Important Banking Abbreviation


ACF  Auto-Correlation Function

AD  Authorized Dealer

ADB  Asian Development Bank

ADR American Depository Receipt

AFS Annual Financial Statement

AGM Annual General Meeting

AIRCSC All India Rural Credit Survey Committee

AO Additive Outliers

AR Auto Regression

ARIMA Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average

AFS Available For Sale

ASSOCHAM Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India

ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode

ATM Automated Teller Machine


BIS Bank for International Settlements

BOI Bank of India

BoP Balance of Payments

BPM5 Balance of Payments Manual, 5thedition

BPSD Balance of Payments Division, DESACS, RBI

BSCS Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

BSR Basic Statistical Returns


CAD Capital Account Deficit

CAG Controller and Auditor General of India

CBS Consolidated Banking Statistics

CC Cash Credit

CD Certificate of Deposit Ratio

CDBS Committee of Direction on Banking Statistics

CF Company Finance

CFRA Combined Finance and Revenue Accounts

CGRA Currency and Gold Revaluation Account

CII Confederation of Indian Industries

CO Capital Outlay

CP Commercial Paper

CPI Consumer Price Index

CPI-IW Consumer Price Index for IndustrialWorkers

CR Capital Receipts

CRAR Capital to Risk Weighted Asset Ratio

CRR Cash Reserve Ratio

CSIR Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

CSO Central Statistical Organisation

CVC Central Vigilance Commission


DAP Development Action Plan

DBOD Department of Banking Operations and Development

DBS Department of Banking Supervision, RBI

DCB Demand Collection and Balance

DCCB District Central Cooperative Bank

DCM Department of Currency Management, RBI DD Demand Draft

DDS Data Dissemination Standards

DEIO Department of External Investments andOperations

DESACS Department of Statistical Analysis &Computer Services, RBI

DGBA Department of Government and BankAccounts, RBI

DGCI&S Directorate General of CommercialIntelligence and Statistics

DI Direct Investment

DICGC Deposit Insurance and CreditGuarantee Corporation of India

DID Discharge of Internal Debt

DMA Departmentalized Ministries Account

DRI Differential Rate of Interest Scheme

DSBB Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

DVP Delivery versus Payment


ECB External Commercial Borrowing

ECB European Central Bank

ECGC Export Credit and Guarantee Corporation

ECS Electronic Clearing Scheme

EDMU External Debt Management Unit

EEA Exchange Equalization Account

EEC European Economic Community

EEFC Exchange Earners Foreign Currency

EFR Exchange Fluctuation Reserve

EPF Employees Provident Fund

EUR Euro

EXIM Bank Export Import Bank of India


FCA Foreign Currency Assets

FCCB Foreign Currency Convertible Bond

FCNR (B) Foreign Currency Non-resident (Banks)

FCNRA Foreign Currency Non-resident Account

FCNRD Foreign Currency Non- Repatriable Deposit

FDI Foreign Direct Investment

FEMA Foreign Exchange Management Act

FI Financial Institution

FICCI Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

FII Foreign Institutional Investor

FIMMDA Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India

FISIM Financial Intermediation Services Indirectly Measured

FLAS Foreign Liabilities and Assets Survey

FOF Flow Of Funds

FPI Foreign Portfolio Investment

FRA Forward Rate Agreement

FRBM Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

FRN Floating Rate Note

FSS Farmers’ Service Societies

FWG First Working Group on Money supply


GDP Gross Domestic Product

GDR Global Depository Receipt

GFD Gross Fiscal Deficit

GFS Government Finance Statistics

GIC General Insurance Corporation

GLS Generalized Least Squares

GNIE Government Not Included Elsewhere

GoI Government of India

GPD Gross Primary Deficit

G-Sec Government Securities


HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation

HFT Held For Trading

HICP Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

HO Head Office

HUDCO Housing & Urban Development Corporation


IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IBS International Banking Statistics

ICAR Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India

ICMR Indian Council of Medical Research

IDB India Development Bonds

IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India

IDD Industrial Development Department

IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFC International Finance Corporation

IFC (W) International Finance Corporation (Washington)

IFCI Industrial Finance Corporation of India

IFR Investment Fluctuation Reserve Account

IFS International Financial Statistics

IGLS Iterative Generalized Least Squares

IIBI Industrial Investment Bank of India

IIP Index of Industrial Production

IIP/InIP International Investment Position

IMD India Millennium Deposits

IMF International Monetary Fund

IOTT Input-Output Transaction Table

IP Interest Payment

IRBI Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India

ISDA International Swaps and Derivative Association

ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification

ISO International Standards Organization

ITRS International Transaction Reporting System

IWGEDS International Working Group on External Debt Statistics


KVIC Khadi & Village Industries Corporation


LAF Liquidity Adjustment Facility

LAMPS Large-sized Adivasi Multipurpose Societies

LAS Loan & Advances by States

LBD Land Development Bank

LBS Locational Banking Statistics

LERMS Liberalized Exchange Rate Management System

LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India

LS Level Shift

LT Long Term

LTO Long Term Operation


M1 Narrow Money

M3 Broad Money

MA Moving Average

MCA Ministry of Company Affairs

MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

MIS Management Information System

MMSE Minimum Mean Squared Errors

MoF Ministry of Finance

MOF Master Office File

MRM Monitoring and Review Mechanism

MSS Market Stabilisation Scheme

MT Mail Transfer

MTM Mark-To-Market


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