MPC in 2 minutes: Here're the key development and regulatory steps

CPI inflation has been projected at 5.2% for 2020-21; 5.2% for H1FY22, and 4.3% for Q3FY22
Key decisions

  • The MPC unanimously decided to keep the repo rates unchanged at 4% and an accommodative stance 
  • Reverse repo rate under LAF unchanged at 3.35%, while the MSF and bank rate remained at 4.25%
  • CPI inflation has been projected at 5.2% for 2020-21; 5.2% for H1FY22, and 4.3% for Q3FY22; the real GDP has been projected to grow at 10.5 per cent in FY22

Development & regulatory steps


  • NBFCs can now access funds from banks under the on-tap TLTRO scheme for incremental lending to stressed sectors
  • Decided to restore the CRR in two phases. Banks have to maintain CRR of 3.5% from March 27, 2021 and 4% from May 22, 2021
  • The MSF relaxation, under which banks can avail funds by dipping into SLR up to an additional 1%, will continue till Sept, 2021

  • The increased limits of SLR holdings in held-to-maturity up to 22% will continue till March, 2023
  • Banks will be able to deduct credit disbursed to “new MSME borrowers” for up to Rs 25 lakh from their NDTL for calculation of CRR
  • FPI investment in defaulted corporate bonds will be exempted from the short-term limit and the minimum residual maturity requirement

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