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Cash Reserve Ratio

The Cash Reserve Ratio is the amount of funds that the banks are bound to keep with Reserve bank of IndiaThe Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935 in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 with ....., with reference to the demand and time liabilitiesAny claim for money against the assets of a company, such as bills of creditors, income tax payable, debenture redemption, interest on secured and unsecured ..... (NDTL) to ensure the liquidity and solvency of the Banks. Please note that earlier RBI was empowered to fix RBI between 3-20% by notification. However, from 2006 onwards the RBI is empowered to fix the CRR on its discretion without any ceiling. The CRR is maintained fortnightly average basisIn a futures market, basis is defined as the cash price (or spot price) of whatever is being traded minus its futures price for the ......

What is impact of reducing CRR?

What is impact of Hiking CRR?

RBI uses the method of CRR hike to drain out the excess liquidity from the banks. This is because; the banks will now have to keep more money with the Reserve Bank of India In 1926, the Royal Commission on Indian Currency and Finance which is also known as the Hilton-Young Commission recommended the creation of a central bank. ...... On this money banks don`t earn any / much interest. Since they don't earn any interest, the banks are left with an option to increase the interest rates. If RBI hikes this rate substantially, banks will have to increase the loan interest rates. The home loans, car loans and EMI of floating Rate loans increase.

The following Graphic shows the history of CRR since 2000.

The above graphic shows that RBI has used this tool to contain the money supply and credit creation more frequently. Highest CRR was 9% when the Global Financial Slowdown had started taking definite shape. During the slowdown years the CRR was reduced gradually so that Banks have more money with them. Once, the signs of recovery are shown clearly, RBI made it again a little higher.

Last Updated: November 22, 2013



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  14. niraj762 says:

    Please update the CRR to 4.75% w.e.f Mar 12. There was a cut of 0.75% in CRR in Mar 12.

  15. Rahul says:

    CRR pe interest ka kya concept hai?

  16. seema says:

    Interest on CRR means if you are reserving Rs. 100 you will able to use Rs. 91 only

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  22. MANORANJAN says:

    Kindly change current CRR Ratio 4.25% from 5.5% in the top of the paragraph. Because the current CRR Ratio is 4.25 from 1st Nov 2012

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  26. rahul says:

    what is the meaning of drain out the excess liqidity ? why rbi increase crr if it is favorable to customer as well as for banks?

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    sir, could you please tell me that when CRR increase or decrease, means which factors affect it ?

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