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Loans to Cost more as RBI hikes key rate for second time in two months

On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to: increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.25 per cent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.75 per cent.

Relaxation in Spreading of MTM losses to Co-operative banks

Please refer to circular UBD.No.BPD.PCB.Cir.12/09.29.00/2003-04 dated September 04, 2003 on ‘Guidelines for Investment Fluctuation Reserve’ issued to Primary (Urban) Cooperative Banks (UCBs), and circular RPCD.No.RF.BC.17/A.4-92/93 dated September 04, 1992 on ‘Investment Portfolio of Banks - Transactions in Securities’ and subsequent instructions in this regard issued to all State Co-operative Banks (StCBs)

RBI Cautions about Fictitious Emails

Reserve Bank of India has been periodically reiterating about the activities of unscrupulous elements using the name of RBI and defrauding the common public. These elements use fake letter heads of RBI, send emails impersonating as employees of RBI and lure people with fictitious offers / lottery winnings / remittance of cheap funds in foreign currency from abroad.

Master Circular 2017– Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM)

Master Circular – Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) has been suitably updated by incorporating the instructions on DAY-NRLM issued up to June 30, 2018, which are listed in the Appendix and also been placed on website (

Master Circular – Lead Bank Scheme

The genesis of Lead Bank Scheme (LBS) can be traced to the Study Group headed by Prof. D. R. Gadgil (Gadgil Study Group) on the organizational framework for implementation of the social objectives, which submitted its report in October 1969. The Study Group drew attention to the fact that commercial banks did not have adequate presence in rural areas and also lacked the required rural orientation.

Master Circular on Detection and Impounding of Counterfeit Notes dated 02.07.2018

Please refer to the Master Circular DCM(FNVD)G - 4/16.01.05/2017-18 dated July 20, 2017 consolidating the instructions issued till July 20, 2017, relating to Detection and Impounding of Counterfeit Notes. The Master Circular has since been updated by incorporating the instructions issued till date and has been placed on the RBI website