The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) opened its sub-office at Agartala. Tripura will be the second state in the North-East region to have an RBI office. The new office was inaugurated by Shri Manik Sarkar, Hon™ble Chief Minister of Tripura. Dr. D. Subba Rao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India presided over the inaugural function. The inaugural function witnessed the presence of the Hon™ble Finance Minister of the State, Shri Badal Choudhury and other senior officials of the State Government also attended the function.
The new RBI office is housed at Jackson Gate building in Agartala and will function under the charge of a General Manager. The office is expected to initially focus on development of banking in the State and gradually take up other central banking functions.
Earlier, the Reserve Bank of India Governor inaugurated the exhibition titled Mint Road Milestones in Agartala. The exhibition Mint Road Milestones is based on a book with the same title published by the Reserve Bank during its Platinum Jubilee last year. The book is an attempt to document the journey of the Reserve Bank down 75 years through many anecdotes, photographs, documents and interesting visuals. The narrative of the book intertwines the history of the central bank with the financial history of the country and world developments of the time. The exhibition is an attempt to bring the book closer to the common person. A large section of this exhibition is, therefore, through the news items and photographs published in newspapers. The exhibition also displays internal documents and photographs, tells the story and the context of the Reserve Bank™s policy measures and gives glimpses of how the newspapers and media viewed the policies of the Reserve Bank.
The exhibition, located on the Second Floor of The Agartala Press Club, Sachin Debbarman Sarani, Agartala, West Tripura, will remain open for public viewing from May 19, 2011 till May 27, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.