In a circular issued on Wednesday, the central bank stated that transactions that fail due to technical reasons like hardware, software, communication issues; non-availability of currency notes in the ATM will not be counted as valid ATM transactions for the customer.
The Finance Ministry said it would borrow less this year, and pared its fiscal deficit target to 3.3 per cent of GDP, below the interim Budget estimate of 3.4 per cent of GDP. Besides, it also proposed to part-fund its deficit by tapping the international market.
This is the second high-profile exit from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the last seven months. Earlier in December 2018, Governor Urjit Patel had resigned nearly nine months before the end of his scheduled term.
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In this edition of the Idea Exchange, Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian talks about demonitisation, defends GST, explains the reasons why growth has not been robust and reflects back on his tenure as Chief Economic Adviser of India.
How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.
Former governor of Reserve Bank of India Bimal Jalan talks about how he addressed the issues of transparency and accountability in financial transactions and governance in his new book, India Ahead: 2025 and Beyond.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress party has no faith in the government, the CJI, the RBI or any international organisation that gives data on India's growth. He said it is because Congress has no faith in itself.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Wednesday disclosed that almost 99 per cent of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes which were withdrawn from circulation on November 8, 2016 has returned to the central bank, confirming what the government’s critics had been pointing out about the weak economic rationale for demonetisation. This also raises […]
Gross non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, of state owned banks surged 56.4 per cent to Rs 614,872 crore during the 12-month period ended December 2016, and appear set to rise further in the next two quarters with many units, especially in the small and medium sectors, struggling to repay after being hit by the […]
During the 50-day demonetisation window-period numerous cases of illegitimate conversion of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were reported at various bank branches, the Reserve Bank of India has centred its investigation on unusual transactions at bank branches that include those who got demand drafts (DD) made during that period using old currency notes […]
After RBI shot down the Election Commission’s proposal to relax the weekly withdrawal limit for those contesting the Assembly elections, EC reminded the central bank that it is “imperative” that its directions are “complied with” during poll season. Upset about the “cursory manner” in which the RBI had dealt with its request and asking it […]
The government is resigned to the prospect of only about Rs 75,000 crore in demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes not returning to the formal banking system, a top official said. When the decision to scrap these high-denomination notes was taken, the government had estimated that up to Rs 3 lakh crore or almost […]