Highlights of RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy

Highlights of RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy
Highlights of RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy

Mumbai: Following are the highlights of the RBI’s bi-monthly monetary policy announced by Governor Shaktikanta Das:

* RBI keeps short-term lending rate (repo) at 4 pc for 8th time in row; retains accommodative policy stance

* Marginal standing facility rate and bank rate too remain unchanged at 4.25 pc; Reverse repo rate also unchanged at 3.35 pc

* GDP growth projection too retained at 9.5 pc for FY’22

* Real GDP growth for Q1:2022-23 projected at 17.2 pc

* RBI says retail inflation likely to be 5.3 pc for 2021-22, lower than earlier projection of 5.7 pc

* Going forward, several evolving factors provide comfort on food price front, says RBI Guv

* RBI says took over 100 measures to safeguard economy from the ravages of COVID pandemic since March, 2020

* RBI to ensure adequate liquidity in system to support process of economic recovery

* RBI to introduce framework for retail digital payments in offline mode across India

* Per transaction limit via IMPS to be increased to Rs 5 lakh from current Rs 2 lakh

* Another cohort on Prevention and Mitigation of financial frauds’ under Regulatory Sandbox scheme to be introduced

* Internal Ombudsman mechanism to be introduced to address grievances of customers of large Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)

* Next Monetary Policy Committee meeting scheduled to take place during December 6 to 8.

PTI, October 08, 2021

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