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THE STATE BANK OF INDIA ACT, 1955
(Act No. 23 OF 1955)
AN ACT
To constitute a State Bank for India, to transfer to it the undertaking of the Imperial Bank of India and to provide for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
(8th May, 1955).
Whereas for the extensions of banking facilities on a large scale, more particularly in
the rural and semi-urban areas, and for divers other public purposes it is expedient to
constitute a State Bank for India, and to transfer to it the undertaking of the Imperial Bank of India and to provide for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto;
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-


CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the State Bank of India
Act, 1955.
(2) It shall come into force on such date1
as the Central Government may, by notification
in the Official Gazettee, appoint.
2. Definitions. – In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “appointed day” means the date on which this Act comes into force :
(b) “Central Board” means the Central Board of Directors of the State Bank;

[(bb) “chairman” means the chairman of the Central Board;]
(c) “goods” includes bullion, wares and merchandise;
(d) “Imperial Bank” means the Imperial Bank of India constituted under the Imperial
Bank of India Act, 1920 (47 of 1920);

[(dd) “Local Board” means a Local Board constituted under the Section 21;]
(e) “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made under this Act;
(f) “Reserve Bank” means the Reserve Bank of India constituted under the Reserve Bank
of India Act,1934 (2 of 1934)

(g) “State Bank” means the State Bank of India constituted under this Act;
[(h) “subsidiary bank” means a subsidiary bank as defined in the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 (38 of 1959);]
[i] Rep
(j) “workman” has the meaning assigned to it in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947).]


CHAPTER II
INCORPORATION AND SHARE CAPITAL OF STATE BANK
3. Establishment of the State Bank.- (1) A Bank to be called the State Bank of India shall
be constituted to carry on the business of banking and other business in accordance with the provisions of this Act and for the purpose of taking over the undertaking of the Imperial
Bank.
(2) The [Central Government]4
, together with such other persons as may from time to
time become shareholders in the State Bank in accordance with the provisions of this Act,
shall, so long as they are shareholders in the State Bank, constitute a body corporate with
perpetual succession and a common seal under the name of the State Bank of India, and shall
sue and be sued in the name.
(3) The State Bank shall have power to acquire and hold property, whether movable or
immovable, for the purposes for which it is constituted and to dispose of the same.
4. Authorised capital.-
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[Subject to the provisions of this Act, the authorised capital of
the State Bank shall be five thousand crores of rupees divided into five hundred crores of fully
paid-up shares of ten rupees each:
Provided that the Central Board may reduce the nominal or face value of the shares, and
divide the authorised capital into such denomination as it may decide with the approval of the
Reserve Bank:
Provided further that the Central Government may in consultation with the Reserve Bank,
increase or reduce the authorised capital so however that the shares in all cases shall be fully paid-up shares.]

5. Issued capital.- (1) The issued capital of the State Bank shall, on the appointed day,
be five crores, sixty two lakhs and fifty thousand rupees divided into five lakhs, sixty two
thousand and five hundred shares, all of which shall, on the appointed day, stand allotted to the
[Central Government in lieu of the shares of the Imperial Bank 2
[transferred to and vested in it under section 6.]

[(2) The issued capital of the State Bank shall consist of equity shares or equity and
preference shares:
Provided that the issue of preference shares shall be in accordance with the guidelines
framed by the Reserve Bank specifying the class of preference shares, the extent of issue of each class of such preference shares (whether perpetual or irredeemable or redeemable) and
the terms and conditions subject to which, each class of preference shares may be issued:
Provided further that the Central Board may from time to time increase, with the
previous approval of the Reserve Bank and the Central Government, whether by public issue
or rights issue or preferential allotment or private placement, in accordance with the
procedure as may be prescribed, the issued capital by the issue of equity or preference shares:
Provided also that the Central Government shall, at all times, hold not less than fifty-one
per cent. of the issued capital consisting of equity shares of the State Bank.]

(3)No increase in the issued capital beyond twelve crores and fifty lakhs of rupees shall
be made under sub-section (2) without the previous sanction of the Central Government.

[(4) Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (2), the Central Board may
increase from time to time, by way of issuing bonus shares to existing equity shareholders, the issued capital in such manner as the Central government may after consultation with the Reserve Bank, direct.
(5) The State Bank may, accept the money in respect of shares issued towards
increase in the issued capital in instalments, make calls, forfeit unpaid shares and re-issue them, in such manner as may be prescribed.]


CHAPTER III
TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKING OF THE IMPERIAL BANK TO STATE BANK

6. Transfer of assets and liabilities of the Imperial Bank to the State Bank. – (1)
Subject to the other provisions contained in this Act, on the appointed day:-
(a) all share in the capital of the Imperial Bank shall be transferred to, and shall vest
in the Reserve Bank, free of all trusts, liabilities and encumbrances, and
(b) the undertaking of the Imperial Bank shall be transferred to, and shall vest in the
State Bank.
(2) The undertaking of the Imperial Bank shall be deemed to include all rights, powers,
authorities and privileges, and all property, movable and immovable, including cash balances,
reserve funds, investments and all other interests and rights in, or arising out of, such property
as may be in the possession of the Bank immediately before the appointed day, and all books,
accounts and documents relating thereto, and shall also be deemed to include all debts,
liabilities and obligations of whatever kind then existing of that Bank.

[(3) Unless otherwise expressly provided by or under this Act, all contracts, deeds, bonds,
agreements, powers of attorney, grants of legal representation and other instruments of
whatever nature subsisting or having effect immediately before the appointed day and to which the Imperial Bank is a party or which are in favour of the Imperial Bank shall be of as full force and effect against or in favour of the State Bank, as the case may be, and may be enforced or acted upon as fully and effectually as if instead of the Imperial Bank the State Bank had been a party thereto or as if they had been issued in favour of the State Bank.]
(4) If on the appointed day any suit, appeal or other legal proceeding of whatever nature
is pending by or against the Imperial Bank, the same shall not abate, be discontinued or be in any way prejudicially affected by reason of the transfer to the State Bank of the undertaking of the Imperial Bank or of anything contained in this Act, but the suit, appeal or other proceeding may be continued, prosecuted and enforced by or against the State Bank.
7. Transfer of service of existing officers and employees of the Imperial Bank to the
State Bank .- (1) Every officer or other employee of the Imperial Bank (excepting the
managing director, the deputy managing director and other directors) in the employment of
the Imperial Bank immediately before the appointed day shall, on and from the appointed
day, become an officer or other employee, as the case may be, of the State Bank, and shall
hold his office or service therein by the same tenure, at the same remuneration, and upon the
same terms and conditions and with the same rights and privileges as to pension, gratuity and
other matters as he would have held the same on the appointed day if the undertaking of the
Imperial Bank had not vested in the State Bank, and shall continue to do so unless and until
his employment in the State Bank is terminated or until his remuneration, terms or conditions
are duly altered by the State Bank.
(2) Any person who, on the appointed day, is entitled to or is in receipt of, a pension or
other superannuation or compassionate allowance or benefit from the Imperial bank or any
provident, pension or other fund or any authority administering such fund shall be entitled to
be paid by, and to receive from, the State Bank or any provident, pension or other fund or any
authority administering such fund the same pension, allowance or benefit so long as he
observes the conditions on which the pension, allowance or benefit was granted, and if any question arises whether he has so observed such conditions, the question shall be determined by the Central Government and the decision of the Central Government thereon shall be final.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) or sub-section (2), no
appointment made or promotion, increment in salary, pension, allowance or any other benefit granted to any person after the 19th day of December, 1954, and before the appointed day which would not ordinarily have been made or granted or which would not ordinarily have
been admissible under the rules or authorizations of the Imperial Bank or of any provident,
pension or other fund in force prior to the 19th day of December, 1954 shall have effect or be
payable or claimable from the State Bank or from any provident, pension or other fund or
from any authority administering the fund, unless the Central Government has, by general or
special order, confirmed the appointment, promotion or increment or has directed the
continued grant of the pension, allowance or other benefit as the case may be.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14
of 1947), or in any other law for the time being in force, the transfer of the services of any officer or other employee of the Imperial Bank from that Bank to the State Bank shall not
entitle such officer or other employee to any compensation under that Act or other law, and no such claim shall be entertained by any court, tribunal or other authority.
(5) Any person holding office as managing director, deputy managing director, director
or member of any Local Board of the Imperial Bank immediately before the appointed day shall be deemed to have vacated his office as such on the appointed day, and notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or in any other law for the time being in force or in any agreement or contract, he shall not be entitled to any compensation from the Imperial Bank or the State Bank for the loss of office or for the premature termination of any agreement or contract relating to his employment, except such pension, compensation or other benefit
which the State Bank may grant to him, having regard to what that person would have
received as an officer of the Imperial Bank if this Act had not been passed and if he had
retired from his employment in the ordinary course.
(6) Where any managing director, deputy managing director, director, officer or other
employee of the Imperial Bank has, after the 19th day of December, 1954, and before the
appointed day, been paid any sum by way of compensation or gratuity, the State Bank shall be entitled to claim refund of any sum so paid if the payment is not confirmed by the Central Government by general or special order.
8. Existing provident and other funds of the Imperial Bank. – For the persons who
immediately before the appointed day are the trustees of the following funds, that is to say,-
(a) the Imperial Bank of India Employees Provident Fund ;
(b) the Imperial Bank of India Employees Pension and Guarantee Fund;
(c) the Bank of Bombay Officers Pension and Guarantee Fund ;
(d) the Bank of Madras Pension and Gratuity Fund ;
(e) the Bank of Madras Officers Provident and Mutual Guarantee Fund ;
there shall be substituted as trustees such persons as the Central Government may, by
general or special order, specify

9. Compensation to be given to the share-holders of Imperial Bank.- (1) Every
person who immediately before the appointed day is registered as a holder of shares in the Imperial Bank shall be entitled to compensation in accordance with the provisions contained in the First Schedule.
(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall affect the rights inter se between the holder
of any share in the Imperial Bank and any other person who may have an interest in such share, and such other person shall be entitled to enforce his interest against the compensation awarded to the holder of such share, but not against the Reserve Bank.


CHAPTER IV
SHARES
10. Transferability of shares. – (1) Save as otherwise provided in sub-section (2), the
shares of the State Bank shall be freely transferable.
(2) Nothing contained in sub-section (1) shall entitle the [Central Government]1
to
transfer any shares held by it in the State Bank if such transfer will result in reducing the
shares held by it to less than 2
[fifty-one per cent. of the issued capital consisting of equity shares,] of the State Bank.
[10A. Right of registered shareholders to nominate. (1) Every individual registered
shareholder may, at any time, nominate, in the prescribed manner, an individual to whom all
his rights in the shares shall vest in the event of his death.
(2) Where the shares are registered in the name of more than one individual jointly, the
joint holders may together nominate in the prescribed manner, an individual to whom all their
rights in the shares shall vest in the event of the death of all the joint holders.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force or in
any disposition, whether testamentary or otherwise, where a nomination in respect of shares
is made in the prescribed manner and which purports to confer on the nominee the right to
vest the shares, the nominee shall, on the death of the shareholder or, as the case may be, on
the death of all the joint holders, become entitled to all the rights of the shareholder or, as the case may be, of all the joint holders, in relation to such shares and all other persons shall be
excluded unless the nomination is varied or cancelled in the prescribed manner.
(4) Where the nominee is a minor, it shall be lawful for the individual registered holder of the shares to make nomination to appoint, in the prescribed manner, any person to become entitled to the shares in the event of his death during the minority of the nominee.]

11. Restrictions on voting rights. – No shareholder, other than the [Central Government]2
shall be entitled to exercise voting rights in respect of any shares held by him in excess of ten percent of the issued capital.

Provided that such shareholder shall be entitled to exercise voting rights at such higher
percentage as the Central Government may, after consultation with the Reserve Bank,
specify.]
[Provided further that the shareholder holding any preference share capital in the State Bank shall, in respect of such capital, have a right to vote only on resolutions placed before the
State Bank which directly affect the rights attached to his preference shares:
Provided also that no preference shareholder, other than the Central Government,
shall be entitled to exercise voting rights in respect of preference shares held by him in excess
of ten per cent. of total voting rights of all the shareholders holding preference share capital only.]

12. Shares to be approved securities. – Notwithstanding anything contained in the Acts
hereinafter mentioned in this section, the shares of the State Bank shall be deemed to be
included among the securities enumerated in section 20 of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882 (2 of 1882), and also to be approved securities for the purpose of the Insurance Act, 1938 (4 of 1938)

13. Register of shareholders.- (1) The State Bank shall keep at its Central Office,
a register, in one or more books of the shareholders, and shall enter therein the following particulars so far as they may be available :-
(i) the names, addresses and occupations, if any, of the shareholders and a
statement of the shares held by each shareholder, distinguishing each share by
its denoting number ;
(ii) the date on which each person is so entered as a shareholder ;
(iii)the date on which any person ceases to be a shareholder; and
(iv)such other particulars as may be prescribed.

[Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to the shares held with a depository]
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), it shall be lawful for the State
Bank to keep the register of shareholders 7
[in computer floppies or diskettes or any other
electronic form] subject to such safeguards as may be prescribed.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872), a
copy of, or extract from, the register of shareholders, certified to be a true copy under the
hand of an officer of the State Bank authorised in this behalf shall, in all legal proceedings, be admissible in evidence.]

[13A. Register of beneficial owners.- The register of beneficial owners maintained by a
depository under S.11 of the Depositories Act, 1996 (22 of 1996) shall be deemed to be
register of shareholders for the purposes of this Act.]

[*****] Omitted

[15. Trust not to be entered on the register of share-holders.- No. notice of any trust,
express, implied or constructive, shall be entered on the register of shareholders or be
receivable by the State Bank .]
Provided that nothing in this section shall apply to a depository in respect of shares held by it as a registered owner on behalf of the beneficial owners.
Explanation. :- For the purposes of Section 13, Section 13A and this section, the
expressions “beneficial owner”, “depository” and “registered owner” shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in clauses (a), (e) and (j) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Depositories Act, 1996]


CHAPTER V
MANAGEMENT
16. Offices, branches and agencies.- (1) Unless otherwise provided by the Central
Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, the Central Office of the State Bank shall be at [Mumbai, and shall also be known as Corporate Centre].
(2) The State Bank shall have local head offices in [Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai] and
at such other places in India as the Central Government, in consultation with the Central
Board, may determine.
(3) The State Bank shall maintain as its branches or agencies all branches or agencies of
the Imperial Bank which were in existence 7
[in India] immediately before the appointed day,
and no such branch may be closed without the previous approval of the Reserve Bank.
(4) The State Bank may establish branches or agencies at any place in or outside India in
addition to the branches or agencies referred to in sub-section (3).
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (4), the State Bank shall establish
not less than four hundred branches in addition to the branches referred to in sub-section (3) within five years of the appointed day or such extended period as the Central Government may specify in this behalf, and the places where such additional branches are to be established shall be determined in accordance with any such programme as may be drawn up by the Central Government from time to time in consultation with the Reserve Bank and the State Bank, and no branch so established shall be closed without the previous approval of the Reserve Bank.

17. Management. – (1) The general superintendence and direction of the affairs and
business of the State Bank shall be entrusted to the Central Board which may exercise all
powers and do all such acts and things as may be exercised or done by the State Bank and are
not by this Act expressly directed or required to be done by the State Bank in general
meeting.
(2) The Central Board in discharging its functions shall act on business principles, regard
being had to public interest.
18. Central Board to be guided by directions of Central Government.- (1) In
the discharge of its functions 1
[including those relating to a subsidiary bank], the State Bank
shall be guided by such directions in matters of policy involving public interest as the Central
Government may, in consultation with the Governor of the Reserve Bank and the chairman of
the State Bank, give to it.
(2) [All directions shall be given by the Central Government]2
and, if any question arises
whether a direction relates to a matter of policy involving public interest, the decision of the
Central Government thereon shall be final.
19. Composition of the Central Board.- The Central Board shall consist of the following,
namely :-
(a) chairman 3
[***] to be appointed by the Central Government in consultation with
the Reserve Bank 4
[…………];
(b)

[such number of managing directors not exceeding four, as may be appointed by
the Central Government in consultation with the Reserve Bank. ]

(bb) 7[*****]
(c) if the total amount of the holdings of the shareholders, other than the [Central
Government]8
, whose names are on the 9
(register of shareholders) three months
before the date fixed for election of directors is –
(i) not more than ten per cent of the total issued capital, two directors,
(ii) more than ten percent but not more than twenty-five percent of such capital,
three directors, and

(iii)more than twenty-five per cent of such capital, four directors, to be elected in
the prescribed manner by such shareholders;

[(ca) one director, from among the employees of the State Bank, who are workmen, to
be appointed by the Central Government in the manner provided in the rules made
under this Act;
(cb) one director, from among such of the employees of the State Bank, as are not
workmen, to be appointed by the Central Government in the manner provided in
the rules made under this Act;]
(d) not less than two and not more than six directors to be nominated by the Central
Government 2
[****] from among persons having special knowledge of the
working of co-operative institutions and of rural economy or experience in
commerce, industry, banking or finance;}
(e) one director to be nominated by the Central Government ; and
(f)

[one director, possessing necessary expertise and experience in matters relating
to regulation or supervision of commercial banks to be nominated by the Central
Government on the recommendation of the Reserve Bank.]

[ ***** ]

{19A. Qualifications for election of directors elected by shareholders.- (1) The directors
elected under clause (c) of section 19 shall—
(a) have special knowledge or experience in respect of one or more of the following
areas, namely:—
(i) agriculture and rural economy,
(ii) banking,
(iii) co-operation,
(iv) economics,
(v) finance,
(vi) law,
(vii) small-scale industry,
(viii) any other area the special knowledge of, and experience in, which in the
opinion of the Reserve Bank shall be useful to the State Bank;
(b) represent the interests of depositors; or
(c) represent the interests of farmers, workers and artisans.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1) and notwithstanding
anything to the contrary contained in this Act or in any other law for the time being in force, no person shall be eligible to be elected as director under clause (c) of section 19 unless he is a person having fit and proper status based upon track record, integrity and such other criteria
as the Reserve Bank may notify from time to time in this regard and the Reserve Bank may
specify in the notification issued under this subsection, the authority to determine the fit and
proper status, the manner of such determination, the procedure to be followed for such
determinations and such other matters as may be considered necessary or incidental thereto.
(3) Where the Reserve Bank is of the opinion that any director of the State Bank
elected under clause (c) of section 19 does not fulfil the requirements of subsections (1) and
(2), it may, after giving to such director and the State Bank a reasonable opportunity of being
heard, by order, remove such director.
(4) On the removal of a director under sub-section (3), the Central Board shall co-opt
any other person fulfilling the requirements of sub-sections (1) and (2), as a director in place
of the person so removed, till a director is duly elected by the shareholders of the State Bank
in the next annual general meeting; and the person so co-opted shall be deemed to have been
duly elected by the shareholders of the State Bank as a director.
19B. Power of Reserve Bank to appoint additional directors.- (1) If the Reserve Bank is
of the opinion that in the interest of banking policy or in the public interest or in the interests
of the State Bank or its depositors, it is necessary so to do, it may, from time to time and by
order in writing appoint, with effect from such date as may be specified in the order, one or
more persons as additional directors of the State Bank.
(2)Any person appointed as additional director under sub-section (1) shall,—
(a) hold office during the pleasure of the Reserve Bank and subject thereto for a
period not exceeding three years or such further periods not exceeding three years at
a time as the Reserve Bank may, by order, specify;
(b) not incur any obligation or liability by reason only of his being an additional
director or for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith in the execution of
the duties of his office or in relation thereto; and
(c) not be required to hold qualification shares in the State Bank.
(3) For the purpose of reckoning any proportion of the total number of directors of the
State Bank, any additional director appointed under this section shall not be taken into
account.}
20. Term of office of chairman, managing director, etc.- (1) 1
[The chairman 2
[***]
and each managing director] shall hold office for such term, not exceeding five years, as the
Central Government may fix when appointing them and shall be eligible for reappointment.

[(1A) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the Central Government shall have the right to terminate the term of office of the chairman 4
[***] or a managing director, as the case may be, at any time before the expiry of the term fixed under sub-section (1) by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months’ salary and allowances in lieu of such notice, and the chairman 1
[***] or a managing director, as the case
may be, shall also have the right to relinquish his office at any time before the expiry of the
term so fixed by giving to the Central Government notice of not less than three months in
writing.]
2
[(2) *****]
(3) Subject to the provisions contained in section 19 3
[…………], a director elected under
clause (c) 4
[………] of 5
[that section] shall hold office for 6
[three years and shall be eligible for re-election 9
[…………].
10[Provided that no such director shall hold office continuously for a period exceeding six
years.]
11{3(A) 12[Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (4), a director] appointed
under clause (ca) or clause (cb) 13[of section 19 14(or nominated under clause (d) of that
section)] shall hold office for such term, not exceeding three years, as the Central
Government may specify 15[***], and shall be eligible for 16[re-appointment or renomination,
as the case may be].}
17[Provided that no such director shall hold office continuously for a period exceeding six
years.]
18[(4) A director appointed under clause (ca) or clause (cb) 19[of section 19 or nominated
under clause (d) or clause (e) or clause (f) of that section] shall hold office during the
pleasure of the authority appointing or nominating him, as the case may be].
20[(5) *****]


21. Local Boards.- (1) There shall be constituted at each place where the State Bank
has a local head office, a Local Board which shall consist of the following members, namely :-
[(a) the chairman, ex officio or the managing director nominated by the
chairman;]

[(b) all such directors elected or nominated to the Central Board under clause (c) or
clause (d) of section 19 as are ordinarily resident in the area falling within the
jurisdiction of the local head office;]
(c) six members to be nominated by the Central Government 4
[***];
(d) 5
(……………).
(e) 6
[the chief general manager] of the local head office, appointed by the State
Bank, ex-officio.
7
[(2) Where as a result of the establishment of any local head office (hereinafter referred to
as “the new local head office”) for any area which is already falling within the
jurisdiction of another local head office (hereinafter referred to as “the existing local
head office”) a Local Board (hereinafter referred to as “the new Local Board”) is
constituted for the new local head office, any person who is, at the time of such
constitution, holding office as a member of a Local Board (hereinafter referred to as
“the existing Local Board”) for an existing local head office under clause (c) of subsection
(1) and is ordinarily resident in the area falling within the jurisdiction of the
new local head office, shall cease to hold office as member of the existing Local
Board and shall become a member of the new Local Broad and shall on becoming
such member be deemed to have been nominated to the new Local Board and shall
hold office as such member for the unexpired portion of his term of office as a
member of the existing Local Board.;]
(3) Any vacancy caused in the existing Local Board as a result of any member thereof
becoming a member of the new Local Board under sub-section (2) shall be deemed to
be a casual vacancy and be filled in accordance with the provisions of Section 25.
(4) 8
(…………..).

[(5) The 10[Central Government] shall, in consultation with the chairman, appoint-

(a) a member of a Local Board nominated under clause (c) of sub-section (1) to be the
president thereof ; and
(b) a member of a Local Board holding office under clause (b) or nominated under
clause (c) of that sub-section to be the vice-president thereof.]
1
{[21A Term of office of members of Local Board.-
2
[
3
((1) Subject to the provisions
contained in this section and in sub-section (2) of Section 21, a member of a Local
Board nominated under clause (c) of sub section (1) of Section 21 shall hold office
for such term, not exceeding three years, as the Central Government may specify
in this behalf 4
[………] and shall be eligible for re-nomination :
Provided that no such director shall hold office continuously for a period
exceeding six years.) ]
(2) 5
[…………..].
(3) A director of the Central Board becoming a member of a Local Board by virtue of the
provisions of clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 21 shall cease to hold office as such
member on his ceasing to be a director or on his ceasing to be ordinarily resident in the
relevant area.
(4) The president and the vice-president of a Local Board shall each hold office for two
years or the remaining period of his office as a member of the Local Board, whichever is
shorter, and shall be eligible for re-appointment so long as he is a member of the Local
Board.

[(5) A member of a Local Board nominated under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section
21 shall hold office during the pleasure of the Central Government.]

[21B. Powers of Local Board.- In respect of the area falling within the jurisdiction of the
local head office for which the Local Board has been constituted, a Local Board shall, subject to such general or special direction as the Central Board may give from time to time, exercise
such powers and perform such duties and functions as may be entrusted or delegated to it by the Central Board.]
21C. Local Committees.- (1)A Local Committee may be constituted by the Central Board
for any area and shall consist of such number of members as may be prescribed.
1
[(2) The Chairman or the managing director nominated by him shall be an ex-officio
member of every such Local Committee.]
(3) A Local Committee shall exercise such powers and perform such functions and duties
as the Central Board may confer on or assign to it.}
22. Disqualifications for directorship of Central Board or membership of Local Boards
or of Committees.- (1) No person shall be qualified to be a director of the Central
Board or a member of a Local Board or of a Local Committee if-
(a) he holds the office of director, provisional director, promoter, agent or manager of
any banking company already established or advertised as about to be established;
or
(b) he is a salaried officer of Government not specially authorised by the Central
Government to be a director or member; or
(c) he has been removed or dismissed from the service of Government on a charge of
corruption or bribery; or
(d) he holds any office of profit under the State Bank other than the office of
chairman,
[managing director 4
(chief general manager) or legal or
technical adviser]; or

[(da) in the case of a director appointed under clause (ca) or clause (cb) 6
(………) of Section 19-
(i) he is not serving in the State Bank or has not been serving in it for a
continuous period of at least five years; and

(ii) he is of such age that there is a likelihood of his attaining the age of
superannuation during his term of office as a director; or]
(e) he is or at any time has been adjudicated an insolvent or has suspended
payment of his debts or has compounded with his creditors; or
(f) he is declared lunatic or becomes of unsound mind; or
(g) he is or has been convicted of any offence involving moral turpitude; or
1
[ (h) in the case of an elected director, he is not registered as a holder in his own
right of unencumbered shares in the State Bank, either as sole holder or as first
named holder when jointly held, of a nominal value of at least five thousand
rupees:]
2
[Provided that in the case of a director appointed under clause (ca) or clause (cb) of
section 19, the disqualification mentioned in clause (d) shall not operate;]
(2) No two persons who are partners of the same firm or are directors of the same private
company or one of whom is an agent of the other or holds a power of attorney from a firm of
which the other is a partner may be directors of the Central Board or members of the same
Local Board or Local Committee at the same time.
(3) The appointment, nomination or election as director or member of a Local Board or of
a Local Committee of any person who is a member of Parliament or the Legislature of any
State shall be void unless within two months of the date of his appointment, nomination or
election he ceases to be a member of Parliament or the State Legislature, and if any director
or member of a Local Board or of a Local Committee is elected or nominated as a member of
Parliament or any State Legislature, he shall cease to be a director or member of the Local
Board or of the Local Committee as from the date of such election or nomination, as the case
may be,

3
[(4)In this section,-
(a) “banking company” has the same meaning as in the 4
[Banking Regulation Act,
1949 (10 of 1949)];
(b) “manager” means the chief executive officer, by whatever name called, of a banking
company;
(c) “private company” has the same meaning as in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956).]
23. Vacation of office of directors, etc..- If a director of the Central Board or a member of
a Local Board or a Local Committee-

(a) becomes subject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in section 22; or
(b) resigns his office by giving notice in writing under his hand, in the case of 1
[the
chairman 2
[***] and a managing director], to the Central Government and in the case
of other directors or members of Local Boards or Committees, to the Central Board,
and the resignation is accepted; or
(c) is absent without leave of the Central Board, the Local Board or the Local Committee
of which he is a director or member, as the case may be, for more than three
consecutive meetings thereof,
his seat shall thereupon become vacant.
3
[ *****]
24. Removal from office of directors, etc..- (1) The Central Government may, after
consulting the Reserve Bank, remove from office 4
[the chairman 5
[***] or a managing
director].
6
[(2) * ***]
(3) The Central Government 7
[***] may remove from office any director 8
[appointed
under clause (ca) or clause (cb) or nominated under clause (d)] 9
[of section 19] 10[or any
member of a Local Board nominated under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 21] and
11[appoint or nominate as the case may be] in his stead another person to fill the vacancy.
(4) The shareholders, other than the [Central Government]12, may, by a resolution passed
by majority of the votes of such shareholders holding in the aggregate not less than one-half
of the share capital held by all such shareholders, remove any director elected under clause
(c) 13[……….] of section 19 and elect in his stead another person to fill the vacancy.
(5) 14[………………].
(6) No person shall be removed from his office under sub-section (1) 15[…..] or subsection
(3) unless he has been given an opportunity of showing cause against his removal.
[24A. Supersession of Central Board in certain cases.- (1) Where the Central
Government, on the recommendation of the Reserve Bank is satisfied that in the public

interest or for preventing the affairs of the State Bank being conducted in a manner
detrimental to the interest of the depositors or the State Bank or for securing the proper
management of the State Bank, it is necessary so to do, the Central Government may, for
reasons to be recorded in writing, by order, supersede the Central Board for a period not
exceeding six months as may be specified in the order:
Provided that the period of supersession of the Central Board may be extended from time
to time, so, however, that the total period shall not exceed twelve months.
(2) On supersession of the Central Board under sub-section (1), the Central Government
may, in consultation with the Reserve Bank appoint an Administrator (not being an officer of
the Central Government or a State Government) who has experience in law, finance, banking,
economics or accountancy, for such period as it may determine.
(3) The Central Government may issue such directions to the Administrator as it may
consider necessary and the Administrator shall be bound to follow such directions.
(4) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, upon making the order of
supersession of the Central Board—
(a) the chairman, managing director and other directors shall, as from the date of
supersession, vacate their offices as such;
(b) all the powers, functions and duties which may, by or under the provisions of this Act
or any other law for the time being in force, be exercised and discharged by or on behalf
of the Central Board, or by a resolution passed in the general meeting of the State Bank,
shall, until the Central Board is reconstituted, be exercised and discharged by the
Administrator appointed under sub-section (2):
Provided that the powers exercised by the Administrator shall be valid notwithstanding
that such power is also exercisable by a resolution passed in the general meeting of the State
Bank.
(5) The Central Government may, in consultation with the Reserve Bank, constitute a
committee of three or more persons who have experience in law, finance, banking, economics
or accountancy to assist the Administrator in the discharge of his duties.
(6) The committee shall meet at such times and places and observe such rules of
procedure as may be specified by the rules made under this Act.
(7) The salary and allowances of the Administrator and the members of the committee
shall be such as may be specified by the rules made under this Act and be payable by the
State Bank.
(8) On and before the expiration of two months before the expiry of the period of
supersession of the Central Board, the Administrator of the State Bank shall call the general
meeting of the State Bank to elect new directors and re-constitute the said Board.

(9) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force or in
any contract, no person shall be entitled to claim any compensation for the loss or termination
of his office on supersession of the Central Board.
(10) The Administrator appointed under sub-section (2) shall vacate office immediately
after the re-constitution of the Central Board.]
25. Casual Vacancies.-
1
[(1) If the chairman 2
[***] or a managing director is rendered
incapable of discharging his duties by reason of infirmity or otherwise or is absent on leave or
otherwise in circumstances not involving the vacation of his office, the Central Government
may, in consultation with the Reserve Bank, appoint another person to officiate in the
vacancy.]
3
[(2) Where any vacancy occurs before the expiry of the term of office of a director, other
than the chairman 4
[***] or a managing director or 5
(a director appointed under clause (ca) or
6
[clause (cb) of section 19 or of a member of a Local Board other than the chief general
manager) the vacancy shall be filled-
(a) in the case of an elected director, by election; and
(b) in the case of a director nominated under clause (d) of section 19 or a member of a
Local Board nominated under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 21, by
nomination 7
[***] :
Provided that where the duration of the vacancy in the office of an elected director
is likely to be less than six months, the vacancy may be filled by the remaining
directors.;]
(3) A person elected or nominated or co-opted, as the case may be, 8
[under sub-section
(2)] shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of his predecessor.

9
[(4) Where any vacancy occurs before the expiry of the term of office of a director
appointed under clause (ca) or clause (cb) 10(………) of section 19, such vacancy shall be filled
in accordance with the said clause (ca) or, as the case may be, clause (cb), and the director so
appointed shall hold office for the period specified under sub-section (3A) of section 20.]
26. Remuneration of directors.- (1) Without prejudice to the provisions contained in
sections 27, 28 and 29, the directors shall be paid such fees and allowances for attending the meetings of the Central Board or of any of its committees and for attending to any other work
of the State Bank as may be prescribed.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), no fees shall be payable to a
managing director or any other director who is an officer of the Central Government or the
Reserve Bank.
27. Powers and remuneration of chairman.- (1) The chairman shall preside at all
meetings of the Central Board and, subject to such general or special directions as the Central
Board may give, exercise all such powers and do all such acts and things as may be exercised
or done by the State Bank .
(2) The chairman shall receive such salary, fees, allowances and perquisites 1
[as may be
determined by the Central Government.]
2
[ ******]
3
[28. [*****]] Omitted
29. Powers and remuneration of managing director.- (1) A managing director –
(a) shall be a whole-time officer of the State Bank; 4
[***]
(b) subject to the general control of the chairman 5
[***] shall exercise such
powers and perform such duties as may be entrusted or delegated to him by
the Central Board6
[; and]
7
[(c) when authorised by the chairman, shall preside at the meetings of the
Central Board in his absence.]
(2) A managing director shall receive such salary and allowances 8
[as may be determined by the Central Government.]


30. Executive and other committees of the Central Board.- The Central Board may
constitute such and so many committees, including an executive committee, of itself as it
deems fit to exercise such powers and perform such duties as may, subject to such conditions,
if any, as the Central Board may impose, be delegated to them by the Central Board.
31. Meetings of the Central Board.-
2
[(1) The Central Board shall meet at such time
and place and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at
its meetings as may be prescribed; and the meeting of the Central Board may be held by
participation of the directors of the Central Board through videoconferencing or such other
electronic means, as may be prescribed, which are capable of recording and recognising the
participation of the directors and the proceedings of such meetings are capable of being
recorded and stored:
Provided that the Central Government may in consultation with the Reserve Bank, by
notification in the Official Gazette, specify the matters which shall not be discussed in a
meeting of the Central Board held through videoconferencing or such other electronic means.
(2) All questions at the meeting shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the
directors present in the meeting or through videoconferencing or such other electronic means
and in the case of equality of votes the chairman or, in his absence, the managing director
authorised by the chairman shall have a second or casting vote.]
(3) A director who is directly or indirectly concerned or interested in any contract, loan,
arrangement or proposal entered into or proposed to be entered into by or on behalf of the
State Bank shall at the earliest possible opportunity disclose the nature of his interest to the
Central Board and shall not be present at any meeting of the Central Board when any such
contract, loan, arrangement or proposal is discussed unless his presence is required by the
other directors for the purpose of eliciting information, and no director so required to be
present shall vote on any such contract, loan, arrangement or proposal:
3
[Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall apply to such director by
reason only of his being-
(i) a shareholder (other than a director) holding not more than two percent of the
paid-up capital in any public company as defined in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), or
any corporation established by or under any law for the time being in force in India or any cooperative
society, with which or to which the State Bank has entered into or made, or
proposes to enter into or make, a contract, loan, arrangement or proposal; or
(ii) a director ex-officio of the State Bank or a director of a subsidiary bank] 4
[or]

[(iii) an officer or other employee of the State Bank, if he is a director appointed
under clause (ca) or clause (cb) 2
[………..] of section 19.]
(4) If for any reason neither the chairman nor the 3
[managing director authorised by
the chairman] is able to be present at a meeting of the Central Board, any director, 4
[………..],
authorised by the chairman in writing in this behalf, and in the absence of such authorisation,
5
[any director] elected by the directors present from amongst themselves, shall preside at the
meeting and, in the event of equality of votes, shall have a second or casting vote.
6
[31A. Meetings of Local Boards.- (1) A Local Board shall meet at such time and place
and shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its
meetings as may be prescribed
(2) All questions at the meeting shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the
members present and in the case of equality of votes, the person presiding at the meeting
shall have a second or casting vote.
(3) A member who is directly or indirectly concerned or interested in any contract,
loan, arrangement or proposal entered into or proposed to be entered into by or on behalf of
the State Bank, shall, at the earliest possible opportunity, disclose the nature of his interest to
the Local Board and shall not be present at any meeting of the Local Board when any such
contract, loan, arrangement or proposal is discussed unless his presence is required by the
other members for the purpose of eliciting information, and no member so required to be
present shall vote on any such contract, loan, arrangement or proposal;
Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall apply to such member by
reason only of his being –
(i) a shareholder (other than a director) holding not more than two percent of the
paid-up capital in any public company as defined in the Companies Act, 1956
(1 of 1956), or any corporation established by or under any law for the time
being in force in India or any co-operative society, with which or to which the
State Bank has entered into or made, or proposes to enter into or make, a
contract, loan, arrangement or proposal; or
(ii) a director ex-officio of the State Bank or a director of a subsidiary bank.
(4) If for any reason neither the president nor the vice-president is able to be present
at a meeting of the Local Board, any member, 7
[other than the chief general manager], elected
by the members present from amongst themselves, shall preside at the meeting.
(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the chairman shall preside at
any meeting of a Local Board at which he is present and in the absence of the chairman,
[the managing director authorized by the chairman], shall, whenever he is present, preside at such
meeting.]


CHAPTER VI
BUSINESS OF THE STATE BANK
32. State Bank to act as agent of the Reserve Bank. – (1) The State Bank shall, if so
required by the Reserve Bank, act as agent of the Reserve Bank at all places in India where it
has a branch 2
[or where there is a branch of a subsidiary bank], and where there is no branch
of the banking department of the Reserve Bank, for-
(a) paying, receiving, collecting and remitting money, bullion and securities on
behalf of any Government in India; and
(b) undertaking and transacting any other business which the Reserve Bank may
from time to time entrust to it.
(2) The terms and conditions on which any such agency business shall be carried on by
the State Bank on behalf of the Reserve Bank shall be such as may be agreed upon.
(3) If no agreement can be reached on any matter referred to in sub-section (2) or if a
dispute arises between the State Bank and the Reserve Bank as to the interpretation of any
agreement between them, the matter shall be referred to the Central Government and the
decision of the Central Government thereon shall be final.
(4) The State Bank may transact any business or perform any functions entrusted to it
under sub-section (1) 3
[by itself or through a subsidiary bank] or through an agent approved
by the Reserve Bank.
4
[33. Other Business which the State Bank may transact.- Subject to the other provisions
contained in this Act, the State Bank may carry on and transact the business of banking as
defined in clause (b) of section 5 of the Banking Regulation Act,1949 (10 of 1949), and may
engage in one or more of the other forms of business specified in sub-section (1) of section 6 of that Act.]
34. Business which the State Bank may not transact.-
[ ******]
(6) Save as otherwise provided in 6
[this Act], the State Bank shall not own or acquire
any [……….] immovable property except for the purpose of providing buildings or other
accommodation in which to carry on the business of the State Bank or for providing
residences for its officers and other employees:

Provided that if any such building or other accommodation is not immediately
required for any of the purposes of the State Bank , the State Bank may utilize it to the best
advantage by letting it out or in any other manner.
35. State Bank may acquire the business of other banks.- (1) The State Bank
may, with the sanction of the Central Government, and shall, if so directed by the Central
Government in consultation with the Reserve bank, enter into negotiations for acquiring the
business, including the assets and liabilities, of any banking institution.
1
[(2)The terms and conditions relating to such acquisition, if agreed upon by the Central
Board of the State Bank and the directorate or management of the banking institution
concerned and approved by the Reserve Bank, shall be submitted to the Central Government
for its sanction and that Government may by order in writing (hereafter in this section
referred to as the order of sanction) accord its sanction thereto.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or any other law for the time being in
force or any instrument regulating the constitution of the banking institution concerned, the
terms and conditions as sanctioned by the Central Government shall come into effect on the
date specified by the Central Government in this behalf in the order of sanction and be
binding upon the State Bank and the banking institution concerned as well as upon the shareholders
(or, as the case may be, proprietors) and creditors of that banking institution.
(4) If for any reason the terms and conditions cannot come into effect on the date
specified in the order of sanction, the Central Government may fix another suitable date for
that purpose.
(5) On the date on which the terms and conditions as aforesaid come into effect the
business and the assets and liabilities of the banking institution concerned as covered by the
acquisition shall, by virtue, and in accordance with the provisions, of the order of sanction
stand transferred to, and become respectively the business and the assets and liabilities of, the
State Bank.
(6) The consideration for the acquisition of the business and the assets and liabilities of
any banking institution under this section, may, if so agreed upon, be paid either in cash or by
allotment of shares in the capital of the State Bank or partly in cash and partly by allotment of
shares, and the State Bank may, for the purpose of any such allotment, increase, subject to the
other provisions contained in this Act, relating to the increase of capital, the capital of the
State Bank by the issue of such number of shares as may be determined by the State Bank.
(7) Any business acquired under this section shall thereafter be carried on by the State
Bank in accordance with the provisions of this Act, subject to such exemptions or
modifications as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make
in this behalf in consultation with the Reserve Bank.
Provided that no such exemption or modification, shall be made so as to have effect for a
period of more than seven years from the date of acquisition.
(8) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947),
or in any other law or in any agreement for the time being in force, on the acquisition of the
business and the assets and liabilities of any banking institution under this section, no officer
or other employee of that banking institution shall be entitled to any compensation to which he may be entitled under that Act or that other law or that agreement and no claim in respect
of such compensation shall be entertained by any court, tribunal or other authority, if on his
having accepted in writing an offer of employment by the State Bank on the terms and
conditions proposed by it he has been employed in accordance with such terms and
conditions.
(9) The Central Government may, if it considers necessary or expedient in the case of any
banking institutions in relation to which an order of sanction has been made under this
section, appoint, whether before or after the coming into effect of the terms and conditions
relating to the acquisition of the business and the assets and liabilities of that banking
institution, a suitable person to take over the management of that banking institution for the
purposes of winding up its affairs and distributing its assets, and the expenditure incurred in
connection with such management (including the remuneration for the person so appointed
and his staff, if any) shall be paid out of the assets of the banking institution or by the State
Bank as the Central Government may direct.
(10) Simultaneously with the appointment of a suitable person to take over the
management of any banking institution under sub-section (9) or immediately thereafter, the
Central Government shall issue directions to be followed by that person in the management
of that banking institutions for the purposes aforesaid and thereupon –
(a) the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), or the 1
(Banking
Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949)) or any other law for the time being in force or
any instrument having effect by virtue of any such Act or law, in so far as they are
inconsistent with such directions shall cease to apply to or in relation to that
banking institution;
(b) all persons in charge of the management, including any person holding office as
manager or director of the banking institution immediately before the issue of
such directions, shall be deemed to have vacated their offices as such; and
(c) The person appointed to take over the management of the banking institution shall
in accordance with those directions take all such steps as may be necessary to
facilitate the winding up of its affairs and distribution of its assets.
(11) The Central Government, when satisfied that nothing further remains to be done
in order to wind up the affairs of any such banking institution, may by another order in
writing direct that as from such date as may be specified therein the banking institution shall
stand dissolved and thereupon any such direction shall have effect notwithstanding anything
to the contrary contained in any other law.
(12) No action under this section shall be questioned on the ground merely of any
defect in the constitution of any banking institution in relation to which such action has been
taken or in the constitution of its Board of Directors or in the appointment of any person
entrusted with the management of its affairs.
(13)In this section “banking institution” includes any individual or any association of
individuals (whether incorporated or not, or whether a department of Government or a
separate institution), carrying on the business of banking.]

[35A. Arrangement with the State Bank on appointment of directors to prevail.- (1)
Where any arrangement entered into by the State Bank with a company provides for the
appointment by the State Bank of one or more directors of such company, such provisions
and any appointment of directors made in pursuance thereof shall be valid and effective
notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956),
or in any other law for the time being in force or in the memorandum, articles of association
or any other instrument relating to the company, and any provision regarding share
qualification, age limit, number of directorships removal from office of directors and such
like conditions contained in any such law or instrument aforesaid, shall not apply to any
director appointed by the State Bank in pursuance of the arrangement as aforesaid.
(2) Any director appointed as aforesaid shall –
(a) hold office during the pleasure of the State Bank and may be removed or
substituted by any person by order in writing of the State Bank ;
(b) not incur any obligation or liability by reason only of his being a director or
for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith in the discharge of his
duties as a director or anything in relation thereto;
(c) not be liable to retirement by rotation and shall not be taken into account for
computing the number of directors liable to such retirement.]


CHAPTER VII
FUNDS, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
36. Integration and Development Fund.- (1) The State Bank shall maintain a special
fund to be known as the Integration and Development Fund into which shall be paid –
(a) the dividends payable to the [Central Government]2
on such shares of the State
Bank held by it as do not exceed fifty-five per cent of the total issued capital; and
(b) such contributions as the Central Government may make from time to time.
3
[Provided that if the balance in the Integration and Development Fund on the date of
declaration of any dividends by the State Bank is rupees five crores or more, no amount shall
be paid into that Fund under clause (a) and the dividends payable to the [Central
Government]4
shall be paid to that [Government]
5
; and if such balance on such date is less
than rupees five crores, only so much of the dividends then payable as will bring such
balance to rupees five crores shall be paid into that Fund and the balance of such dividends
shall be paid to the [Central Government].]
(2) The amount in the said Fund shall be applied exclusively for meeting –

(a) losses in excess of such yearly sum as may be agreed upon between the [Central
Government]1
and the State Bank and attributable to the branches established in
pursuance of sub-section (5) of section 16; 2
[……….]

3
[(aa)subsidies granted by the State Bank to a subsidiary bank with the approval of the
[Central Government] , and ]
(b) such other losses or expenditure as may be approved by the Central Government
in consultation with the Reserve Bank.
(3) Subject to the provisions of Sub-Section (2) the said fund shall be the property of the
[Central Government] Reserve Bank and no shareholder of the State Bank or any
other person shall have any claim to the amount held in the said fund
4
[(4) No amount applied for any of the purposes specified in sub-section (2) shall, for the
purposes of the 5
(Income-Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961)) be treated as income, profits or gains
of the State Bank.]
37. Reserve Fund.- The State Bank shall establish a Reserve Fund which shall consist of-
(a) the amount held in the Reserve Fund of the Imperial Bank transferred to the State
Bank on the appointed day; and
(b) such further sums as may be transferred to it by the State Bank out of its annual
net profits before declaring a dividend.
38. Disposal of profits.- (1) After making provision for bad and doubtful debts,
depreciation in assets, equalisation of dividends, contribution to staff and superannuation
funds and for all other matters for which provision is necessary by or under this Act or which
are usually provided for by banking companies, the State Bank may, out of its net profits,
declare a dividend.
(2) Subject to the provisions of paragraph 6 of the First Schedule, the rate of dividend
shall be determined by the Central Board.
6
[38A. Transfer of unpaid or unclaimed dividend.- (1) Where, after the commencement of
the State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 2010 (27 of 2010), a dividend has been declared
by the State Bank but which has not been paid to a shareholder or claimed by any shareholder
entitled to it, within thirty days from the date of declaration, the State Bank shall, within
seven days from the date of expiry of the said period of thirty days, transfer the total amount
of dividend which remains unpaid, or unclaimed, to a special account to be named, the
“unpaid dividend account” maintained by it.

Explanation.— In this sub-section, the expression “dividend which remains unpaid” means
any dividend the warrant in respect thereof has not been encashed or which has otherwise not
been paid or claimed.
(2) Where the whole or any part of any dividend, declared by the State Bank before the
commencement of the State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 2010 (27 of 2010), remains
unpaid at such commencement, the State Bank shall, within a period of six months from such
commencement, transfer such unpaid amount to the account referred to in sub-section (1).
(3) Any money transferred to the unpaid dividend account of the State Bank, in pursuance
of this section which remains unpaid or unclaimed for a period of seven years from the date
of such transfer shall be transferred by the State Bank to the Investor Education and
Protection Fund established under sub-section (1) of section 205C of the Companies Act,
1956 (1 of 1956) for being utilised for the purpose and in the manner specified in that
section.]
39. Books to be balanced each year.- The Central Board shall cause the books of the
State Bank to be closed, and balanced 1
[as] on the 31 st day of 2
[March]
3
[or such other date
in each year as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette,
specify4
:]
5
[Provided that with a view to facilitating the transition from one period of accounting to
another period of accounting under this section, the Central Government may, by order
published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions as it considers necessary or expedient
for the closing and balancing of, or for other matters relating to, the books in respect of the
concerned years.]
40. Returns.- (1) The State Bank shall furnish to the Central Government and to
the Reserve Bank 6
[within three months from the 31st day of 7
[March]
8
[or the date specified
under section 39, as the case may be] as on which its books are closed and balanced] its
balance sheet, together with the profit and loss account and the 9
[auditors’ report and a report
by the Central Board on the working and activities of the State Bank] during the period
covered by the accounts:
10[Provided that the Central Government may, after consultation with the Reserve Bank,
extend the said period of three months by such further period, not exceeding three months, as
it may think fit.]
1
[(2) The balance sheet and the profit and loss account shall be signed by the chairman,
managing directors and at least three other directors of the Central Board.],

(3) The State Bank shall also, within two months from the date on which its accounts are
closed and balanced, transmit to the Central Government and the Reserve Bank a statement
showing, as far as may be available, the name, address and occupation of, and the number of
shares held by, each shareholder of the State Bank as on the said date.
2
[(4)The Central Government shall cause the auditors’ report and the report by the Central
Board on the working and activities of the State Bank to be laid, as soon as may be after they
are received, before each House of Parliament 3
[………]
41. Audit.- (1)The affairs of the State Bank shall be 4
[audited by two or more auditors] duly
qualified to act as auditors of companies under 5
[section 226 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1
of 1956)], who shall be appointed by 6
[the State Bank with the previous approval of the
Reserve Bank].
(2) The auditor shall receive such remuneration as the Reserve Bank may fix in
consultation with the Central Government.
(3) An auditor may be a shareholder but no director or member of a Local Board or of a
Local Committee or an officer of the State Bank shall be eligible to be an auditor during his
continuance in office as such director, member or officer.
(4) An auditor shall on relinquishing office be eligible for re-appointment.
(5) The auditors shall severally be, and continue to act as , auditors until the 7
[annual]
general meeting after their respective appointment, and if any vacancy arises before the
expiry of the term of office of an auditor, the vacancy may be filled by 8
[the State Bank with
the previous approval of the Reserve Bank].
(6) Every auditor shall by supplied with a copy of the annual balance sheet and profit and
loss account, and a list of all books kept by the State Bank, and it shall be the duty of the
auditor to examine the balance sheet and profit and loss account with the accounts and
vouchers relating thereto, and in the performance of his duties, the auditor –
(a) shall have, at all reasonable times, access to the books, accounts and other
documents of the State Bank;
(b) may, at the expense of the State Bank, or if he is appointed by the Central
Government, at the expense of the Central Government, employ accountants or
other persons to assist him in investigating such accounts; and
(c) may, in relation to such accounts, examine any director or any member of a Local
Board or of a Local Committee or any officer of the State Bank.

(7) The auditors shall make a report to the Central Government upon the annual balance
sheet and accounts, and in every such report they shall state –
(a) whether, in their opinion, the balance sheet is a full and fair balance sheet
containing all the necessary particulars and properly drawn up so as to exhibit 1
[a
true and fair view] of the affairs of the State Bank, and in case they have called for
any explanation or information, whether it has been given and whether it is
satisfactory;
(b) whether or not the transactions of the State Bank which have come to their notice
have been within the powers of the State Bank;
(c) whether or not the returns received from the offices and branches of the State
Bank have been found adequate for the purpose of their audit;
(d) whether the profit and loss account shows a true balance of 2
[profit or loss] for the
period covered by such account, and
(e) any other matter which they consider should be brought to the notice of the
shareholders or the Central Government, as the case may be.
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[Explanation 1- For the purposes of this Act,
(a) the balance sheet shall not be treated as not disclosing a true and fair view
of the affairs of the State Bank, and
(b) the profit and loss account shall not be treated as not showing a true
balance of profit or loss for the period covered by such account, merely by
reason of the fact that the balance sheet or, as the case may be, the profit
and loss account, does not disclose any matters which are, by the
provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), read with
the relevant provisions of this Act, not required to be disclosed.
Explanation 2 – For the purposes of this Act, the accounts of the State Bank shall
not be deemed as having not been properly drawn up on the ground merely that they do not
disclose certain matters if –
(i) those matters are such as the State Bank is, by virtue of any provision
contained in the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 (10 of 1949), read with the
relevant provisions of this Act, or any other Act, not required to disclose;
and
(ii) the provisions referred to in clause (i) are specified in the balance sheet
and profit and loss account of the State Bank or in the auditors’ report.]
(8) The auditors shall also forward a copy of the audit report to the State Bank .
(9) Without prejudice to anything contained in the foregoing provisions, the Central
Government may appoint at any time such auditors as it thinks fit to examine and report on the accounts of the State Bank.

[42. Balance sheet etc., of State Bank may be discussed at general meeting.- (1) An
annual general meeting shall be held in each financial year at the Corporate Centre or at such
other place in Mumbai other than the Corporate Centre or at such other place in India and at
such time, as shall from time to time be specified by the Central Board and a general meeting
other than an annual general meeting may be convened by the State Bank at any other time
and at such place in India as shall from time to time be specified by the Central Board:
Provided that such annual general meeting shall be held before the expiry of six
weeks from the date on which the balance sheet together with the profit and loss account and
auditors’ report, under sub-section (1) of section 40, is forwarded to the Central Government
or to the Reserve Bank, whichever date is earlier.
(2) The shareholders present at an annual general meeting shall be entitled to discuss and
adopt the balance sheet and the profit and loss account of the State Bank made up to the
previous 31st day of March or the date specified under section 39, as the case may be, the
report of the Central Board on the working and activities of the State Bank for the period
covered by the accounts and the auditors’ report on the balance sheet and accounts.]


CHAPTER VIII
MISCELLANEOUS
43. State Bank may appoint officer and other employees.-
2
[(1)] The State Bank
may appoint such number of officers, advisers and employees as it considers necessary or
desirable for the efficient performance of its functions, and determine the terms and
conditions of their appointment and service.
3
[(2) The officers, advisers and employees of the State Bank shall individually or jointly or
with other officers, advisers and employees in a Local Committee exercise such powers and perform such duties as may by general or special order, be entrusted or delegated to them by
the Central Board or its executive committee.]
1
[43A Bonus.- (1) No officer, adviser or other employee (other than an employee within the
meaning of clause (13) of Section 2 of Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (21 of 1965)] of the State
Bank shall be entitled to be paid any bonus.
(2) No employees of the State Bank, being an employee within the meaning of clause
(13) of Section 2 of the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 (21 of 1965), shall be entitled to be paid
any bonus except in accordance with the provisions of that Act.
(3) The provisions of this section shall have effect notwithstanding any judgment, decree
or order of any court, tribunal or other authority and notwithstanding anything contained in
any other provision of this Act or in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947), or any
other law of the time being in force or any practice, usage or customer or any contract,
agreement, settlement, award or other instrument.]”
44. Obligation as to fidelity and secrecy.- (1) The State Bank shall observe, except as
otherwise required by law, the practices and usages customary among bankers, and, in
particular, it shall not divulge any information relating to or to the affairs of its constituents
except in circumstances in which it is, in accordance with the law or practice and usage
customary among bankers, necessary or appropriate for the State Bank to divulge such
information.
(2) Every director, member of a Local Board or of a Local Committee, auditor, adviser,
officer or other employee of the State Bank shall, before entering upon his duties, make a
declaration of fidelity and secrecy as in the form set out in the Second Schedule.
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[(3) Nothing contained in this section shall apply to the credit information disclosed
under the Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act, 2005.]
45. Bar to liquidation of State Bank.- No provision of law relating to the winding up of
companies shall apply to the State Bank, and the State Bank shall not be placed in liquidation
save by order of the Central Government and in such manner as it may direct.
46. Indemnity of directors and members of Local Boards and Local Committees,
etc.- (1) Every director and ever member of a Local Board or a Local Committee shall
be indemnified by the State Bank against all losses and expenses incurred by him in or in
relation to the discharge of his duties except such as are caused by his own willful act or
default.
(2) Neither a director nor a member of a Local Board or a Local Committee shall be
responsible for any loss or expenses caused to the State Bank by the insufficiency or
deficiency of the value of or title to any property or security acquired or taken on behalf of
the State Bank or by the insolvency or wrongful act of any customer or debtor or by anything
done in or in relation to the execution of the duties of his office or otherwise than for his
willful act or default.

47. Defects in appointment or constitution not to invalidate acts or proceedings.- (1)
No act or proceeding of the Central Board or of a Local Board or a Local Committee
shall, be questioned on the ground merely of the existence of any vacancy or defect in the
constitution of the Board or Committee, as the case may be.
(2) All acts done by any person acting in good faith as a director or as a member of a
Local Board or of a Local Committee shall, notwithstanding that there was some defect in his
appointment or qualifications, be as valid as if he was a director of the Central Board or a
member of the Local Board or the Local Committee, as the case may be.
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[48. Power to remove difficulties.- ******] Omitted
49. Power of Central Government to make rules.- (1) The Central Government, in
consultation with the Reserve Bank, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, 2
[make rules
to provide for all matters for which provision is necessary or expedient for the purpose of
giving effect to the provisions of this Act.]
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such
rules may provide for –
(a) the procedure for the payment of compensation3
under this Act;
(b) the determination of persons to whom the said compensation shall be payable in
all cases, including cases where shares in the Imperial Bank have been held by
more than one person, or where they have been transferred before the appointed
day but the transfer has not been registered or where the shareholder is dead.

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[(c) the manner of appointment of a director under clause (ca) or clause
(cb)5
(……..) of section 19, and all other matters connected therewith or incidental
thereto.]
6
[(d) the time and place of meeting of the Committee and the rules of procedure to
be observed by it under sub-section (6) of section 24A;
(e) the salary and allowances of the Administrator and the members of the committee
under sub-section (7) of section 24A.]
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[(3) Every rule made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as
may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total
period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive
sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the
successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or
both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only
in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such

modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously
done under that rule.]
50. Power of Central Board to make regulations.- (1) The Central Board may,
after consultation with the Reserve Bank and with the previous sanction of the Central
Government 1
[by notification in the official Gazette] make regulations, not inconsistent with
this Act and the rules made thereunder, to provide for all matters for which provision is
expedient for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of this Act.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such
regulations may provide for –
(a) the nature of shares of the State Bank, the manner in which and the conditions
subject to which shares may be held and transferred and generally all matters
relating to the rights and duties of shareholders;
2
[(aa) the procedure for increasing issued capital by the issue of equity or preference
shares under sub-section (2) and the manner of accepting money for issued
capital, forfeiture and re-issue of shares under sub-section (5), of section 5;
(ab) the manner of nominating an individual by one individual under subsection (1),
the manner of nominating an individual by the joint holders under sub-section (2),
the manner of varying or cancellation of nomination under sub-section (3), and the
manner of nominating a minor under sub-section (4), of section 10A;]

3
[(b) the maintenance of the register of shareholders, and the particulars to be entered in
such register in addition to those specified in section 13, the safeguards to be
observed in the maintenance of register of shareholders on computer 4
[floppies or
diskettes or any other electronic form], the inspection and closure of the register of
shareholders and all other matters connected therewith;]
(c) the holding and conduct of elections under this Act, including the allocation of
elected directors to the various areas 5
[falling within the jurisdiction of each Local
Head Office], and the final determination of doubts or disputes regarding the
qualifications of candidates for election or regarding the validity of elections;
6
[(ca) the determination of areas falling within the jurisdiction of each local head office
;]
7
[(d)the powers, functions and duties of Local Boards and the restrictions, conditions
or limitations, if any, subject to which they may be exercised or performed, the
formation and constitution of Local Committees (including the number of
members of any such Committee) and of committees of Local Boards, the powers,
functions and duties of such Committees, the holding of meetings of Local
Committees and committees of Local Boards and the conduct of business thereat;]
(e) the fees and allowances which may be paid to directors, or members of Local
Boards or Local Committees for attending any meetings of the Central Board or of
its committees or of the Local Boards or Local Committees, as the case may be, or
for attending to any other work of the State Bank.

(f) the manner in which the business of the Central Board 1
[or of Local Boards] shall
be transacted and the procedure to be followed at the meetings thereof;
(g) the formation of committees of the Central Board and the delegation of powers
and functions of the Central Board to such committees and the conduct of
business in such committees;
(h) 2
[ *****]
(i) the manner in which general meetings shall convened, the procedure to be
followed thereat and the manner in which voting rights may be exercised;
(j) the holding of meetings of shareholders 3
[……….] and the business to be transacted
thereat;
(k) the manner in which notices may be served on behalf of the State Bank upon
shareholders or other persons;
(l) the provision of seals for the State Bank and the manner and effect of their use;
(m)the conduct and defence of legal proceedings and the manner of signing pleadings;
(n) the duties and conduct of officers, other employees, advisers and agents of the
State Bank;

4
[(o)the establishment and maintenance of superannuation, pension, provident or other
funds for the benefit of the employees of the State Bank or of the dependents of
such employees or for the purposes of the State Bank, and the granting of
superannuation allowances, annuities and pensions payable out of any such fund;]
(p) the form and manner in which contracts binding on the State Bank may be
executed;

5
[(q) the terms, conditions, stipulations, restrictions and limitations, if any, in the
transaction by the State Bank of its businesses in regard to the advancing or
lending of money or the discounting or purchase of any instrument, negotiable or
otherwise, with or without reference to any security, purpose, amount, period or
otherwise;]
(r) the conditions subject to which alone, advances may be made to directors,
members of Local Boards or of Local Committees or officers of the State Bank, or
the relatives of such directors, members or officers or to companies, firms or
individuals with which or with whom such directors, members, officers, or
relatives, are connected as partners, directors, managers, servants, shareholders, or
otherwise;
(s) the statements, returns, and forms that are required for the purposes of this Act;
(t) the payment of dividends, including interim dividends;

(u) generally for the conduct of the business of the State Bank.
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[(2A)All regulations made under this section shall have effect from such earlier or later date
as may be specified in the regulations.]
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in this section, the first regulations shall be made
by the Reserve Bank with the previous sanction of the Central Government, and thereupon
shall be deemed to be the regulations made by the Central Board under this section and shall
have force accordingly until they are amended or repealed

2
[(4) Every regulation shall, as soon as may be after it is made under this Act by the
Central Board, be forwarded to the Central Government and that Government shall cause a
copy of the same to be laid before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total
period of thirty days, which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive
sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the
successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the
regulation or both Houses agree that the regulation should not be made, the regulation shall
thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so,
however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity
of anything previously done under that regulation.]
3
[51. Requirements of foreign law to be complied with in certain cases.- If, according to
the laws of any country outside India, the provisions of this Act by themselves are not
effective to transfer to and vest in the State Bank any asset or liability which forms part of the
undertaking of the Imperial Bank and which is situate in that country, the Imperial Bank shall
take all such steps as may be required by the laws of that country for the purpose of effecting
or perfecting such transfer and vesting, and in connection therewith the Imperial Bank may
realise any asset and discharge any liability and transfer the net proceeds thereof to the State
Bank.]
52. Amendment of Act 2 of 1934.-
4
[*****] Omitted
53. Amendment of Act 10 of 1949.-
5
[*****] Omitted
6
{54. Amendment of Act 47 of 1920.-
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[*****] Omitted
55. No proceeding to lie in India against Imperial Bank after appointed day.- On
and from the appointed day, no persons shall make any claim or demand or take any
proceeding in India against the Imperial Bank or a director, officer or other employee thereof
in his capacity as such director, officer or employee except in so far as may be necessary for
enforcing the provisions of this Act or except in so far as it relates to any offence committed
by any such director, officer or employee.

56. References to the Imperial Bank, the Bank of Bengal, etc. in other laws.- On and
from the appointed day, any reference to the Imperial Bank or to the Bank of Bengal, the
Bank of Madras or the Bank of Bombay in any law (other than this Act or the Imperial Bank
of India Act, 1920 (47 of 1920)) or in any contract or other instrument shall, except as
otherwise provided in any general or special order made by the Central Government, be
deemed to be a reference to the State Bank.
57. Dissolution of Imperial Bank, etc.- (1) On such day as the Central Government may, by
notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf, the Imperial Bank shall stand
dissolved, and the Imperial Bank of India Act, 1920 (47 of 1920), shall stand repealed.1
(2) On the day specified in the notification under sub-section (1), the State Bank shall pay
to the Reserve Bank a sum of ten lakhs of rupees.
(3) If, on the day specified in the notification under sub-section (1), the Imperial Bank has
in its possession or custody any assets created on or after the appointed day, such assets shall
be disposed of in accordance with the directions issued by the Central Government in this behalf.}

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THE FIRST SCHEDULE
(See section 9)
Compensation for the transfer of shares of the Imperial Bank to the Reserve Bank
1. In this Schedule. “shareholder” means any person who immediately before the appointed
day is registered as the holder of a share in the Imperial Bank.
2. As compensation for the shares in the capital of the Imperial Bank which, by reason of
this Act, are transferred to and vested in the Reserve Bank, the Reserve Bank shall pay to
every shareholder, in the manner set out hereinafter, an amount calculated at the rate of one
thousand seven hundred and sixty-five rupees and ten annas per share in the case of a fully
paid up share and four hundred and thirty-one rupees, twelve annas and four pies per share in
the case of partly paid up share.
3. Notwithstanding the transfer of the shares in the capital of the Imperial Bank to the
Reserve Bank, any shareholder who immediately before the appointed day is entitled to
payment of dividend on the shares of the Imperial Bank held by him shall be entitled to
receive from the State Bank –
(a) all dividends accruing due on his shares in respect of any half-year which ended
before the appointed day and remaining unpaid;
(b) dividends calculated at a rate to be specified by the Central Government in respect
of any period immediately preceding the appointed day for which the Imperial
Bank has not declared any dividend.

4. (1) The compensation provided for in this schedule shall be given in Central
Government securities, and the form of such securities and the value thereof, computed with reference to their market value shall be such as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify in this behalf:
Provided that where the amount of such compensation is not an exact multiple of the
value of the government security as so notified, the amount in excess of the nearest lower
multiple of such value shall be paid by cheque drawn on the Reserve Bank.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-paragraph (1), any person who is
registered as the holder of a share in the Imperial Bank on the 19th day of December, 1954, and continues to be so until the appointed day shall, if he applies in writing in this behalf to the Reserve Bank before the expiry of three months from the appointed day, be entitled to be paid, by cheque drawn on the Reserve Bank, any compensation payable to him up to the first ten thousand rupees.
5. (1) Any shareholder to whom compensation is payable under this Schedule may apply to
the Reserve Bank before the expiry of three months from the appointed day for the transfer to
him of shares in the State Bank in lieu of such compensation, and for the purposes of such
transfer the value of each share of the State bank shall be such as may be determined by the
Reserve Bank in this behalf.
(2) If on receipt of an application under sub-paragraph (1), the Reserve Bank, in its
discretion, decides to transfer any shares to the applicant, it shall issue to the State Bank a
warrant in the prescribed form directing it to transfer in favour of the person specified in the
warrant such number of shares as may be specified therein out of the shares standing allotted
to in under sub-section (1) of section 5, and the State Bank shall be bound to comply with
such warrant.
(3) A warrant issued by the Reserve Bank under this paragraph shall not be liable to duty
under the Indian Stamp Act, 1899 (2 of 1899).
6. (1) The Reserve Bank may, if it decides to transfer, in pursuance of paragraph 5, more
than two lakhs, fifty-three thousand and one hundred and twenty-five shares, require the State
Bank to issue to it such further shares as may be necessary to secure that is holds not less than
fifty-five per cent of the issued capital of the State Bank, and the State Bank shall without
prejudice to the provisions contained in sub-section (3) of section5, comply with such
requirement on the Reserve Bank subscribing one hundred rupees for each share.
(2) No share issued to the Reserve Bank at par under this paragraph shall carry dividend
at a rate higher than four per cent annum.


THE SECOND SCHEDULE
(See section 44)
Declaration of Fidelity and Secrecy
I……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
…….do hereby declare that I will faithfully, truly and to the best of my skill and ability

execute and perform the duties required of me as Director, member of Local Board, member
of Local Committee, auditor, adviser, officer or other employee (as the case may be) of the
State bank and which properly relate to the office or position in the said State Bank held by
me.
I further declare that I will not communicate or allow to be communicated to any person
not legally entitled thereto any information relating to the affairs of the State Bank or to the
affairs of any person having any dealing with the State Bank; nor will I allow any such
person to inspect or have access to any books or documents belonging to or in the possession
of the State Bank and relating to the business of the State Bank or to the business of any
person having any dealing with the State Bank.


THE THIRD SCHEDULE
[Amendments to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934]
Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1960 (58 of 1960), S. 2, Sch. I. (w.e.f. 26-12-
1960)
THE FOURTH SCHEDULE
[Amendments to the 1Banking Companies Act, 1949]
Repealed by the Repeating and Amending Act, 1960 (58 of 1960), S. 2, Sch. I. (w.e.f. 26-12-
1960)
2
[THE FIFTH SCHEDULE]
[Amendments to the Imperial Bank of India Act, 1920]
Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1960 (58 of 1960), S. 2, Sc. I. (w.e.f. 26-12-
1960)
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LIST OF AMENDING ENACTMENTS
1) The State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 1955 (No. 33 of 1955).
2) The State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 1957 (No. 21 of 1957).
3) The State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 1959 (No. 26 of 1959).

4) The State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 (No.38 of 1959).
5) The Repealing and Amending Act, 1960 (No. 58 of 1960).
6) The Reserve Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 1962 (No. 35 of 1962).
7) The State Associated Banks (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1962 (No. 56 of 1962).
8) The Unit Trust of India Act, 1963 (No. 52 of 1963).
9) The State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 1964 (No. 35 of 1964).
10) The Banking Laws (Amendment) Act, 1968 (No. 58 of 1968).
11) The State Bank Laws (Amendment) Act, 1973 (No. 48 of 1973).
12) The Banking and Public Financial Institutions Laws (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 73
of 1976).
13) The Banking Laws (Amendment) Act, 1983 (No. 1 of 1984).
14) The Banking Laws (Amendment) Act, 1984 (No. 64 of 1984).
15) The Banking Laws (Amendment) Act, 1985 (No. 81 of 1985).
16) The Banking, Public Financial Institutions and Negotiable Instruments Laws
(Amendment) Act, 1988 (No. 66 of 1988).
17) The State Bank of India (Amendment) Act, 1993 (No. 3 of 1994).
18) Depositories Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 1997 (No. 8 of 1997).
19) The Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act, 2005 (30 of 2005).
20) The Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) and Financial
Institutions Laws (Amendment) Act, 2006 (45 of 2006)
21) State Bank of India Amendment Act, 2007. (32 of 2007)
22) State Bank of India Amendment Act, 2010. (27 of 2010)
23) The Banking Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 4 of 2013) (w.e.f. 18.01.2013)

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