Economy From Rajan's warning to Patel's exit, RBI surplus has been a hot topic for quite some time Updated : August 27, 2019 02:31 PM IST The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday approved a transfer of Rs 1.76 lakh crores surplus to the government as dividend, the highest ever dividend doled out by the central bank in its history. Most analysts expect the funds will mainly be used to offset weak tax collections, but risks of a fiscal slippage remain. RBI surplus has, in the recent years, been an issue that drove a wedge between the government and the central bank. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.