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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS -- financial, banking and statistics


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


AO                    Additive Outliers

AR                    Auto Regression

ARIMA           Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving


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, 5th


BPSD               Balance of Payments Division,


BSCS               Basel Committee on Banking


BSR                  Basic Statistical Returns

CAD                 Capital Account Deficit

CAG                 Controller and Auditor General of


CBS                  Consolidated Banking Statistics

CC                    Cash Credit

CD                    Certificate of Deposit

CD Ratio         Credit Deposit Ratio

CDBS              Committee of Direction on Banking


CF                     Company Finance

CFRA              Combined Finance and Revenue


CGRA              Currency and Gold Revaluation


CII                    Confederation of Indian Industries

CO                    Capital Outlay

CP                     Commercial Paper

CPI                   Consumer Price Index

CPI-IW            Consumer Price Index for Industrial


CR                    Capital Receipts

CRAR              Capital to Risk Weighted Asset


CRR                 Cash Reserve Ratio

CSIR                Council of Scientific and Industrial


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

DCA                 Department of Company Affairs,

(Now known as Ministry of

Companies Affairs, MCA)

Government of India

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

and Operations

DESACS         Department of Statistical Analysis

& Computer Services, RBI

DGBA              Department of Government and

Bank Accounts, RBI

DGCI&S         Directorate General of Commercial

Intelligence and Statistics

DI                      Direct Investment

DICGC            Deposit Insurance and Credit

Guarantee Corporation of India

DID                   Discharge of Internal Debt

DMA                Departmentalized Ministries


DRI                   Differntial Rate of Interest Scheme

DSBB              Dissemination Standards Bulletin


DVP                  Delivery versus Payment

ECB                  External Commercial Borrowing

ECB                  European Central Bank

ECGC              Export Credit and Guarantee


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


FCNRA           Foreign Currency Non-resident


FCNRD           Foreign Currency Non-Repatriable


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


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



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


GoI                   Government of India

GPD                  Gross Primary Deficit

G-Sec               Government Securities

HDFC              Housing Development Finance


HFT                  Held For Trading

HICP               Harmonised Index of Consumer


HO                    Head Office

HUDCO          Housing & Urban Development


IBRD               International Bank for

Reconstruction and Development

IBS                   International Banking Statistics

ICAR               Indian Council of Agricultural


ICICI               Industrial Credit and Investment

Corporation of India

ICMR              Indian Council of Medical Research

IDB                   India Development Bonds

IDBI                Industrial Development Bank of


IDD                   Industrial Development Department

IFAD                International Fund for Agricultural


IFC                   International Finance Corporation

IFC(W)            International Finance Corporation


IFCI                 Industrial Finance Corporation of


IFR                   Investment Fluctuation Reserve


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

IN                      India

INR                   Indian Rupee

IOTT                Input-Output Transaction Table

IP                      Interest Payment

IRBI                 Industrial Reconstruction Bank of


ISDA                International Swaps and Derivative


ISIC                 International Standard Industrial


ISO                   International Standards


ITRS                International Transaction Reporting


IWGEDS         International Working Group on

External Debt Statistics

KVIC               Khadi & Village Industries


LAF                  Liquidity Adjustment Facility

LAMPS           Large-sized Adivasi Multipurpose


LAS                  Loan & Advances by States

LBD                  Land Development Bank

LBS                  Locational Banking Statistics

LERMS           Liberalised 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


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

NABARD        National Bank for Agriculture and

Rural Development

NAC(LTO)      National Agricultural Credit (Long

Term Operatiion)

NAIO               Non Administratively Independent


NAS                  National Account Statistics

NASSCOM  National Association of Software

and Services Companies

NBC                 Non-Banking Companies

NBFC               Non Banking Financial Companies

NEC                  Not Elsewhere Classified

NEER              Nominal Effective Exchange Rate

NFA                  Non-Foreign Exchange Assets

NFD                  Net Fiscal Deficit

NGO                 Non-Governmental Organization

NHB                 National Housing Bank

NIC                   National Industrial Classification

NIF                   Note Issuance Facility

NNML             Net Non-Monetary Liabilities

NPA                  Non-Performing Assets

NPD                  Net Primary Deficit

NPRB              Net Primary Revenue Balance

NPV                  Net Present Value

NR(E)RA        Non-Resident (External) Rupee


NR(NR)RA     Non-Resident (Non-Repatriable)

Rupee Account

NRE                  Non-Resident External

NRG                 Non-Resident Government

NRI                   Non-Resident Indian

NSC                  National Statistical Commission

NSSF                National Small Savings Fund

OD                    Over Draft

ODA                 Official Development Assistance

OECD              Organisation for Economic

Cooperation and Development

OECO              Organisaton for Economic


OFI                   Other Financial Institutions

OLTAS            OnLine Tax Accounting System

OMO                Open Market Operations

OSCB              Other Indian Scheduled

Commercial Bank

PACF               Partial Auto-Correlation Function

PACS               Primary Agriculture Credit Societies

PCARDB        Primary Cooperative Agriculture

and Rural Development Bank

PD                     Primary Deficit

PDAI                Primary Dealers Association of


PDO                  Public Debt Office

PDO-NDS        Public Debt Office-cum-Negotiated

Dealing System

PDs                   Primary Dealers

PES                   Public Enterprises Survey

PF                      Provident Fund

PIO                   Persons of Indian Origin

PNB                  Punjab National bank

PO                     Principal Office

PRB                  Primary Revenue Balance

PSE                   Public Sector Enterprises

PUC                  Paid Up Capital

QRR                 Quick Review Report

RBI                   Reserve Bank of India

RD                    Revenue Deficit

RDBMS          Relational Database Management


RE                     Revenue Expenditure

REC                  Rural Electrification Corporation

REER              Real Effective Exchange Rate

RFC                  Residents Foreign Currency

RIB                   Resurgent India Bonds

RIDF                Rural Infrastructure Development


RLA                  Recoveries of Loans & Advances

RLC                  Repayment of Loans to Centre

RMB                Renminbi (Chinese)

RNBC              Residuary Non-Banking Companies

RO                    Regional Office

RoCs                Registrars of Companies

RPA                  Rupee Payment Area

RPCD              Rural Planning and Credit

Department, RBI

RR                    Revenue Receipts

RRB                 Regional Rural Bank

RTP                  Reserve Tranche Position

RUF                  Revolving Underwriting Facility

RWA                Risk Weighted Asset

SAM                 Social Accounting Matrix

SAS                   Statistical Analysis System

SBI                   State Bank of India

SC                     Schedule Caste

SCARDB        State Cooperative Agriculture and

Rural Development Bank

SCB                  State Cooperative Bank

SCB                  Scheduled Commercial Bank

SCS                   Size Class Strata

SDDS               Special Data Dissemination


SDR                  Special Drawing Right

SEBI                Securities and Exchange Board of


SEBs                State Electricity Boards

SFC                   State Financial Corporation

SGL                  Subsidiary General Ledger

SGSY               Swarnajayanthi Gram Swarrojgar


SHGs               Self-Help Groups

SIDBI              Small Industries Development Bank

of India

SIDC                State Industrial Development


SI-SPA             Systems Improvement Scheme

under Special Project Agriculture

SJSRY             Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rojgar


SLR                  Statutory Liquidity Ratio

SLRS               Scheme for Liberation &

Rehabilitation of Scavangers

SMG                 Standing Monitoring Group

SNA                  System of National Accounts

SRWTO           Small road & Water Transport


SSI                    Small-Scale Industries

SSSBEs           Small Scale Service & Business


ST                     Schedule Tribe

SWG                 Second Working Group on Money


TBs                   Treasury Bills

TC                     Temporary Change

TT                     Telegraphic Transfer

UBB                 Uniform Balance Book

UBD                 Urban Banks Department

UCB                 Urban Cooperative Bank

UCN                 Uniform Code Number

US                     United States

USD                  US Dollars

UTI                   Unit Trust of India

VC                    Venture Capital

WGMS            Working Group on Money Supply:

Analytics and Methodology of Compilation

WPI                  Wholesale Price Index

WSS                  Weekly Statistical Supplement

YTM                 Yield to Maturity

ZO                     Zonal Office



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