In consequence of this assistance, the continuous business of the department is, for the most part, managed sufficiently well, notwithstanding frequent changes in the heads of administration. But, such as it is, it provides strong _prima facie_ grounds for doubt and dissatisfaction. If the Government had made its notes encashable at a great variety of centres, it would have been taking on itself the expense and responsibility of carrying out these movements of coin at different seasons of the year. If the Government were to attempt to further in any way the circulation of gold in the Bengals, they would be aiming a dangerous blow at their own note issue; whereas if notes could be encouraged in place of rupees in the jute trade, there would be a huge increase in their circulation. People naturally choose for their banker the banker who has most present credit, and the one who has most money in hand is the one who possesses such credit. As some recompense for these restrictions, the Presidency Banks have been allowed to hold a portion of the Government balances without payment of interest.