From deferring EMIs to 75 bps rate cut, here are the key measures taken by RBI

  1. On March 27, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das announced a massive 75 basis points cut in repo rates as a measure to counter the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are key takeaways from RBI’s press conference.
  2. Slashed repo rate by 75 basis points cut to 4.40 percent.
  3. Reverse repo rate has been reduced by 90 basis points to 4.4 percent.
  4. Liquidity adjustment facility cut by 90 basis points to 4 percent.
  5. Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) for all banks cut by 100 basis points to 3 percent of net demand and time liabilities (NDTL).
  6. Three-month moratorium has been announced on payments of instalments of loans outstanding as of March 1
  7. Banks are allowed to restructure the working capital cycle for companies without worrying about it to be classified as NPA.
  8. All measures will result in total liquidity injection of Rs 3.74 lakh crore to system.
  9. Priority is to undertake strong and purposeful action to protect domestic economy.

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