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Main functions[edit

Bank of Issue[edit]
Under Section 22 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, the Bank has the sole right to issue bank notes of all denominations.(one rupee note and coin, which are issued by Ministry of finance). The distribution of one rupee notes and coins and small coins all over the country is undertaken by the Reserve Bank as agent of the government. The Reserve Bank has a separate Issue Department which is entrusted with the issue of currency notes. The assets and liabilities of the Issue Department are kept separate from those of the Banking Department.

Monetary authority[edit]
The Reserve Bank of India is the main monetary authority of the country and beside that the central bank acts as the bank of the national and state governments. It formulates, implements and monitors the monetary policy as well as it has to ensure an adequate flow of credit to productive sectors.

Regulator and supervisor of the financial system[edit]
The institution is also the regulator and supervisor of the financial system and prescribes broad parameters of banking operations within which the country's banking and financial system functions.Its objectives are to maintain public confidence in the system, protect depositors' interest and provide costeffective banking services to the public. The Banking Ombudsman Scheme has been formulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for effective addressing of complaints by bank customers. The RBI controls the monetary supply, monitors economic indicators like the gross domestic product and has to decide the [30] design of the rupee banknotes as well as coins.

Managerial of exchange control[edit]
The central bank manages to reach the goals of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. Objective: to facilitate external trade and payment and promote orderly development and maintenance of foreign exchange market in India.

Issuer of currency[edit]
The bank issues and exchanges or destroys currency notes and coins that are not fit for circulation. The objectives are giving the public adequate supply of currency of good quality and to provide loans to commercial banks to maintain or improve the GDP. The basic objectives of RBI are to issue bank notes, to maintain the currency and credit system of the country to utilize it in its best advantage, and to maintain the reserves. RBI maintains the economic structure of the country so that it can achieve the objective of price stability as well as economic development, because both objectives are diverse in themselves.

Banker of Banks[edit]
RBI also works as a central bank where commercial banks are account holders and can deposit [31] money.RBI maintains banking accounts of all scheduled banks. Commercial banks create credit. It is the duty of the RBI to control the credit through the CRR, bank rate and open market operations. As banker's bank, the RBI facilitates the clearing of cheques between the commercial banks and helps interbank transfer of funds. It can grant financial accommodation to schedule banks. It acts as the lender of

org.0% Base Rate 9. too.70%–10.75% Reverse Repo Rate 6. Related functions[edit] The RBI is also a banker to the government and performs merchant banking function for the central and the state governments. Developmental role[edit] The central bank has to perform a wide range of promotional functions to support national objectives and [9] industries. RBI on 7 August 2012 said that Indian banking system is resilient enough to face [35] the stress caused by the drought like situation because of poor monsoon this year. It also acts as their banker. RBI has launched a website to raise awareness among masses about fake notes in the market.75% Repo Rate 7. The institution maintains banking accounts of all scheduled banks. Policy rates and reserve ratios[edit] Policy rates. Reserve provides information about [32] identifying fake currency.the last resort by providing emergency advances to the banks.75% Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) 4% Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) 23. The RBI faces a lot of inter-sectoral and local inflation-related problems. It supervises the functioning of the commercial banks and take action against it if need arises.rbi. and deposit rates as of 29 October. lending.25% .paisaboltahai.www. Detection of Fake currency[edit] In order to curb the fake currency menace. The National Housing Bank (NHB) was established in [34] 1988 to promote private real estate acquisition. Some of this [33] problems are results of the dominant part of the public sector. 2013 Bank Rate 8.

cash and approved securities. This will reduce the size of their deposits and they will lend less. Minimum margins for lending against specific securities. RBI can prescribe Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) for scheduled banks without any floor rate or ceiling rate. It will release Rs 17. the bank rate was 8. government securities are traded at market related rates of interest. The RBI is resorting more to open market operations in the more recent years. Ceiling on the amounts of credit for certain purposes. a move it said would inject about 175 billion rupees into the banking system in order to pre-empt potentially tightening liquidity. The latest CRR as on 29/10/13 is 4% Statutory Liquidity ratio (SLR)[edit] Apart from the CRR.. In the open money market. Generally RBI uses three kinds of selective credit controls: 1. in terms of Section 42(1) of the RBI Act. Higher liquidity ratio forces commercial banks to maintain a larger proportion of their resources in liquid form and thus reduces their capacity to grant loans and advances.25% on 30 October 2012. The RBI lowered the CRR by 25 basis points to 4.00%–9. Consequent upon amendment to sub-Section 42(1). thus it is an anti-inflationary impact. If the RBI wants to increase the liquidity and money supply in the market. 2. An increase in Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) will make it mandatory on the part of the banks to hold a large proportion of their deposits in the form of deposits with the RBI. As of 21 Oct. The current rate is 4. the Reserve Bank could prescribe CRR for scheduled banks between 5% and 20% of total of their demand and time liabilities]. Reserve requirement cash reserve ratio (CRR)[edit] Every commercial bank has to keep certain minimum cash reserves with RBI. -25 basis points cut in Cash Reserve Ratio(CRR) on 17 September 2012. A higher liquidity ratio diverts the bank funds from loans and advances to investment in government and approved securities. RBI uses this tool to increase or decrease the reserve requirement depending on whether it wants to effect a decrease or an increase in the money supply. The Interest rate the RBI charges the banks for this purpose is called bank rate.000 crore into the system/Market.0% Bank Rate[edit] RBI lends to the commercial banks through its discount window to help the banks meet depositor’s demands and reserve requirements for long term. it will decrease the bank rate and if RBI wants to reduce the liquidity and money supply in the system. 2013. This will in turn decrease the money supply. the Reserve Bank. In well-developed economies. .Reserve Bank Rate 4% Deposit Rate 8.00%. having regard to the needs of securing the monetary stability in the country. [Before the enactment of this amendment. central banks use open market operations—buying and selling of eligible securities by central bank in the money market—to influence the volume of cash reserves with commercial banks and thus influence the volume of loans and advances they can make to the commercial and industrial sectors.75%. it will increase the bank rate. banks are required to maintain liquid assets in the form of gold.

2. Direct credit controls in India are of three types: 1.3. Banks are mandatory required to keep 23% of their deposits in the form of government securities. Discriminatory rate of interest charged on certain types of advances. 3. on small savings and provident funds. Part of the interest rate structure i. . are administratively set. Banks are required to lend to the priority sectors to the extent of 40% of their advances.e.