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16-Jan2019

RBI to inject Rs 10,000 crore into the system through OMOs

In a bid to increase liquidity in the market, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that it will inject Rs 10,000 crore into the system through purchase of government securities on January 17, 2019. The purchase will be made through open market operations (OMOs).

The Central Bank stated that based on an assessment of prevailing liquidity conditions and also of the durable liquidity needs going forward, the RBI has decided to conduct purchase of government securities under OMOs for an aggregate amount of Rs 100 billion on January 17, 2019.

The eligible participants should submit their offers in electronic format on the RBI Core Banking Solution (E-Kuber) system on January 17. The result of the auction will be announced on the same day and payment to successful participants will be made on the following day.

Besides, the Central Bank plans to inject liquidity under OMOs for Rs 50,000 crore in January 2019. So far, the central bank has injected Rs 20,000 crore into the system through OMOs in January.


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