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RBI penalty not to have any material impact: IDBI Bank

IDBI is a state-run bank. IANS

State-run IDBI Bank on Thursday said a Rs 3 crore penalty imposed on it by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) “will not have any material impact” on it. According to a BSE filing by IDBI Bank, the RBI imposed a Rs 3 crore penalty on it for non-compliance of ‘Income Recognition and Asset Classification’ (IRAC) norms.

Punjab National Bank's Mumbai branch is now under high scrutiny. Wikimedia Commons
RBI penalty will have little effects on banks. Wikimedia Commons

“This is to inform that the RBI vide letter dated April 10, 2018 has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 30 million on the bank… for non-compliance with the directions issued by it on IRAC norms,” the filing made on Thursday said.

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“It is further clarified that the said penalty will not have any material impact on the bank.” IANS

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Here’s Some Light on Monetary Policy Under Transmission Mechanism

Improving the "transmission mechanism" for capital flow is dependent on a variety of factors but significantly dependent on building investor trust

Transmission Mechanism
What promotes an efficient Transmission Mechanism of capital is not rocket science but essential. The primary factors are high contract enforcement, low bureaucracy and efficient courts of law. Pixabay


The Reserve Bank of India decided to hold repo rates unchanged in its meeting on December 5, 2019. In this context, apart from the outlook on inflation, the crucial area of focus should be the “transmission mechanism” of the rate cuts already delivered in 2019. In common parlance, “transmission mechanism” can be interpreted as the chain effect of rate cuts being passed on to the inter-related and inter-linked sectors in the overall ecosystem, to both lower the cost of credit and increase the availability of credit. Primarily, raise the money supply. The concept of an effective “transmission mechanism” is vital for India, both within the context of monetary policy and in the broader contexts of investments, capital flow and effective policymaking. The transmission of monetary policy, capital flows and

information must be all improved.

Within the context of monetary policy, the transmission mechanism is vital to ensure that the cost of credit is being lowered even as more substantial quantities of credit become available. It is a no brainer, that as resources for purveying credit rises with the banks so does the availability of credit for consumers. From the perspective of resolving some of the impediments that the economy is currently facing, it is critical that the low rates are passed on through a lower cost of credit and more credit availability and that the cost of credit itself is lowered across the term structure of interest rates.

An increase in short-term liquidity at the short end of the interest rate curve will eventually translate into lower longer-term yields for all. While short-dated credit availability is of prime importance, a sustainable drop in credit costs in longer tenures will significantly help in providing impetus to the investment cycle. Basically, as the cost of credit drops for longer borrowing periods, potential investment projects become increasingly attractive, given that the cost of financing the projects declines relative to the potential investment return. This