The idea is to put in place, in advance, measures to minimise occurrence of disruptions and mitigate the impact of such events (if they do occur), and ensure safety and security of the staff in the event of a disaster or crisis, RBI said.

The other objective is restoration of the central bank's critical applications, core business processes and functions and to ensure BCM arrangements are ongoing and subject to regular reviews, audits and exercises.

The BCM programme will be implemented at the enterprise level encompassing the central and regional offices of Mumbai, Nagpur and Chennai.

The consultant will also review existing BCM governance structure and recommend improvements.

As of June 30, 2015, the bank had approximately 17,000 workforce comprising officers, assistants and sub-staffers.

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