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Govt asking RBI for at least Rs 23,100 cr interim dividend before 31 March

Last month Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg said the government will ask the central bank for an interim dividend

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The government is facing an increasingly difficult fiscal deficit target of 3.3%

The Narendra Modi-led central government is seeking at least Rs 23,100 crore in interim dividend from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) before March 31, as it looks to meet an increasingly difficult fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for 2018-19 (FY19). This will include Rs 13,100 crore that Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Garg has been publicly seeking from the central bank’s contingency reserve fund since 2017-18 (FY18), officials told Business Standard. Last month Garg said the government will ask the central bank for an ...