NABARD MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) code is a machine readable code used for processing and clearance of cheques. NABARD MICR code for Head Office is a 9 digit code, in which first 3 digit represents the city code, next 3 digit to bank code and later 3 digit to branch code. 0 is the MICR code of NABARD for Head Office branch. MICR code for Head Office branch includes document type indicator, bank code, cheque number, etc. When a cheque goes for clearing, this code is read by a magnetic reader and then automatically sorted. MICR code for NABARD Head Office is presented in the table alongside.
The MICR code 0 is used in RBI cheque clearing process to identify the branch Head Office and NABARD bank for clearing processes. The MICR characters, which are printed using magnetic ink, are passed before a MICR reader. Initially the ink gets magnetized and when it is read, each character produces a unique waveform which can be easily identified. MICR code of NABARD is typically in either of these two font’s: E-138 and CMC-7.