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Finance Ministry, RBI response sought on exchanging old notes

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

The has sought response from the Ministry and Reserve of on a PIL seeking extension of deadline for exchanging the demonetised notes.

A division bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Vinay Deshpande issued the notices yesterday while hearing a (PIL), and posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks.


The petitioner, Urmila Wasudeo Kowe, said in her PIL that there should be more time to exchange old high denomination notes. The earlier deadline of November 24 to change the now defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes has expired and many in rural areas and those from working class, could not change their hard earned money. For such segment, the time limit should be extended.

The Central demonetised the old high currency notes with effect from November 8 midnight and granted time till November 24 to exchange old notes.

The labour, working class and migrant workers also have old notes and they are unable to deposit the same as many of them do not have accounts. It is not possible for them to reach to RBI and such persons should be allowed to exchange old notes from nationalised banks, the PIL said, while seeking such a direction to the RBI and the Centre.

Advocate Ashwin Ingole appeared for the petitioner.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 02 2016. 14:22 IST
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