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RBI conducts OMO for purchase of Rs 10,000 crore worth government securities

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is conducting Open Market Operations (OMO) in the form of purchase of Rs 10,000 crore worth government securities. This important step of the central bank has been announced at the backdrop of the increased risks of COVID-19 pandemic. The operation would increase the liquidity in the Indian economy and ..

RBI’s Surplus Transfer

The Reserve Bank of India has transferred a surplus of Rs. 1.76 lakh crores to the Indian Government. This payment, which is equal to 1.25% of the Indian GDP (in nominal rates for 2018-19) aims to provide some breathing space for the Indian government and allow it to make a higher capital expenditure on infrastructure ..

RBI decides to inject liquidity via forex swaps

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to inject rupee liquidity into the system through long-term foreign exchange buy/sell swap — a first-of-its-kind instrument used for liquidity management. The RBI would conduct dollar-rupee buy/sell swap auction of $5 billion for tenor of 3 years on March 26 to inject rupee liquidity for longer duration. ..

Major Provisions of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934

Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 was enacted on 6 March, 1934 to constitute the Reserve Bank of India. This law commended from April 1, 1935. It provides framework for the supervision of banks and other related matters. Important Provisions Section-3 Section 3 of the RBI act provides for establishment of Reserve Bank of India ..

Challenges Before Monetary Policy Committee

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is the body of the RBI headed by its Governor. The body is responsible for taking the important monetary policy decisions for determining the repo rate. The Monetary policy committee is a statutory body established under the provisions of RBI act 1934. The functions of the committee are: The main ..

Central Bank auctions Treasury Bills under MSS

Reserve Bank of India today auctioned 35-days Treasury Bills worth Rs. 60,000 Crores under the aegis of Market Stabilization Scheme as a step to clean the extra liquidity from the system. The bids were submitted via an electronic format on the Reserve Bank of India Core Banking Solution System known as E-Kuber. The generic character ..

RBI revises Market Stabilisation Scheme (MSS), raises ceiling to Rs. 6L crore

In a major move to deal with extra liquidity created in the system due to the demonetisation drive, the Central government as per the directions of the Reserve Bank of India raised the ceiling on Market Stabilization Scheme from Rs. 30,000 Crores to Rs. 6 Lakh Crores. The Banks saw a huge surge in deposits ..

RBI has introduced Incremental CRR

To absorb the surplus liquidity available in the banking system post demonetisation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has mandated the banks to maintain incremental cash reserve ratio of 100% effective the fortnight ended November 26. It will be applicable to deposits made between September 16 and November 11 fortnights. According to RBI data, total ..