Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Meeting- Highlights

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has conducted the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on February 5. In the Monetary Policy review meeting, the central bank has kept all policy rates unchanged.

Key Points

  • In the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, it was decided to keep the repo rate unchanged. Thus, the repo rate has been kept unchanged at 4%.
  • Consequently, the reverse repo rate is unchanged at 3.35%.
  • The Bank Rate and marginal standing facility (MSF) rate is unchanged at 4.25%.
  • CPI inflation has been revised to 5.2% in Q4 of 2020-21, 5.2% to 5.0% in H1 of 2021-22, and 4.3% in the third quarter of 2021-22.
  • The real GDP growth is estimated at 10.5% in 2021-22.
  • MPC has decided to continue with an accommodative stance of monetary policy.
  • The next Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting will be held between April 5 to 7, 2021.

Current Policy Rates

  • Repo Rate- 4%
  • Reverse Repo Rate- 35%
  • Bank Rate- 4.25%
  • Marginal standing facility (MSF) rate- 4.25%

Reserve Ratios

  • CRR-3%
  • SLR-00%

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