|Which among the following is/are the quantitative measures of credit control of RBI?|
|1. Bank rate|
|3. Open market operation|
|Choose the correct one:|
A) Only 1 and 2
B) Only 2 and 3
C) Only 1 and 3
D) All 1, 2 and 3
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] The quantitative measures of credit control are 1. Bank Rate Policy: The bank rate is the Official interest rate at which RBI rediscounts the approved bills held by commercial banks. For controlling the credit, inflation and money supply, RBI will increase the Bank Rate. Current Bank Rate is 6%. 2. Open Market Operations: OMO. The Open market Operations refer to direct sales and purchase of securities and bills in the open market by Reserve bank of India. The aim is to control volume of credit. 3. Cash Reserve Ratio: Cash reserve ratio refers to that portion of total deposits in commercial Bank which it has to keep with RBI as cash reserves. The current Cash reserve Ratio is 6%. 4. Statutory Liquidity Ratio: It refers to that portion of deposits with the banks which it has to keep with itself as liquid asset (Gold, approved govt. securities etc.) the current SLR is 25%. If RBI wishes to control credit and discourage credit it would increase CRR & SLR.
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