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Raghuram Rajan meets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

PTI 12 Jun 2015, 9:55:12 IST

New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed macroeconomic issues.“These are all usual meetings which we have. Nothing special. Broad range of issues were discussed. Lot of issues were discussed,” Rajan told reporters in New Delhi.

The meeting comes days after RBI's monetary policy review. “We have voiced whatever we had to say at the monetary policy,” Rajan added.On June 2, RBI reduced the repo rate from 7.5 per cent to 7.25 per cent.

It has cut the rate by 0.75 per cent since January but not all the banks have passed on the benefit to customers.

Jaitley is scheduled to meet the heads of public sector banks to review the banks' annual performance and bad loan situation as also to persuade them to pass on RBI's rate cut benefit to borrowers for propping growth.

Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of PSU banks have gone up to Rs 2,60,531 crore as on December 2014 or 5.6 per cent of the total advances.

Besides, the meeting will review credit offtake and the progress made under the Jan Dhan Yojana and Prime Minister social security scheme among other things, sources said.