on any
salary, emoluments or other terms and conditions which is or are
less favourable to him than that or those to which he is
entitled immediately before such deputation.
(4) For the purposes of this section, an institution shall be
deemed to substantially owned by the bank if in the capital of
the institution the bank has not less than forty per cent share.
Explanation - The word "capital" means, in relation to the
Unit Trust, the initial capital of that Trust.