RBI Releases Revised Priority Sector Lending Guidelines

Reserve Bank of India has comprehensively reviewed the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) Guidelines to align it with emerging national priorities and bring sharper focus on inclusive development, after having wide ranging discussions with all stakeholders.
Revised PSL guidelines will enable better credit penetration to credit deficient areas; increase the lending to small and marginal farmers and weaker sections; boost credit to renewable energy, and health infrastructure.

Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies

Statement on Developmental and Regulatory Policies sets out various developmental and regulatory policy measures to enhance liquidity support for financial markets and other stakeholders; further easing of financial stress caused by COVID-19 disruptions while strengthening credit discipline; improve the flow of credit; deepen digital payments; augment customer safety in cheque payments; and facilitate innovation across the financial sector by leveraging on technology through an Innovation Hub.


The Monetary Policy Committee met on 4th, 5th and 6th August for its second meeting of 2020-21, completing four years of its operation under the new monetary policy framework. At the end of its deliberations, the MPC voted unanimously to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 4 per cent and continue with the accommodative stance of monetary policy as long as necessary to revive growth, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target going forward. The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank rate remain unchanged at 4.25 per cent. The reverse repo rate stands unchanged at 3.35 per cent.

RBI”s Financial Stability Report, July 2020

Reserve Bank released the 21st Issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR) on 24th July 2020, which reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability, and the resilience of the financial system in the context of contemporaneous issues relating to development and regulation of the financial sector.

Fair Practices Code for Asset Reconstruction Companies

RBI has issued instructions to All Asset Reconstruction Companies in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 9 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002, Asset Reconstruction Companies registered with the Bank to adopt ‘Fair Practices Code’ so as to ensure transparency and fairness in their operation.

Credit flow to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Sector

RBI issued instructions to all the Financial Institutions including Banks, Cooperative Banks, NBFC’s and other FI’s to initiate necessary action for reclassification of enterprises as per the new definition w.e.f July 1, 2020 and issue necessary instructions to your branches/controlling offices in this regard,

IBPS RRB Recruitment 2020

IBPS has issued notification for CRP RRB IX examination for all the posts ranging from Office Assistant (Multipurpose) & Officers in all scales fro Scale I to Scale III.

Loans Sourced by Banks and NBFCs over Digital Lending Platforms: Adherence to Fair Practices Code and Outsourcing Guidelines

RBI brings in norms to curb malpractices by lending apps. RBI had to bring in these norms as hundreds of lending apps have mushroomed over the past year or so. RBI has made banks or NBFCs directly responsible for the actions of the digital platforms they have tied up with. RBI said that digital platforms and lenders must make adequate efforts towards the creation of grievance redressal mechanism.