Read this week in our update, 225 circulars were withdrawn by RBI as recommended by Regulations Review Authority. RBI revised the policy repo rate.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified the withdrawal of 225 circulars as proposed by the Regulations Review Authority (RRA) in the third tranche of recommendations. Further, lists of circulars recommended for withdrawal have been issued separately.
RBI held its 595th meeting of the Central Board of Directors (Board) under the chairmanship of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, RBI. In its meeting, the Board approved the nomination of Dr. Rajiv Ranjan, Executive Director, RBI as an ex-officio member of the Monetary Policy Committee.
RBI has released the Monetary Policy Statement wherein it was announced to increase the policy Repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 40 basis points from 4.00% to 4.40%. Further, the standing deposit facility (SDF) rate and marginal standing facility (MSF) rate has been increased from 3.75% to 4.15% and from 4.25% to 4.65% respectively. 
RBI has directed all banks to open their branches designated to process Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) on Sunday, May 8, 2022. This is done in order to facilitate bidding for Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) Initial Public Offering (IPO). Further, RBI has directed banks to ensure compliance with master circular on customer service in banks dated July 1, 2015 for the above-mentioned purpose.
RBI has notified that the revised repo rate of 4.40% shall be applicable under Standing Liquidity Facility provided to primary dealers. This shall be applicable from May 4, 2022.
RBI has notified the revision of the Bank rate from 4.25% to 4.65%. This shall come into effect from May 4, 2022. All penal interest rates linked to Bank rate has been annexed in the notification dated May 4, 2022.
RBI has notified all banks to increase their Cash Reserve Ratio by 50 basis points from 4.00% to 4.50% of their Net Demand and Time Liabilities (NDTL). This shall come into effect from May 21, 2022. 
8. RBI penalizes NBFCs
RBI has imposed monetary penalty on the following non-banking finance companies (NBFCs):
|Name of the NBFC||Penalty Imposed (in INR)||Reason|
|Daimler Financial Services India Private Limited, Pune, Maharashtra||5 (five) lakhs||Non-compliance with the ‘Monitoring of Frauds in NBFCs (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016’ issued by RBI.|
|KKR India Financial Services Limited, Mumbai||5 (five) lakhs||Non-compliance with the ‘Monitoring of Frauds in NBFCs (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2016’ issued by RBI.|
 Press Release: 2022-2023/145, Reserve Bank of India, May 2, 2022
 Press Release: 2022-2023/148, Reserve Bank of India, May 2, 2022
 RBI/2022-23/42FMOD.MAOG.No.144/01.01.001/2022-23, Reserve Bank of India, May 4, 2022
 RBI/2022-23/43DOR.LEG.REC.No.35/09.07.005/2022-23, Reserve Bank of India, May 4, 2022
 RBI/2022-23/44REF.No.MPD.BC.S33/07.01.279/2022-23, Reserve Bank of India, May 4, 2022
 RBI/2022-23/45DOR.RET.REC.32/12.01.001/2022-23, Reserve Bank of India, May 4, 2022
 RBI/2022-23/46DOR.RET.REC.33/12.01.001/2022-23, Reserve Bank of India, May 4, 2022
 Press Release: 2022-2023/174, Reserve Bank India, May 6, 2022
 Press Release: 2022-2023/173, Reserve Bank India, May 6, 2022