Written by The Financial Express | Updated: Nov 22 2012, 02:09am hrs

When he moved to Mumbai as RBI deputy governor, Subir Gokarn retained his Delhi mobile number. Those who called him on it yesterday heard this recorded message from the mobile phone company: The number you are calling is temporarily out of service. Hopefully the number, and Gokarn, will be back in service soonGokarns term comes to an end on November 23 and there is, as yet, no clarity on whether he will get an extension. He is, however, slated to speak at a banking conference on November 25immediately after his term comes to an endsuggesting he may have been given an extension.