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Demonetisation: RBI gives 60 more days to repay loans

  • RBI has relaxed the rules and have provided 60 days for small borrowers to pay their instalments
  • The maximum limit on the relaxation is ₹1 crore
  • Decision taken due to cash crunch, limit on withdrawal
Demonetisation RBI gives 60 more days to repay loans


In its latest decision after the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 notes was announced, the RBI has asked the banks to provide an additional 60 days for small borrowers to repay  loans.


This 60 day window is for those facing cash crunch to pay the instalments of loans for the month of November and December.


The above relaxation is available to entities running working capital accounts with any bank with the sanctioned limit up to  ₹1 crore.


“Dues payable before November 1 and after December 31, 2016, will be covered by the extant instruction for the respective regulated entity about recognition of NPAs,” the RBI statement said. 


The decision was taken following complaints by people that withdrawal limits are too low and it is not possible to repay the loans for now. The restrictions of withdrawal limit is the main reason behind taking this decision.

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