Awareness Programme by RBI post demonetization

with 0 Comment
Awareness Programme by RBI post demonetization 

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

09-December-2016 17:53 IST

Awareness Programme by RBI post demonetization 

Following the cancellation of legal tender character of old banknotes of high denomination, to minimize the inconvenience to public, telephone helplines has been set up by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been uploaded from time to time. Various Notifications and Press Releases, in connection with withdrawal of legal tender character of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 denominations, have been issued by the Government and the Reserve Bank of India which are available at and

Various steps have been taken to popularise cashless transactions viz., waiving the MDR charges till 31.12.2016 by the banks to promote greater use of Debit cards, reducing the USSD charges by TRAI from the current Rs. 1.50 per session to Rs. 0.50 per session for transactions relating to Banking and Payments and waiver of the same by the telecom companies until December 31, 2016, not to levy service charge of Rs. 20 for second class and Rs. 40 for upper classes on purchase of reserved E-tickets upto 31st December, 2016 and encouraging public to use balances in bank accounts to pay for their requirements by cheque or through electronic means of payments such as Internet banking, mobile wallets, IMPS, credit/debit cards etc. Further, all Government organizations, public sector undertakings and other Government authorities have been advised to promote the use of digital payment methods. Further details are available at

It has been decided to print banknotes based on plastic/polymer substrate. The process of procurement has been initiated.

This was stated by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Related Posts...


Recent Stories...

Civilian Pay Matrix

Defence Pay Matrix

Popular Posts

Ever Green Posts

Ever Remembering Pots..!

90 Paisa Blog touches new heights

10 crore viewers…90 Paisa Blog touches new heights
Making a Mark Achieved 100 Million Page Views - "Central Government Employees News" Blog
We are proud of our latest accomplishment – 90Paisa Blog, the first ever blog for Central Government employees, has now crossed 10 crore hits!!!
From the bottom of our hearts, we express our sincere gratitude to all our patrons who have been supporting us all along.