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Change in Bank Rate
April, 07th 2016



April 05, 2016

The Chairperson / CEOs of all Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Banks

Dear Sir / Madam,

Change in Bank Rate

Please refer to our circular DBR.No.Ret.BC.42/12.01.001/2015-16 dated September 29, 2015 on the captioned subject.

2. As announced in the First Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17 dated April 05, 2016, the Bank Rate stands adjusted by 75 basis points from 7.75 per cent to 7.0 per cent with effect from April 05, 2016.

3. All penal interest rates on shortfall in reserve requirements, which are specifically linked to the Bank Rate, also stand revised as indicated in the Annex.

Yours faithfully


Chief General Manager

Encl. : As above


Penal Interest Rates which are linked to the Bank Rate


Existing Rate

Revised Rate
(Effective from April 05, 2016)

Penal interest rates on shortfalls in reserve requirements (depending on duration of shortfalls).

Bank Rate plus 3.0 percentage points (10.75 per cent) or Bank Rate plus 5.0 percentage points (12.75 per cent).

Bank Rate plus 3.0 percentage points (10.00 per cent) or Bank Rate plus 5.0 percentage points (12.00 per cent).

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