Your mutilated banknote is money still: RBI rules for currency exchange

As per RBI (Note Refund) Rules, 2009 no bank can decline to exchange the damaged, mutilated, taped or torn banknotes. Here're RBI rules for exchange you must know.

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The printing of paper-like banknotes in India is made by using 100 per cent cotton, according to RBI.

BS Web Team New Delhi
Soiled, mutilated or imperfect currency notes are not useless. Such notes can be exchanged by any bank branch or Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issue office on the condition that they are not fake.

Importantly, notes on which religious or political slogans are written cease to be legal tender and are not exchangeable. Branches of co-operative banks and regional rural banks (RRBs) are not eligible to exchange mutilated notes.

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First Published: Jul 05 2022 | 06:00 AM IST

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