RBI decided to extend the timings for customer transactions (initial cut-off) in RTGS from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm  with effect from June 01, 2019.

RBI/2018-19/189
DPSS (CO) RTGS No. 2488/04.04.016/2018-19

Date: May 28, 2019

The Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
of member banks participating in RTGS

Madam / Dear Sir,

Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) System – Extension of Timings for Customer Transactions

A reference is invited to circular DPSS (CO) RTGS No. 492/04.04.002/2015-16 dated September 1, 2015 on ‘Changes in RTGS time window’ and circular DPSS (CO) RTGS No. 1926/04.04.002/2015-16 dated February 4, 2016 on ‘RTGS service charges for members and customers – Rationalisation’.

2. It has been decided to extend the timings for customer transactions (initial cut-off) in RTGS from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Accordingly, the RTGS time window with effect from June 01, 2019 will be as under:

Sr. No. Event Time
1. Open for Business 08:00 hours
2. Customer transactions (Initial Cut-off) 18:00 hours
3. Inter-bank transactions (Final Cut-off) 19:45 hours
4. IDL Reversal 19:45 hours – 20:00 hours
5. End of Day 20:00 hours

3. The time-varying charges for transactions in RTGS from 13:00 hours to 18:00 hours shall be ₹ 5 per outward transaction. The time varying charges structure is as under:

Sr. No. Time of Settlement at the Reserve Bank of India Time varying charge per outward transaction
(in addition to flat processing charge) (exclusive of tax, if any)
From To
1 08:00 hours 11:00 hours Nil
2 After 11:00 hours 13:00 hours ₹ 2.00
3 After 13:00 hours 18:00 hours ₹ 5.00
4 After 18:00 hours ₹ 10.00

4. This directive is issued under Section 10 (2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

Yours faithfully,

(Sangeeta Lalwani)
General Manager (Officer in Charge)

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