While the old Rs 500 notes will not be used at petrol pumps, national highways
toll booths and for buying airline tickets at airports
from midnight, it can still be used for paying other utility bills till December 15.
While junking the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, the government had allowed their use for utility bill payments for 72 hours.
The deadline was extended twice and when the last one was to expire on November 24, it amended it to state that only the old Rs 500 rupee could be used for payment of utility bills like electricity and water, school fees, pre-paid mobile top-up.
Here is the list where you can still use old Rs 500 note till December 15:
For making payments in government hospitals for medical treatment and pharmacies in government hospitals for buying medicines with doctor's prescription
At railway ticketing counters, ticket counters of government or Public Sector Undertakings buses
For purchases at consumer cooperative stores operated under authorisation of Central or state governments and the customers shall provide their identity proof; However, the purchase from consumer cooperative stores will be limited to Rs 5000 at a time
For purchase at milk booths operating under authorisation of the Central or state governments
For payments at crematoria and burial grounds
For making payments in all pharmacies on production of doctor's prescription and proof of identity
For payments on purchases LPG gas cylinders
For making payments to catering services on board, during travel by rail
For making payments for purchasing tickets for travel by suburban and metro rail services
For making payments for purchase of entry tickets for any monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India
For making payments towards any fees, charges, taxes or penalties, payable to the Central or state governments including Municipal and local bodies
For making payments towards utility charges for water and electricity only, which shall be restricted to individuals or households for payment of only arrears or current charges. No advance payments shall be allowed
For payments towards court fees
For making payments towards purchase of seeds from the centres, units or outlets belonging to the Central or state governments, Public Sector Undertakings, National or State Seeds Corporations, Central or State Agricultural Universities and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, on production of proof of identity: Provided that for the purposes of this clause, specified bank notes shall mean bank notes of the denominational value of Rs 500
Payment of school fees up to Rs 2000 per student in Central government, state government, municipality and local body schools
Payment of fees in Central or state government colleges
Payments towards pre- paid mobile top-up to a limit of Rs 500 per top-up