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Govt allows banks, post offices to deposit old bank notes with RBI

LiveMint logoLiveMint 21-06-2017 Manoj Kumar

New Delhi: India on Wednesday allowed banks and post offices to exchange old, big bank notes, which are no longer in circulation, with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a month, provided these notes were collected by 30 December 2016, a finance ministry statement said.

India’s cooperative banks have also been allowed to exchange old currency notes with the RBI, if they had collected these notes by 14 November, the statement said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a shock move on 8 November last year to ditch Rs500 and Rs1,000 notes—worth a combined $256 billion—that he said were fuelling corruption, being forged and even paying for attacks by militants who target India. Reuters

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