RBI seeks extension of part time MPC members' tenure

Term of members set to get over in September 2020

by Nidhi Bhati

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reportedly sought an extension of tenure for its part time members in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) with an aim to maintain policy continuity amid the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Under the RBI Act, part time or external members of the MPC have a four-year term which cannot be extended. The terms of external members appointed to the MPC in 2016, Chetan Ghate, Pami Dua and Ravindra Dholakia are ending in September 2020, prompting the regulator to seek an extension from the government.

References
1. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/rbi-seeks-extension-for-monetary-policy-committee-members/articleshow/76687316.cms
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
7.1 -1.9
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
53.7 -0.3
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
55.4 -0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
51.1 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
New projects 3.80 0.83 1.05 0.86
Completed projects 1.77 0.25 0.72 0.58
Stalled projects 0.73 0.11 0.08 0.30
Revived projects 0.42 0.68 0.36 0.09
Implementation stalled projects 10.18 0.09 0.07 0.12
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
All listed Companies
 Income -5.0 -27.6 -6.2 1.4
 Expenses -1.9 -27.9 -10.1 -8.5
 Net profit -48.9 -40.3 45.3 185.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.3 5.3 8.3 16.7
 Count of Cos. 4,358 4,351 4,316 257
Non-financial Companies
 Income -9.0 -37.4 -10.4 -0.7
 Expenses -4.9 -37.6 -14.0 -4.0
 Net profit -50.1 -55.8 29.9 39.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.2 4.5 8.0 17.2
 Net fixed assets 13.3 5.9
 Current assets 3.6 0.8
 Current liabilities 6.2 -2.8
 Borrowings 15.8 8.1
 Reserves & surplus 1.3 4.5
 Count of Cos. 3,244 3,241 3,222 185
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.4 13.5 0.3
 Expenses 9.9 13.8 0.5
 Net profit -41.4 18.5 -11.8
 PAT margin (%) 1.9 2.2 3.8
 Assets 10.9 9.5 9.3
 Net worth 7.4 8.5 4.7
 RONW (%) 3.4 4.0 5.5
 Count of Cos. 29,431 28,732 9,883
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.6 14.1 -2.6
 Expenses 8.8 14.3 -1.8
 Net profit -10.1 22.6 -24.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.7 3.0 3.9
 Net fixed assets 7.2 5.5 12.4
 Net worth 6.0 8.2 1.7
 RONW (%) 5.6 6.6 6.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.0 0.8
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.3 2.6
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 70 59
 Count of Cos. 23,809 23,199 7,312
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Jan 2021 2:19PM