2000 Rupees Note: The last date for exchange and deposit of Rs 2000 notes is tomorrow i.e. 7 October 2023. After tomorrow the deadline for exchanging Rs 2000 notes will end. However, there are still many people who have neither exchanged nor deposited the Rs 2000 notes.
12 thousand crores have not returned yet
According to the latest data from the Reserve Bank, of the Rs 3.56 lakh crore Rs 2,000 notes in circulation as of May 19, 2023, Rs 12,000 crore had not yet been returned. Let us tell you that on May 19, the Reserve Bank had announced the demonetization of Rs 2000 notes. Its deadline which was fixed for 30th September, was now extended to 7th October, which is ending tomorrow.
Notes will be changed here after October 7
However, even after October 7, Rs 2,000 notes will be exchangeable only at RBI offices and will no longer be considered legal tender. People will have to exchange notes at 19 RBI offices from October 8 as bank branches will no longer allow the facility to deposit or exchange currency. People can also deposit Rs 2,000 notes into their bank accounts within the country by sending them through India Post to any of the 19 RBI offices.
What did RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das say?
According to Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das, 87 percent of the Rs 2,000 notes removed from circulation have been deposited back in the banks. Notes of other denominations have been used in place of the remainder. The RBI Governor claimed that of the Rs 3.56 lakh crore notes in circulation as of May 19, 2023, Rs 12,000 crore have still not been returned.
According to RBI, notes worth Rs 3.42 lakh crore have been returned since September 29, while notes worth Rs 14,000 crore are still not returned. The central bank had also extended the deadline for returning the notes by a week.
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