July 23, 2013
All Scheduled Commercial Banks (excluding RRBs)
Liquidity Adjustment Facility
As you are aware, Reserve Bank of India announced additional measures today to address exchange market volatility. As part of these measures, it has been decided that the total quantum of funds available to a bank under Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) will be capped at 0.50 percent of the individual bank’s Net Demand and Time Liabilities (NDTL). The above changes in LAF will come into effect from July 24, 2013. For the purpose of arriving at an individual bank’s limit, the NDTL would be the same as being reckoned for the purpose of maintenance of CRR during a reporting fortnight. Accordingly, the earlier instructions issued vide our circular RBI/2013-14/142/FMD.MOAG.No. 80/01.01.001/2013-14 dated July 16, 2013 regarding cap on overall allocation of funds at Rs. 75,000 crore under LAF stand withdrawn.
2. Presently, an additional LAF repo is conducted on reporting Fridays. Under this arrangement, the cap for the individual bank will apply to the combined allocation of funds in the morning and additional LAF repo.
3. All other terms and conditions of the current LAF scheme will remain unchanged.
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Principal Chief General Manager