The measures are a calibrated response to the situation which is emerging on account to the disruptions caused due to COVID-19, he said.
Since its introduction, the VRR scheme has seen strong investor participation, with investments exceeding 90 percent of the limits allotted under the scheme.
The big will get bigger as marginal competition finds it difficult to survive
Interest will continue to accumulate during the period, as it is a deferment and not a waiver
In order to provide greater flexibility to SIDBI in its operations, it has been decided to roll over the facility at the end of the 90th day for another period of 90 days.
So far, if one looks at measures from the government and the RBI, the central bank’s actions have offered immediate support to the borrowers.
There is substantial liquidity in the banking sector, what is needed is the removal of risk averseness, say experts.
“The RBI is ready to use all its instruments to address the dynamics of an unknown future. Today's trials will be traumatic but together we will triumph,” Governor Das said
The RBI Governor announced a 40 basis points cut in the repo rate, extended the term loan moratorium by a further three months among other announcements.
The thus converted term loan does not have to be repaid immediately after moratorium ends
The RBI had set the 25 percent limit for group exposure in June 2019, and capped lenders' exposure to a single party at 20 percent.
He stated that if inflation trajectory evolves as expected, more space will open up to address risks to growth
Inflation is expected to fall below the 4 percent target by Q3, Q4, the RBI Governor said.
The loan moratorium will be extended till August 31, Das said as he announced the third tranche of COVID-19 relief measures.
Das said the decision was taken at an off-cycle meeting of the monetary policy committee held over the past three days.
The loan moratorium will be extended till August 31, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das. This makes it a six-month moratorium. He added that the lending institutions are being permitted to restore the margins for working capital to the origin level by March 31, 2021.
In the first two pressers, the RBI governor announced a series of measures to ease liquidity pressure in the banking system and cushion the economy from the COVID-19 shock.