Indelible ink on the finger of the customers as SOP for exchanging defunct notes

The Reserve Bank vide its circular RBI/2016-17/133/DCM (Plg) No. 1280 /10.27.00/2016-17 put in place a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the exchange of Specified Bank Notes (SBNs).  Banks are advised to take following measures: While exchanging the SBNs, the concerned bank branch and post offices would put indelible ink mark on the right index finger…

Breaking news: Exchange of notes and withdrawl of cash limit increased

After a review by finance ministry the government tonight eased key restrictions including raising daily withdrawal limit from bank counters and ATM as well as increasing the amount of old and now non-operational currency notes that can be exchanged. RBI also ide its notification no.DCM (Plg) No.1272/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 13, 2016, advised the Banks to make…

RBI press release dated 08.11.2016 (withdrawal of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1,000 denominations of banknotes)

Government of India vide their Notification dated November 8, 2016 have withdrawn the Legal Tender status of ₹ 500 and ₹ 1,000 denominations of banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series issued by the Reserve Bank till 8th November 2016. The communique states that the above step was necessitated to tackle counterfeiting Indian banknotes, to effectively…

Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 – Banks must accept large amount of Cash without any conditions

The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 has come into effect from June 1, 2016. Under the said scheme, the declarants may pay their tax dues in cash at the Bank counters. In this connection, RBI invites attention to its circular DBOD.No.Leg.BC.38/09.07.005/2008-09 dated August 28, 2008, wherein banks have been advised to ensure that their branches invariably accept…