CTS-2010 standards for cheques issued by Ministries

Requirement for maintaining CTS-2010 standards for cheques issued by Ministries

CTS-2010 Standard:

CTS – 2010 is a standard prescribed by RBI in respect of cheques issued by Banks as well as Government for the purpose of avoiding any fraudulent activities. The CTS -2010 standards are given in the publication of RBI which can be read using the link below.

Click here to read RBI's Cheque standard – CTS 2010

In order to maintain standard prescribed in the RBI Manual for CTS 2010, the Ministry of Finance has issued following Office Memorandum dated 22.10.2012


Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

Controller General of Accounts

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market

New Delhi, Dated: .22.10.2012


Subject: Standardization and enhancement of security features in Cheque Forms-CTS-2010 Standard -reg.

Reserve Bank of India has prescribed certain benchmarks towards achieving standaridization of cheques viz. CTS 2010 Standard and requested for making arrangements to ensure that the PAOs procure only the CTS 2010.

2. In this connection, instructions issued by this Office vide O.M. No.9(40)/2011/TA/362 dated 17.5.2012 may also be referred to. it is informed that this Office has already requested GM, Govt. of India Press, Nasik vide our letter No.9(40)/2011/TA/468 dated 12.7.2012 to ensure that cheques printed at ISP, Nasik for use by all Government Ministries/Departments fully comply the "CTS 2010 Standard'.

3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that all cheques printed/procured for use by Government offices should adhere to the "CTS 2010 Standard".



Assistant Controller of Accounts

Source: www.cga.nic.in