Tuesday, November 15, 2016

RBI Cuts its Lending Rate via Monetary Policy Review

In the tenure of RBI chief Urijit Patel, a new era has began for the Central Bank. A six member Panel called Monetary Policy Committee or MPC has been formed for the purpose of policy decisions. All six members voted for a rate cut in a unanimous decision. The RBI in its monetary policy reviewed recently has decided to cut its key lending rate or the repo rate by 25 basis points to a six-year low of 6.25 per cent, from 6.5 per cent. As per RBI statement the committee expects that there would be strong improvement in supply management measures and sowing which will help to improve the food inflation outlook.

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