RBI slashes Repo Rate by 25 basis point

RBI slashes ‘Repo rate’ by 25 basis point from immediate effect. Consequently the policy rates will be as under from 04.03.2015 Repo Rate…………………7.50% Reverse Repo Rate……6.50% Marginal Standing Facility Rate….8.50% Bank Rate………………………………….8.50% SLR…………………………….21.50% (Unchanged) CRR……………………………4% (Unchanged) RBI continues to provide liquidity under overnight repos of 0.25 percent of bank-wise NDTL at the LAF repo rate…

Highlights of 2015 Budget

Budget 2015 Highlights: 1. No change in income tax slabs. 2. Medical exemption limit increased to Rs.25000/- from Rs.15000/- 3. Health Insurance Premium deduction for senior citizen increased to Rs.30000/- from Rs.10000/- 4. Exemption of Rs.50000/= for pension under section 80 C 5. Exemption limit rose to Rs.150000/- from Rs.100000/- on contribution to National Pension…

Padho Pardesh : 100% Interest subsidy to students of minority communities

Students who belong to minority communities’ viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis are eligible for 100% interest subsidy on education loan. This assistance is available to students who have secured admission in foreign Universities to pursue higher studies (i.e Post-Graduate Diploma, Masters, M.Phil and Ph.D level) and whose overall family income is not…

Classification of priority sector advances: Overdraft in PMJDY accounts

The overdraft extended by banks up to Rupees Five thousand in Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) accounts will be eligible for classification under priority sector advances. RBI circular dated 25.02.2015 notifies that  the overdraft under PMJDY can be classified as priority sector advances (‘others’ category) as also weaker sections, provided the borrowers household annual income…