The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Friday decided to maintain its “accommodative stance” and keep the repo rate unchanged at a record low of 4% and reverse repo rate at 3.35%. The rates were also left unchanged during the last MPC meeting in August 2021. This is the eighth straight time that repo rate has been unchanged at 4%.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revised the estimate for retail inflation, which is measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), for 2021-22 to 5.3%. It had earlier projected retail inflation to be at 5.7%. CPI inflation during July-August has “turned out to be lower than anticipated”, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said while announcing the monetary policy.