Mumbai, Jun 27 (PTI) Amid the ongoing economic woes created by the coronavirus pandemic, the Reserve Bank has decided to extend the enhanced borrowing facility provided to the banks to meet their liquidity shortages till September 30.
The RBI, as a temporary measure, had increased the borrowing limit of scheduled banks under the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) scheme from 2 per cent to 3 per cent of their Net Demand and Time Liabilities (NDTL) with effect from March 27, 2020.
Under the MSF, banks can borrow overnight funds at their discretion by dipping into the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR).
This relaxation, which was granted till June 30, 2020, has now been extended till September 30.
"On a review, it has now been decided to extend this enhanced limit till September 30, 2020," RBI said in a circular.
Banks may continue to access overnight funds under the MSF against their excess SLR holding, it added.
The marginal standing facility rate currently stands at 4.25 per cent.
The RBI has also extended the relaxation on the minimum daily maintenance of the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 80 per cent for a further period of three months till September 25, 2020.