Pre-2005 currency notes can be exchanged at any bank: RBI

New Delhi: You can walk into any bank to get your pre-2005 currency notes - including Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 denominations - exchanged till January 1, 2015, following a directive by the Reserve Bank
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India TV News Desk 16 Mar 2014, 05:51 PM IST
New Delhi: You can walk into any bank to get your pre-2005 currency notes - including Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 denominations - exchanged till January 1, 2015, following a directive by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) asking banks to help the public get rid of old currency notes.

There is no limit on the number of notes that can be exchanged.

The RBI has decided to withdraw the pre-2005 currency notes from circulation and asked the holders of such currency to exchange them by January 1, 2015. The earlier deadline was June 30. Thereafter, people would have had to produce identity proof to exchange more than 10 notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000.

In the recently released FAQs, the apex bank said, "Banks have been advised to freely provide this exchange facility to all members of public, whether customer or non-customer." It further said that there is no such restriction on the number of pieces that can be exchanged.

"Banks have been advised to freely exchange these notes till January 1, 2015."

Meanwhile, banks have been advised to stop reissuing the pre-2005 series notes over the counters or via ATMs. Lenders have been asked to forward the pre-2005 notes to the RBI.

 
 
 

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