P. C. Bhattacharya
Paresh Chandra Bhattacharya OBE (born 1 March 1903) was the seventh Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1 March 1962 to 30 June 1967. Unlike his predecessors he was a member of the Indian Audits and Accounts Service (IA&AS). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1946 New Year Honours. He served as Secretary in the Finance Ministry and later as Chairman of State Bank of India before his appointment as the Governor.
As RBI Governor he strongly opposed the nationalising of private banks in India, by writing a letter to then Deputy Prime Minister Morarji Desai warning about the costs of nationalising the banks saying it was not desirable. During his tenure the size of the currency notes oF denomination 5, 10 and 100 were reduced in size for economic reasons.
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