Finance Ministry welcomes RBI decision to cut Repo Rate by 25 basis point
New Delhi, Jan. 16: Union Ministry of Finance says that the 25 basis point Repo Rate cut announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is a welcome move and consistent with strong and ongoing disinflationary trends identified in the Ministry’s Mid Year Economy Analysis presented to the Parliament last month.
The Finance Ministry further states that this is a significant move in signaling a shift in stance and direction for policy going forward, as the RBI’s statement has noted.
The Ministry points out that this move will provide a fillip to the economy directly by increasing the private sector’s ability and willingness to spend. It should also help indirectly by improving balance sheet of the Corporate Sector and banks, facilitating an increase in the demand for and supply of credit.
The Ministry further states that along with other policy actions already taken by the Government and other that are under its consideration, this move represents one more step towards reviving investment and realizing India’s medium term growth potential.