August 07, 2019
The Chairperson / CEOs of all Scheduled and Non Scheduled Banks
Dear Sir / Madam
Change in Bank Rate
Please refer to our circular DBR.No.Ret.BC.44/12.01.001/2018-19 dated June 06, 2019, on the captioned subject.
2. As announced in the Third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2019-20 of August 07, 2019, the Bank Rate is revised downwards by 35 basis points from 6.00 per cent to 5.65 per cent with immediate effect.
3. All penal interest rates on shortfall in reserve requirements, which are specifically linked to the Bank Rate, also stand revised as indicated in the Annex.
Chief General Manager
Encl. : As above
Penal Interest Rates which are linked to the Bank Rate
|Item||Existing Rate||Revised Rate
(With immediate effect)
|Penal interest rates on shortfalls in reserve requirements (depending on duration of shortfalls).||Bank Rate plus 3.0 percentage points (9.00 per cent) or Bank Rate plus 5.0 percentage points (11.00 per cent).||Bank Rate plus 3.0 percentage points (8.65 per cent) or Bank Rate plus 5.0 percentage points (10.65 per cent).|