You are here: Home » Economy & Policy » News
Business Standard

It's official: RBI gets govt nod for Rs 200 notes

The move to introduce the new currency was to increase the circulation of smaller denomination notes

IANS  |  New Delhi 

rupee, economy, cash, demonetisation, note ban
Photo: Reuters

The Ministry on Wednesday formally announced the launch of the

"The central hereby specifies the denomination of bank notes of the value of 200 rupees," a Gazette notification said.

The notification has been issued under Section 24 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, and on the recommendations of the Central Board of Directors of the RBI.

Along with the new Rs 200 note, the has also confirmed a new Rs 50 note. The earlier Rs 50 notes will continue to remain legal tender.

Earlier, Minister of State for Santosh Kumar Gangwar told IANS that Rs 200 note, printing of which had begun, would be in circulation soon.

The move to introduce the new currency was to increase the circulation of smaller denomination notes.

An official source had told IANS that the paper for Rs 200 notes was ready in the Mysuru paper mill in June. It was being printed in the RBI printing press.

Post-demonetisation, there have been reports of people facing problems in using the Rs 2,000 note as sufficient quantum of smaller denomination notes of Rs 100 and Rs 500 were not available.

 

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 14:02 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU