Rescheduling or Restructuring of External Commercial Borrowings (ECB)

The Reserve Bank of India has relaxed rules for rescheduling/restructuring of ECBs by permitting an increase in the total cost of borrowing offshore. In suppression of earlier provisions, this year the banking regulator has delegated powers to the designated AD category-I banks to allow changes/modification in the draw-down and repayment schedules notwithstanding the average maturity period or…

New directions to NBFC-Micro Finance Institutions

In the backdrop of Andhra Pradesh -MFI crisis, RBI had made modifications to its earlier directions to NBFC-MFIS to regulate the credit system in the country. Pursuant to being satisfied that the sector has largely moved forward since then, RBI now amended the Non-Systemically Important Non-Banking Financial (Non-Deposit Accepting or Holding) Companies Prudential Norms (Reserve…

Recovery through award of LOK ADALAT

Recovery through award of Lok Adalat is the easiest and fastest mode of recovery. The literal meaning of Lok Adalat is people’s Court. The concept comes under the ‘Alternative Disputes Redressal Mechanism’ like arbitration, conciliation etc. The pre-litigation up to Rs.20 lacs and suit filed accounts where plaint amount does not exceed Rs.20 lacs can be…

What is bank rate?

Bank rate is actually the rate of interest at which Reserve Bank of India is lending to commercial banks. Reserve Bank of India is prepared to buy or re-discount bills of exchange or other eligible commercial paper from commercial banks. Bank rate is governed by Section 49 of Reserve Bank of India Act 1934.The effect of…

Functions of RBI

The basic functions of RBI (Reserve Bank of India) are “to regulate the issue of Bank Notes and keeping of reserves with a view to securing monetary stability in India and generally to operate the currency and credit system of the country to its advantage.”In addition, to control the supply of portable money circulation, Reserve Bank…