The policy signals RBI’s resolve to firmly contain inflation and inflationary expectations, while responding to positive developments in inflation and fiscal consolidation. The statement that a change in monetary policy stance is likely early next year if the current positive trends continue is very welcome. The economy has already received a tremendous boost in terms of sentiment and confidence. The results of government actions to energise investment activity should start playing out in the coming months. As this happens and interest rates moderate, we should see an improvement in growth going forward.