Today, the Reserve Bank released the 22nd issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR), which reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability, and the resilience of the financial system in the context of contemporaneous issues relating to development and regulation of the financial sector. The release of FSR was rescheduled to incorporate the first advance estimates of national income for 2020..
On February 06, 2020, the Reserve Bank had announced a revised Liquidity Management Framework that was simplified and clearly communicated the objectives and toolkit for liquidity management. 2. In view of the outbreak of COVID-19, the rapidly evolving financial conditions and taking into account the impact of disruptions due to the lockdown and social distancing, it was decided to temporarily suspend the revised liquidity management framework and the window for Fixed Rate Reverse R..
A. Norms for selection of branches of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for Statutory Audit 1. The norms for selection of branches of PSBs for statutory audit from the year 2020-21 onwards will be based on the following guidelines: Statutory branch audit of PSBs should be carried out so as to cover 90% of all funded and 90% of all non-funded credit exposures of a bank. The selection of branches for statutory audit shall include a representative cross section of rural/semi-urban/urban and me..
Reserve Bank of India imposes monetary penalty on Bajaj Finance Limited The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of ₹2.50 crore (Rupees Two crore Fifty lakh only) on Bajaj Finance Limited, Pune (the company), by an order dated January 05, 2021, for violation of (i) directions issued by RBI on Managing Risks and Code of Conduct in Outsourcing of Financial Services by NBFCs and Fair Practices Code (FPC) for applicable NBFCs, contained in the Non-Banking Financial Company -..
As announced in the Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies as part of the Sixth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20 dated February 06, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India has constructed a composite Digital Payments Index (DPI) to capture the extent of digitisation of payments across the country. The RBI-DPI comprises of 5 broad parameters that enable measurement of deepening and penetration of digital payments in the country over different time p..
Today, the Reserve Bank of India released the Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2019-20, a statutory publication in compliance with Section 36 (2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. This Report presents the performance of the banking sector, including co-operative banks, and non-banking financial institutions during 2019-20 and 2020-21 so far. The broad theme of this year’s report is the impact of COVID-19 on banking and non-banking sectors, and the way forwa..
NEFT - National Electronic Funds Transfer What is NEFT? NEFT is a nation-wide payment system that allows transfer of funds from one bank account to another. Individuals, firms and corporates can transfer the money from one bank branch to any other bank account held by individual, firm or corporate in the country. 24X7 Availability NEFT allows individuals, firms, corporate to transfer money from one bank branch account to another one anywhere in the country. Earlier, this facility cou..
There have been reports about individuals/small businesses falling prey to growing number of unauthorised digital lending platforms/Mobile Apps on promises of getting loans in quick and hassle-free manner. These reports also refer to excessive rates of interest and additional hidden charges being demanded from borrowers; adoption of unacceptable and high-handed recovery methods; and misuse of agreements to access data on the mobile phones of the borrowers. Legitimate public lending activities..
National Strategy on Financial Education 2020-25 (Keynote Address by Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India - December 16, 2020 - at the webinar on ‘Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action’ organized by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi) I wish to thank NCAER for inviting me to deliver the key note address at this webinar on National Strategy for Financial Education. I appreciate the thoughtful initiative of ..
1. In Paragraph 4 of the Annex to the Resolution Framework, it is stated that the reference date for the outstanding amount of debt that may be considered for resolution shall be March 1, 2020. Does this mean that only debt outstanding as on March 1, 2020 can be resolved under the Resolution Framework? The stipulation at Paragraph 4 of the Annex to the Resolution Framework is a general clause regarding the date on which the eligibility criteria for resolution under the Resolution Framework ma..
RBI announces date for launching of RTGS 24x7 Reserve Bank had announced in the Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies dated October 09, 2020, that the Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) will be available round the clock on all days of the year. Accordingly, RTGS 24x7x365 will be launched with effect from 00:30 hours on December 14, 2020. India will become one of the few countries in the world to operate its RTGS system round the clock throughout the year. This comes wi..
In pursuance of the announcements made in the Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies dated December 04, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India has released today the Draft Circular on Declaration of Dividend by NBFCs. Comments on the Draft Circular are invited from NBFCs, industry participants and other interested parties by December 24, 2020. Feedback on the Draft Circular may be forwarded to: The Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Department of Regulation (NBFC..