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RBI Monetary Policy Announcement

The 29th meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), constituted under section 45ZB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, was held from June 2 to 4, 2021.


The 29th meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), constituted under section 45ZB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, was held from June 2 to 4, 2021.

An overview of the news

  • After the meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee, the RBI announced the monetary policy, saying that the repo rate would remain unchanged at 6.5%.
  • Consumer Price Inflation eased but remains above the target.
  • Continued efforts to manage liquidity and currency circulation.
  • The current account deficit is expected to narrow further in the fourth quarter.
  • Net inflows into non-resident deposits increased to US$ 8 billion in FY23 from US$ 3.2 billion in the previous year.
  • The Indian Rupee has remained stable since January this year. Conditions are favorable to accelerate capital expenditure.

Read also:- RBI Monetary Policy Committee Meeting June 2023

Monetary Policy Committee’s Decision

  • Policy repo rate remains unchanged at 6.5%.
  • Standing Deposit Facility (SDF rate) remains at 6.25%.
  • Marginal Standing Facilityand bank rates stand at 6.75%.

Inflation Trends in India

  • Consumer Price Inflation eased during March-April 2023.
  • Inflation moved into the tolerance band, declining from 6.7% in 2022-23.
  • Headline inflation remains above the target and is expected to continue in 2023-24.
  • Projected CPI headline inflation for 2023-24 is 5.1%, assuming a normal monsoon.

Withdrawal of Rs 2000 Note

  • Decline in currency circulation and increased government spending.
  • System liquidity expansion due to RBI’s market operations.
  • Deposit of Rs 2000 banknotes in banks further augmented liquidity.
  • So far ₹1.8 lakh crore worth ₹2,000 banknotes have come back after the central bank announced to take these out of circulation. 
  • This is 50% of the total ₹3.62 lakh crore-worth notes in circulation as of March 31.

Read also:- RBI Announces Withdrawal of ₹2000 Banknotes from Circulation

Use of Monetary Policy

  • Monetary Policy is the process of regulating the supply of money in an economy by the monetary authority of the country
  • The Monetary Policy, generally, adjusts the inflation rates or interest rates to sustain the price stability and to maintain the predictable exchange rates with foreign currencies. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India is the central banking authority of India, which controls the monetary policy in conjunction with the central government’s developmental agenda. 
  • The Reserve Bank of India is authorized to make monetary policy under the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.
  • Monetary policy is either contractionary or expansionary and is often seen separate from the fiscal policy which deals with taxation, spending by government, and borrowing. 
  • When the total money supply is increased rapidly than normal, it is called an expansionary policy, while a slower increase or even a decrease of the same refers to a contractionary policy.

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