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RTGS to turn out to be obtainable round the clock from 12.30 am on Monday, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

RTGS, which started its operations on 26 March, 2004 with a tender launch involving 4 banks, presently handles 6.35 lakh transactions day by day for a price of Rs 4.17 lakh crore throughout 237 participant banks

RTGS to become available round-the-clock from 12.30 am on Monday, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

File picture of RBI governor Shaktikanta Das. PTI

Mumbai: The Actual Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) for high-value transactions will turn out to be obtainable round the clock from 00:30 hours Monday onwards, making India one of many few nations on this planet to function the system 24X7.

In October, the RBI had introduced that RTGS might be obtainable round the clock on all days of the yr.

“RTGS facility turns into operational 24X7 from 12.30 am tonight. Congratulations to the groups from RBI, IFTAS and the service companions who made this doable,” RBI governor Shaktikanta Das mentioned in a tweet.

India will turn out to be one of many few nations on this planet to function its RTGS system round the clock all year long.

RTGS on 24X7X365 facility comes inside a yr of RBI operationalising NEFT 24×7. NEFT is a well-liked mode for small-value transactions.

RTGS, which started its operations on 26 March, 2004 with a tender launch involving 4 banks, presently handles 6.35 lakh transactions day by day for a price of Rs 4.17 lakh crore throughout 237 participant banks.

The common ticket measurement for RTGS in November 2020 was Rs 57.96 lakh, making it a very massive worth fee system.

RTGS makes use of ISO 20022 format which is the best-in-class messaging normal for monetary transactions.

The characteristic of constructive affirmation for credit score to beneficiary accounts can be obtainable in RTGS.

“Around the clock availability of RTGS will present prolonged flexibility to companies for effecting funds and can allow introduction of further settlement cycles in ancillary fee programs. This may also be leveraged to boost operations of Indian monetary markets and cross-border funds,” RBI had mentioned final week.

Earlier, RBI had determined to not levy fees on transactions by NEFT and Actual Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system with the intention to promote digital transactions within the nation, and requested banks to go on the advantages to the shoppers.

The RBI used to levy minimal fees on banks for transactions routed by RTGS and NEFT. Banks, in flip, levied fees on their clients.

RTGS is supposed for large-value instantaneous fund transfers, whereas NEFT is used for fund transfers of as much as Rs 2 lakh.

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