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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) IFSC Code:

Reserve Bank of India or RBI introduced the electronic fund transfer scheme allowing customers to transfer money from one account to another electronically. It is an inter-bank fund transfer system, where RBI is the connecting link between the remitter bank and the recipient bank. Two main modes of electronic fund transfer are National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) followed by most banks under RBI’s guidance.

RBI has assigned unique alpha-numeric codes to all branches of banks participating in NEFT/RTGS. The code referred to as the Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) contains 11 characters. The significance of an IFSC code is that it identifies the originating as well as the destination bank and routes the transaction instructions to the appropriate branch of the bank, in an online electronic fund transfer. There are three parts in an IFSC code, the first part of the code is the first four characters that represent the name of the bank. The second part or the fifth character of the code is zero (0) and is the control element of the code. The third part is the last six characters which is either numeric or alpha-numeric and is code for the bank’s branch.

RBI also has a self-assigned IFSC code that is used to identify its branches. For instance, the IFSC code of ‘Pad Bhopal’ branch of the Reserve Bank of India in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh is RBIS0BLPA01.RBISis code for Reserve Bank of India, while the last 6 characters BLPA01is the branch identification code. The fifth character is zero (0).

How to Search for IFSC and MICR Codes for Reserve Bank of India (RBI)?

RBI’s IFSC and MICR codes can be found on external websites or directly by visiting the branch of the RBI. BankBazaar is one of the websites that carries all necessary information of all branches of banks that are a part of the NEFT/RTGS network. Upon clicking on the tab ‘Bank IFSC Code’, you will get a window asking to enter the name of the bank, either from the list given below or a drop-down menu. Similarly, you will have to fill in the state, district and the branch of the bank. The result displayed will have the specific branch’s IFSC code, MICR code, address and contact number.

Using this payment system, banks can send funds to other banks anywhere in the country. National Electronic Fund Transfer is a safe, secure and efficient mode of money transfer and is processed by RBI itself. RBI clears the NEFT transactions on an hourly basis. The transactions are cleared in twelve settlements on weekdays between 08:00AM to 07:00PM and in six settlements on Saturdays between 08:00AM to 01:00PM.

NEFT Charges:

Beneficiaries are not charged for making inward transactions, however for outward transfers, the remitter should pay the following charges:

Transaction Amount

Fee Per Transaction

Upto Rs.10,000

Not more than Rs.2.50

Above Rs.10,000 to Rs.1 lakh

Not more than Rs.5

Above Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2 lakh

Not more than Rs.15

Above Rs.2 lakh

Not more than Rs.25


Banks can use RTGS to transfer high value transactions. RTGS is the fastest mode of electronic transfer as it happens real time. Real Time Gross Settlement implies that the transactions are processed real time as in as soon as a transaction request is raised. The settlement is also cleared individually and not in batches and hence it is referred to as ‘gross’ settlement.

There is no fee for inward RTGS transactions but for outward remittances, for amounts between Rs.2 lakh to Rs.5 lakh, the remitter has to pay not more than Rs.30 per transaction and for transactions above Rs.5 lakh, the remitter has to pay not more than Rs.55 per transaction.

Reserve Bank of India commenced its operations in 1935 by taking over the functions performed by the Imperial Bank of India, Controller of Currency, Government account management and public debt. RBI has its central office in Mumbai and is completely owned by the Government of India. RBI holds the control over circulation of currency related amendments as well as operates as the highest governing body of the financial facet of the country. RBI is one among the few companies to function as a schedule bank as well as be actively involved in the electronic banking services.

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